FOXBOROUGH, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A devastating loss for the New England Patriots on Sunday, falling 21-24 against the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots are now 2-5 on the season, also their fourth-straight loss.
The game was a heartbreaking loss. Starting quarterback Cam Newton had the momentum going his way, the Patriots were fighting back throughout the whole game, and with only less than a minute left in the fourth quarter Newton fumbles the ball, and that was it.
Just a devastating way for the Patriots to lose this one, their fourth straight loss on the season.
Newton and New England were battling it out all game with the Buffalo Bills. Having the perfect opportunity at the end, down just three points, with under a minute left in the game, to either tie it or go for the win, but Newton fumbles the ball, giving it back to the Bills, and leaving Patriots nation speechless.
A somber Newton told Western Mass News it was "unacceptable" on his part.
"It affects me more than I'm still jeopardizing this team's success because of my lackluster performances of protecting the football," he noted. "So coach, trust me with my hands, and I wouldn't want it any other way. I have to do a better job of protecting it.
Despite the momentum and fight the Patriots showed throughout the game, running back Damien Harris agreed with Newton and told Western Mass News, it's not enough. He said the team has to find ways to win, plain and simple.
Even though Harris had a strong individual performance on Sunday, he said it doesn't matter if the result doesn't end in a win.
He said the team has a lot of work to do and will get right back to it, on Monday, on the practice field.
The game has created obstacles for any hopes to qualify for playoffs. Head coach Bill Belichick said they have to be better.
"I think we did a lot of things well and off the win, but not quite well because we didn't win. We're in position, we had an opportunity, and certainly could have done things better along the way, so disappointed to work hard and not have the results that we're looking for," he said.
The Patriots will return to the practice field Monday, Nov. 2, aiming to get back on track before taking on the New York Jets next Monday, Nov. 9, at 8:15 p.m.