The 4 toughest losses for the New England Patriots in the last five years

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Week 4 loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2021 season

When Tom Brady returned to Gillette Stadium as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Patriots fans wanted to beat him.

With rookie quarterback Mac Jones, the Patriots fought great but ultimately fell to the reigning Super Bowl champions 19-17.

What most fans forget about that game is that Jones actually outplayed Brady.

Jones threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, giving the Patriots a lead in the fourth quarter. If it weren’t for Bill Belichick being conservative at the end of the game and kicking a long-field goal, the Patriots would have likely left with the W.