Belichick doesn't care about either this week. And his final three regular-season games against Oakland, Arizona and Buffalo aren't on his mind much.
He's busy preparing the Patriots to come back from their worst offensive outing of the season. Against the Steelers, their offense managed just 267 yards, absorbed five sacks, committed four turnovers and was 1-for-13 on third-down conversions. Matthew Slater also lost a fumble when he dropped a kickoff.
"I am confident in the team," Belichick said. "We have had our highs and lows and we bounce back from those. ... There has been a good effort and good attentiveness to try to correct things, improve and get them right. I don't see any reason why that would change."
The Patriots reached the playoffs in each of the last five seasons and have three Super Bowl wins in the decade. They lost that game last February on a last-minute touchdown by the Giants, their only loss of the season.
Now they might miss the playoffs even if they win their remaining games.
"The best thing we can do is go out there and win," Belichick said. "We are not worried about anybody else but Seattle."
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