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For Patriots Nation, Thursday night’s 42-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs was not fun. The offense wasn’t clicking at all, while the defense was getting destroyed.

And to top it all off, the 537 yards given up by the Patriots were the most ever in coach Bill Belichick’s run with the team, since he joined the organization in 2000.

The team, personnel and fans alike have no choice but to learn from it and move on. That’s exactly what linebacker Kyle Van Noy plans to do.

The fifth-year veteran spoke to reporters on Friday about his confidence in a “turnaround” after that ugly loss last week.

“I take my one day to be mad about a loss,” Van Noy said. “I’m not very happy with how I played. I’m not happy about how the defense played or as a team.”

“We’re better than what we put. I think it will show the next time we play. We’re going to come together, this is going to bring us closer, and we’ll be good to go.”

Van Noy recently signed a two-year contract extension with the Patriots that runs through the 2019 season. He was originally scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

While he’s happy and honored to get the extension, his main focus is on getting better. And he’s confident the Patriots will get things done.

“It’s just no fun to lose, but this team is built with winners, and we’re going to bounce back,” he said. “We can either stay and hold on to this or move forward, and I think we should, with 15 games left, we ought to keep pushing. On to the Saints.”

Maybe that game was the wake-up call they needed.

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Megan Carnahan 9/11/2017 11:00:00 AM Edit
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