As if it wasn't embarrassing enough to squander away another game with a fourth-quarter collapse Sunday, the Patriots had to watch as their star player was the subject of a taunting Seahawks player after the game.

Through the first six games of the 2012 season, there’s one thing we’ve learned about the Patriots above all else: They’re not finishers.



After suffering a 24-23 loss to Seattle on Sunday afternoon, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady lamented a series of squandered opportunities by his offense.

A frustrated Patriots defensive captain Vince Wilfork wasn't in a mood for making excuses after the Pats blew a 13-point fourth-quarter lead Sunday and suffered a 24-23 loss to the Seahawks in Seattle.

"Didn't make enough plays, plain and simple," Wilfork said. "That's all I have. Didn't make enough plays. What else can you do? We lost and we're moving on. That's where it's at.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick offered a somber and stark analysis of his team's 24-23 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. 

"All the way across the board, everybody involved in the game, none of us did a good enough job," he said. "The result is what it was. It's just not good enough." 

Rookie Russell Wilson connected for a 46-yard touchdown pass to Sidney Rice on a post pattern with 1:18 left in the fourth quarter as the Seahawks wiped out a 13-point fourth quarter deficit to stun the Patriots, 24-23, Sunday afternoon in the rain at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Patriots fell to 3-3 and into a tie with the Dolphins, Bills and Jets in the AFC East. 

Following his team's 35-9 win over the Colts, Jets coach Rex Ryan said that he wasn't going to get into a war of words with the Patriots. At least not yet. 

"I don't feel like tugging on Superman's cape today," Ryan told reporters. "Maybe tomorrow." 

The Jets are now 3-3 heading into their showdown next Sunday with the Patriots in Foxboro. The Pats won both meetings last season. 

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is active for the first time since injuring his right ankle on Sept. 16 while rookie linebacker Dont'a Hightower is missing his second straight game with a hamstring injury. 

The Patriots inactives list also includes tight end Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion), receiver Julian Edelman (hand), safety Steve Gregory (hip), linebacker Tracy White (foot), offensive lineman Matt Tennant and defensive end Jake Bequette. 

Edelman, Gregory, Hightower and White were ruled out before Sunday's inactive list came out. 

Here are the 10 premiere matchups in Sunday’s Patriots-Seahawks game in Seattle:



FOXBORO -- Safety Steve Gregory (hip) and linebacker Tracy White (foot) have both been ruled out for Sunday’s game in Seattle against the Seahawks. In addition, the Patriots listed 14 players as “questionable” for the game, a group that includes tight ends Aaron Hernandez (ankle) and Rob Gronkowski (hip) and wide receiver Wes Welker (ankle). Here’s the complete rundown:

 

OUT

S Steve Gregory (hip)

LB Tracy White (foot)

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