Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 8/23/13
The New England Patriots loss on Thursday night was as ugly as it gets. After a 40-9 loss where the Pats looked like the "little Giants" sans Ice Box and could have used Rashid "hot hands" Hanon's stick'em, the offense dropped the "TP" roll three times as the Lions poured it on in the 2nd half. Tom Brady even looked human for the first time this preseason. While the score may have raised a few eyebrows and left some fans worried going forward the New England faithful have plenty of reasons not to worry just yet unlike the Giants did that day versus the Cowboys. Here are my top reasons to stay calm. It's just the preseason. We shouldn't have to delve deeper into this but for the sake of it; before the Patriots 2007 season their record was 2-2 in the preseason. They were also 2-2 before the 2011 season. Both campaigns culminated in a Super Bowl trips. Last year the Pats were 1-3 in the preseason but would they have made the Super Bowl had they won one extra preseason game? No. Just ...
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