The patriots were 2-1 last year at this time after a loss to the Jets. This year's loss was to the Buffalo Bills, another division rival. The Bills played hard and came out on top. One loss isn't the end of the world and I think the Patriots can learn from this loss and use it to their advantage. The Patriots had a great first half and just collapsed the 2nd half of the game. I don't think the offense played bad at all this game. There were some unlucky passes where the ball was deflected and landed in the hands of the Bills defensive backs. And of course Chad dropped that ball. The work needs to be done mostly on Defense. I think Brady was long overdue for a bad game like this and It's out of their system now. The Patriots will learn from this game and be fired up next week. I'd rather it be the Bills than the Jets because I don't think the Bills will remain on top of the division much longer.