49ers deal Patriots largest home loss ever under Belichick originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The New England Patriots had some very impressive streaks ended by the 49ers on Sunday. One in the beginning of the contest, and one following the game’s conclusion.
The 49ers got off to a great start, going 75 yards in nine plays on the very first drive of the game, which culminated in a 3-yard touchdown run by Jeff Wilson. That was the first opening-drive touchdown the Patriots had allowed in a home game in over four years.
San Francisco seized the momentum with that first drive and never gave it back, building a 23-3 lead at halftime. The 49ers continued to pile on in the second half and left Foxboro with a dominant 33-6 win.
With the victory, the 49ers extended New England’s losing streak to three games, and thereby snapped the longest span between three-game losing streaks in NFL history. Entering Sunday, the Patriots had gone 286 consecutive games without losing three in a row.
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The beatdown was historic, too. The Patriots’ 27-point margin of defeat marked their largest home loss ever under coach Bill Belichick, and is tied for their second-worst loss overall during his tenure.
The Patriots 27 point loss was their largest home loss under Bill Belichick, and tied for the 2nd-largest loss overall.
They had gone 286 straight games without a 3-game losing streak. That is the longest span between 3-game losing streaks in NFL history.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 25, 2020
It took prolonged dominance to establish those streaks, and a standout performance to end them.