Other teams losing games occasionally isn't exactly getting bailed out in my book. Maybe the 2011 season with everyone else losing in the last week to let us back into the playoffs—that kind of thing is a bail out.
But this was NE losing their second division game. Denver has only lost one. Basically it amounts to NE not holding serve when they had an opening. Not an extraordinary break to catch that the Pats lose on the road to a possible playoff team.