Shocking Trend: Leading at half....then losing From 2002-2008, the Patriots won 66 games when leading at half and only lost 1. Out of the two big winning streaks, the absence of consecutive losses for so many years, the home winning streak (current), consecutive games scoring 30 (current and past), this 66-1 is equally as impressive. According to this ESPN article, A New England Patriots win is no longer a sure thing with a halftime lead - ESPN Boston, and adding today, they have lost 6 games now since 2008. I'm not sure if it reflects the coaching and their halftime (or lack thereof) adjustments or the players and their motivation but I am ruling out a statistical aberration. That could only be possible if all the leads in the glory yrs were huge at half and all the leads since were small, but we know that is not the case - I don't think this is the case. Brady's record in OT games and even games decided by less than 7 used to be spectacular. I suppose it could reflect on the age or conditioning of the team - but I am still leaning towards something to do with coaching. There is one thing that happened just about 2007 that could have effected this but I shudder even to think of what those implications are. What do you guys think?