Patriots look to fix road woes

Patriots look to fix road woes
November 27, 2013, 11:30 am
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FOXBORO – The Patriots have three losses this season and in each one they were throwing to the end zone on their last possession with a chance to win or draw even.
 
They did neither in any of them. The Patriots lost at Carolina on November 18, at New York (in overtime) on October 20 and at Cincinnati on October 6.
 
An Aqib Talib pass breakup at the end of the Patriots 30-23 win in Atlanta secured that win and the Patriots trailed the Bills 21-17 going into the fourth in the season opener.
 
The road record is not escaping Bill Belichick’s attention. Wednesday morning, Belichick brought up the Patriots’ road record as a source of concern.
 
The nadir for road work by the Patriots came in 2009 when they lost six of seven on the road (their win in London over Tampa amounts to a neutral site game).
 
In 2010, a tremendous game by Patrick Chung at Miami in October helped snap that skid as the Patriots went 6-2 on the road. The Patriots went 5-3 on the road in 2011. The Patriots lost at Baltimore (31-30) and at Seattle (24-23) in 2012.
 
The 2-9 Texans present a good chance for the Patriots to fix their issues this weekend. Awaiting in December are road games at Baltimore and Miami.