What's gone wrong for playoff Patriots?

Spotlighting three troubling trends in three straight New England postseason losses

Updated: January 21, 2011, 3:06 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

Three straight postseason losses in three different seasons.

Could there possibly be a common thread?

After all, the previous two games were very different from Sunday's loss to the New York Jets. Super Bowl XLII was a blown fourth-quarter lead. Last season's loss was out of hand just minutes into the game.

Yet there are a few trends that have emerged from the New England Patriots' past three postseason games.

In all three cases, ...

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