The worst NFL blowout ended 59-0 but Bill Belichick should’ve made it even worse

The worst NFL blowout ended 59-0 but Bill Belichick should’ve made it even worse


– [Narrator] The NFL is at its best when the game goes down to the wire. Roethlisberger to Holmes for
the Super Bowl 43 game winner, the Rams stopping Dyson one
yard short as time expired, or DeSean Jackson dropping, dancing, and returning the punt
to knock off the Giants. Watching two teams battle with the game on the line is incredible, but when one team brings
everything they’ve got and the other can’t score a
point to save their season, the result is an
unwatchable nightmare that, of course, Jeff Fisher is invited to. This is The Worst NFL Blowout. The New England Patriots
took on the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Massachusetts
on October 18th, 2009. Brian Hoyer lined up to take
a knee in the closing seconds, the finality to a beating so demoralizing that Jeff Fisher and
company failed to realize their misery was not yet done. Once officials reminded everyone that it had been fourth
down so the clock stopped, Vince Young had to trudge onto the field to take one last pitiful snap. Spoiler, the fact that this
kneel down was properly executed might have been the best
thing the Titans did all day. Before the game kicked off, there was actually hope for
this 0 and 5 Tennessee team. Sure, snow had been collecting all day and there would be wind gusts
up to 25 miles per hour, but with Chris Johnson and LenDale White, those lousy conditions played
right into Tennessee’s hand. The same couldn’t be
said for the Patriots. Brady was throwing over 40 times
per game through five weeks and only once had the team
cracked 100 yards rushing. Hell, in pregame warmups,
even our perfect boy, Tom, was having a hard time handling the ball. The Titans were still
just 10 months removed from being the number one seed in the AFC, and the only meaningful
departure from that team came when Albert Haynesworth
swindled Washington on the first day of free agency. And once the game actually got underway, it looked like their defense
might keep them in it. They gave up 10 points
in the first quarter, but, hey, it’s the Patriots, that happens. Unfortunately, their offense
had eight meaningful drives in the first half, five of
which ended with a punt, including this 21-yard beauty by the poor but busy Reggie Hodges. The other three resulted in
this LenDale White fumble, a bunched snap, which
the Patriots fell on, and then this Kerry Collins interception. They finished the first half
with 84 yards on offense, which is honestly surprising
considering their passing attack had been impressive
for all the wrong reasons, but we’ll come back to that. Those turnovers happened on
back to back to back possessions and all contributed to a second quarter, which requires a not-safe-for-work tag in case any Patriots fans are watching. Y’all might get a little too excited. Already up 10 nothing, Tom Brady
abused the Titan’s defense. He started by hooking up with Randy Moss on this flea flicker for a 40-yard score. Then, less than one minute later, the pair connected
again from 28 yards out. A couple minutes after that,
this screen pass to Kevin Faulk resulted in a 38-yard touchdown. That led to Welker
getting in on the action, once from 30 yards out and
then again from the five. In less than 10 minutes of game time, the Titans’ defense gave
up five passing touchdowns, which matched how many the Titans’ offense had total on the season. And while Patriots pass catchers hauled in 23 of Brady’s 28 attempts, Tennessee receivers seemed confused by the concept of a catch. Collins passed 12 times and completed a grand
total of two on the day, aided by some awful drops
from guys like Chris Johnson. He finally connected on
his sixth pass for a nice 15-yard gain to Ahmard
Hall, but the lowest part of his night came on
his second completion. Facing fourth and 10
from the New England 17, Collins stumbled in his drop. He flipped the ball to Nate
Washington out of desperation, who fumbled and sent the play backwards, resulting in a 22-yard loss. This got credited as a pass play and gave the Titans negative
seven yards passing on the day. That was one of just
eight Tennessee plays in New England territory all game, and three of those eight
would result in a lost fumble. Collins got yanked after that and he passed the torch off to
Vince Young, who immediately threw it to a Pats defender
on his first attempt. Back to Brady, he led the Patriots for just one drive in the second half, throwing a third touchdown to Randy Moss, so at this point, he didn’t
even care to celebrate. The undrafted free agent, Brian
Hoyer, took over from there and led New England on a 12-play
drive, that was capped off by a failed QB sneak and
then a good QB sneak, plus, whatever this celebration is. Neither team scored in the fourth. Hoyer took a knee on second, third, and then, for some reason, fourth down, and then VY showed ’em how
it’s done to end the game. Here’s the thing, this beating should have been
so much worse than 59 to zero. The Patriots set record after
record with their performance but the garbage conditions and
even more garbage opponent, we deserved to see them go for blood. Instead, in the most lopsided
regular season game since the merger, the victors barely
tried for half the game. In the NFL, there are right
ways to blow a team out and there are wrong ways. Allow me a quick history lesson. In 1940, the Chicago Bears put on a clinic for how to destroy an opponent. In the NFL Championship game, they completely dismantled
Washington 73 to nothing. But there was a big difference
in these two shellackings. The Bears scored in every quarter, putting up 19 or more points
in the first third and fourth. Not only was their offense rolling, but their defense found
the end zone as well, with three pick sixes
in the third quarter. I know the forward pass
was still a fresh idea, but come on. They treated the NFL Championship
game as a company retreat and made sure everyone got in on the fun. Back to 2009 and the Patriots blew their load in the second quarter. From there, Belichick decided
to just toy with his foe. Like a lioness teaching her
cubs how to finish off their wounded prey, Hoyer came in
looking to make his coach proud. Usually with your backups
in and a sizable lead, you’re running the ball
and killing the clock, but in the 23 non-kneel
down plays ran with Hoyer on the field, the Pats still
threw the ball 11 times, plus three rushes by Hoyer. They also let the rookie go
for it twice on fourth down and converted one of them. Basically, this is the lioness
passing off the wounded zebra and the cub just swats at it
until it dies of exhaustion. The only redeeming thing about this game was that Phil Simms had
to suffer through it. Nantz forced him to relive
memories he tried to forget. – [Phil] Don’t bring up that game. – [Jim] Why is that? – [Phil] Because I get
nervous because I got almost crushed with a snowball. – [Narrator] But even that
bright side fell apart as the master conversationalist killed
airtime with impressions. – [Jim] Do you want to
hear my British accent? (Phil laughs) Well, there’s three
kinds of tea, how’s that? – [Narrator] And when the
game wasn’t good enough to talk about, they
focused on their coworker who got absolutely blown up, and then Simms tries to kink shame him. – [Narrator] To top it all
off, Jeff Fisher used this blowout loss to turn the
Titans’ season around and accomplish his annual personal goal, an eight and eight finish. Just as a nuclear blast won’t
disrupt a cockroach population a 59 nothing loss won’t derail this coach. So just remember, the only good blowout is one that goes on
for the full 60 minutes with no mercy given on
either side of the ball, because otherwise, Jeff
Fisher will never learn.

