Reds captain James Horwill says that "stupid little errors" let his side down in their 3-34 loss to the Waratahs at Suncorp.
The loss for the Reds was their 11th this season and their fourth from eight at home in Brisbane.
In 2013 the Reds played eight and lost one and drew one at home.
In 2011 when the Reds won the title their only loss was to the Brumbies in the 16th round.
"We did a lot of good things tonight and then just stupid little errors let us down," Reds captain James Horwill said.
"They hurt us from long range a lot of the time and they hurt us from our errors."