Streaky hot Pats lay it on line vs. Giants

New England has lost 2 in row during regular season just twice in Brady/Belichick era

Updated: November 5, 2011, 7:19 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Only in New England can a one-score loss to the defending conference champion result in such widespread panic. Given the buzz around the team on the heels of a Week 8 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, you might suspect the Patriots were 2-5 instead of the reverse. Hey, it's not like the Patriots have lost back-to-back games.

No, that'd be a real reason to panic, if only because it virtually never happens. Since the start of the 2003 season, the Patriots have lost consecutive ...

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