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Patriots CB Kyle Arrington Has Simple Message for Fans

Patriots CB Kyle Arrington shows distress after tweets. (J. Pat Carter/Associated Press)

As the clock ran down on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, Eli Manning put a dagger in the Patriots hearts once again.

Manning connected with Jake Ballard on a 1-yard touchdown reception to give the Giants a 24-20 win.

With back-to-back loses the Patriots now find themselves in a tight race for the AFC East crown. Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington, who leads the NFL with five interceptions, picked off Manning in the endzone Sunday — which at the time provided a huge momentum swing for New England.

Arrington took to Twitter after the defeat.

“Don’t hop back on the bandwagon later #fakefans”
The 25-year-old corner also added:
“We are all just a little emotional, no one likes loosing…. #nite”
Nothing Arrington tweeted was shocking, but you can get the sense that this team feels pressure. I’m not suggesting that people are jumping “off the bandwagon,” but you have to face the facts.
The Patriots haven’t won a playoff game since the 2007 season and they haven’t done a good job over the years improving on their biggest weakness: the defense.
Under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady the Patriots simply don’t lose consecutive games. Now with the New York Jets on the horizon, the Patriots are in a must-win situation.
And the team knows it.

About Matthew Marcantonio - @M_Marcantonio

Matthew Marcantonio is the Patriots and college football editor at Sports of Boston. Marcantonio has contributed for two newspapers; the Sentinel & Enterprise (Leominster, Mass) and The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La) and held internships with The Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated.

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