The New England Patriots have faced a lot of heartbreak in their team history, and included is their 5 Super Bowl losses.
The Patriots have been to 11 super bowls in their team history and are 6-5 in Super Bowls since the 1985 season.
The Patriots were bad from their founding in 1960 until the mid-1990s when they had success with Bill Parcells, Pete Carroll and Drew Bledsoe. Then came Belichick and Brady in 2000, when they came they established a winning culture of making 9 Super Bowls from 2001 to 2018, when they were 6-3 in that span.
The Patriots currently have the most wins and losses in Super Bowl history, they’re tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for most wins and tied with the Denver Broncos for most Super Bowl losses.
There have been very heartbreaking losses, and there are a few that were expected, and we’ll take a look at those distinctions shortly.
Super Bowl XX: New England Patriots shellacked by the Chicago Bears
The 1985 Patriots had one of their most Cinderella seasons in team history. They were 11-5 on the season, and they were 11-5 and in third place in the AFC East behind the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins, and the No. 5 seed in the AFC. They upset the No. 4 Jets in the Wild Card round, as the Wild Card teams would face each other at the time. Next, they upset the No. 1 Los Angeles Raiders in the Divisional round. Then, at the Orange Bowl they defeated the No. 2 Dolphins in the AFC Championship, otherwise known as The Squish the Fish game.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Bears had one of the best seasons in NFL History in 1985 as they were 15-1, with the only loss being against the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football.
The Bears were expected to win the Super Bowl, and boy did they blow the Patriots out. The score was 46-10, and the Bears had the biggest blowout in Super Bowl history at the time. They had the record for the biggest blowout until four years later when the 49ers blew out the Broncos 55-10, and they still have the record to this day.
Patriots quarterback Tony Eason started at quarterback, and was replaced by Patriots legend Steve Grogan after a poor performance of 0/6, which made him the only Super Bowl starting quarterback to not complete a pass in the big game.
Although this was a blowout, this is only the least disappointing Super Bowl loss for the New England Patriots.