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The end of the New England Dynasty

“It’s over,” I said as the New England Patriots fell to 1-5 on the season after a loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. “This is the worst New England sports team that I can remember.” 

I believe I was speaking for every diehard Pats’ fan when I said this after their 21-17 loss to Las Vegas. In the official NFL team rankings after Week 6, the Patriots  were ranked 29th, ahead of only  the Bears, Giants and Panthers. 

Mac Jones has not looked good since his rookie season, and Bill Belichick has not adapted to the modern game, which might involve Malik Cunningham under center.

I remember the days when I was young, not knowing much about football, but knowing enough to realize that the Patriots with Tom Brady were really good. I remember wondering  at the beginning of each season who they were going to play in the Super Bowl because I couldn’t imagine them not being part of the biggest game of the season. 

I’m probably so distraught with the way they’re playing now because I was spoiled growing up—with all New England sports, really.

The Patriots have always been renowned for their defenses, and their defense is not the main problem this season. The main blame for the struggles is the offense, more specifically Mac Jones, who has a total quarterback  rating of 36.8 with the NFL average quarterback rating being 50. 

Even with the surprise comeback win over the Buffalo Bills, I’m not totally convinced that this is a good team, or even a competitive one. 

The dynasty that I once loved is over and I have to accept it. I’m going to remain a fan but, for right now, I might have to embrace “the tank” and hope they can draft their next Tom Brady.

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Benjamin Roberge, Journalist
Benjamin Roberge is a 17 year old from Epsom, New Hampshire. He works at Target. He likes all sports.