This season has been nothing short of disastrous for the New England Patriots, who have entered the bye week far below preseason expectations with a 2-8 record rather than being in the mix for playoff contention.

So, can it get any worse? That's likely not the case unless fans aren't all in on throwing in the towel in hopes of obtaining a top-five NFL Draft pick as the Patriots likely embark upon the beginning of a rebuild this offseason.   

Here is how we see the final seven games of the Patriots season playing out. 

Nov 12, 2023; Frankfurt, Germany; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) calls a play at the line against the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth quarter during an International Series game at Deutsche Bank Park. 

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Week 12 - at New York Giants, November 26, 1 p.m. 

Coming off the bye week, the Patriots are immediately faced with a rematch from Super Bowls XLII and XLVI, with both looking like shells of their former selves. Without quarterback Daniel Jones, even the Patriots will be too much for the Giants. Mac Jones is still better than Tommy Devito, right? 

Patriots win.

Record: 3-8

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Week 13 - vs. Los Angeles Chargers, December 3, 1 p.m. 

In what could be potentially the final time Patriots coach Bill Belichick faces off against the Chargers - potentially his next team - quarterback Justin Herbert will hand New England their ninth loss of the season.

Chargers win.

Record: 3-9 

Week 14 - at Pittsburgh Steelers, December 7, 8 p.m. 

While this game will provide a matchup of two struggling offenses, the Steelers are the better team. And with a defense that includes vaunted edge rusher T.J. Watt, the Patriots are dealt another loss.

Steelers win.

Record: 3-10

Week 15 - vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 18, 8:15 p.m.

Despite having the comfort of playing inside Gillette Stadium, it is hard to see New England scoring enough points to pull the upset on Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champions.

Chiefs win.

Record: 3-11

Week 16 - at Denver Broncos, December 24, 8:15 p.m. 

Sticking in the AFC West, the Patriots will then go on the road to face Russell Wilson and the Broncos. However, even with the Broncos being ranked last in the division, they will have enough to get past the Patriots.

Broncos win.

Record: 3-12

Week 17 - at Buffalo Bills, December 31, 1 p.m. 

While the Patriots did manage to pull the upset on the Bills in their Week 7 matchup as Mac Jones led the team on a game-winning drive, Buffalo will get its revenge. 

Bills win.

Record: 3-13

Week 18 - vs. New York Jets, January 7, TBD 

In another AFC East matchup against a team the Patriots already hold a win against, this time the Jets and Zach Wilson will find a way to end their 15-game losing streak to New England.

Jets win.

Record: 3-14