FOXBORO -- As of Monday afternoon, the Patriots showed up to Gillette Stadium searching for answers from Sunday night's 41-34 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, a game in which they fell behind 31-3 at one point, and then saw their comeback fall short after they tied the game at 31-31.
But Sunday presents a new challenge. New England heads to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars, a team that has only two wins this season.
Before moving onto the preparations for that game, the Patriots -- on Monday -- went over some of their mistakes and their strong points from Sunday night's loss to the 49ers.
"I saw just kind of what everybody else saw," said Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich on Monday. "Too many turnovers early, and defensively, we just need to make some of those stops in the third quarter. That's kind of what we had to have."
Not everything was bad, though.
"I love the way that we fought the whole game," said Ninkovich. "Again, you can't put yourself in a hole like we did, early in the game, and expect to win those games. Again, I think we played tough."
Ninkovich said he'll go home on Monday night and begin to watch tape of the Jaguars on his own. From that point on, it will be about Jacksonville, and Jacksonville only.
"I'll be mad today, but I'll come in Tuesday and work out, get my two days of workouts in and get ready for Wednesday," he said.
"Obviously you don't want to have that feeling of a loss, but again, I just go back to taking this as a learning experience for us, to learn from and just move on," added Ninkovich. "It goes back to just learning from your mistakes, and still trying to build on what we have through the whole year."