The New England Patriots are having a horrible Christmas Eve.
Bill Belichick and Co. returned home for Week 16 with hopes of forgetting all about last week’s incredibly embarrassing loss to the Las Vegas Raiders in Sin City.
Instead, they’re getting embarrassed again and this time they’re doing it in front of their fans, who must be having just an awful time in the freezing temps at Gillette Stadium.
Belichick, who was seen dropping an F-bomb after an early Bengals TD, has had no answers for Joe Burrow, who completed 28(!) passes in the first half. Three of those passes went for TDs, which helped lead the Bengals to a 22-0 lead at the break.
The Patriots’ offense, meanwhile, continued to be the definition of horrible with Mac Jones throwing for just 29 yards so far.
That’s not great!
NFL fans roasted Belichick and the Patriots.
One of the worst halves of football for the #Patriots on both sides of the ball that I can remember. Three first downs on offense (one first down meant nothing at the end of the half). 300 total yards allowed on defense. Just not competitive in any area.
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) December 24, 2022
Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick should be ashamed of the football product they have put on the field since Brady left. #Patriots
— Jay W (@JayWenz27) December 24, 2022
We can make fun of Belichick and the Lions for giving Matt Patricia these chances but the real people with some explaining to do is the Westinghouse Electric Company. pic.twitter.com/LZDVjyc2wV
— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) December 24, 2022
Belichick will never do it publicly however u have to wonder will he admit his fault and hire an actual OC this off season ?
— Booger (@ESPNBooger) December 24, 2022
In hell your football team has Matt Patricia as its offensive coordinator.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) December 24, 2022
Bill Cowher and Boomer Esiason both calling for the #Patriots to replace Mac Jones with Bailey Zappe at halftime.
What the hell has taken Matt Patricia and Bill Belichick so long to see it?
— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) December 24, 2022
1) Fire entire coaching staff including Belichick
2) Hire Sean Payton
3) Release Trent Brown, Isiah Wynn, all Wide Receivers but Thornton
4) In free agency, sign 2 Tackles and no.1 WR
5) Draft Tackle, WR in first two rounds
6) Give Mac on more year
— jimfromlakewinni (@jkre1244) December 24, 2022
Belichick gonna Belichick https://t.co/4a6PEKONCg
— 13 Seconds…. (@BrokenBillsFan_) December 24, 2022
Mac finally with a great pass and bust 2nd round WR drops it
— Make Belichick Great Again (@TheMinoSays) December 24, 2022
Bill Belichick is going to respond to everyone taking him to task over Matt Patricia by hiring a shih tzu to run the Pats’ offense next year.
The resulting improvement will be negligible.
— T.J. Furman (@tj_furman) December 24, 2022
Belichick needs to retire. And let’s snag Brady as Headcoach and GM
— javid (@dbechara) December 24, 2022
Been this kinda game for Bill Belichick pic.twitter.com/9MsykvS8nE
— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) December 24, 2022
Burrow absolutely carving up Belichick & Sons defense.
— nick wright (@getnickwright) December 24, 2022
Matt Patricia certainly deserves all the criticism he’s getting, but I hope we don’t let Belichick off the hook. https://t.co/MYd58djCOU
— Matt Ryan hosts #CanonChat (@MatRyanELATeach) December 24, 2022