The second half of the regular season did not go too well with the New England Patriots. The team that won eight matches at the start of the championship lost four of the next eight. Moreover, the club ended the season with a defeat from Miami. Ahead of the playoff game, in which the wards of trainer Bill Belichik play against the Tennessee Titans, who secured a place in the playoffs on the regular season flag, having won against Houston in the last match of the regular championship.
Everything that happened with the “patriots” in the second half of the regular season more and more resembled the crisis. In particular, only clubs with a negative balance of wins and losses went out in the starting series against Pats. As soon as the New England began to play with the leaders, defeats immediately began. Moreover, in the second half the “patriots” had only one unconditional victory over the Cincinnati outsider. In other meetings, the difference in the score was only one possession of the ball.