19 comments on this post

    the king of utub e

    Ravena vs dolphins had the same score right

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    John Beard

    The Bears beat the Redskins 73 to 0 in the 1940 NFL Championship game, so this isn't the worst loss in NFL history.

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    Mr. Penguin YT

    I feel like 49ers v Panthers is the worst blowout be they thought that Panthers were make us get our 1st lost then a 51-13 happened

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    Brian Evans

    Tom Brady's most recent pass was a pick 6 by the Tennessee Titans (in Foxoborough).

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    FlexibleAtheist 696

    Recovering alcoholic Kerry Collins looks drunk.

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    luigiclone

    Am I missing something? Wasn't the worst blowout Bears over the Redskins 73-0?

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    arogthegriot

    fact is deflated balls are easier to catch in the snow the pats did the same to the bears on a similar game bearz fumbled and dropped while the pats seemed to be playin in the sun, mind u, the bears are a cold weather team

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    Desert Guy

    I honestly think Brady paid exceptional well in bad weather that game while the Titans probably had no idea how to play in that weather.

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    Justin Nardine

    They were wearing the throwbacks that game!

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    Lake Hanson

    As a Titans fan, I am disappointed
    But good job Pats

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    Ben B

    December, 8 1940

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    Mike Leger

    The best part about this game is that CBS took it off the air…well I mean as far as the National tv slot. I remember because my dad is a pats fan and we were watching it and somewhere in the 3rd quarter james brown came on the air and said “well I don’t think there’s any question about the outcome of this game, let’s get you to a more competitive game!” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 my dad was so pissed at first but thankfully at the time we had directv and the nfl Sunday ticket so it was available on another Channel lmao

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    hdjablomi

    There are points in this video that the the guy talking sounds like Joe rogan

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    Neil Grooms

    Los Angeles Rams defeated the Atlanta Falcons 59 – 0 , I can’t remember the year.

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    Steve Swangler

    “As we the viewer deserved” bull. We as viewers deserve zilch. Hate to break it to you, but professional sports teams owe viewers nothing. The only thing they owe us is the money we give them to build the buildings where they operate their private owned businesses.
    But sportsmanship and decency is more important than any sense of self entitlement you may teel to being owed anything by any sports team.

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    Dan

    How does the guy making this video not know the Randy Moss TD celebration?

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    Slyrixz

    I swear i wish Randy moss still played for the patriots

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    needmoreramsay

    Great video. Well narrated. The only downside is how it accentuates the extent the GAME is FIXED. So sad

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    Michael Leroy

    Could have been those old Houston Oiler unis(2009 throwback season for original AFL teams)

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    Michael Leroy

    Snow in October didn't help

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