Patriots offence wins with late surge over nasty Jets ‘D’
The New England Patriots were far from perfect Sunday.
They dropped passes.
They had no ground game.
They trailed for the first time this season heading into the fourth quarter.
The Jets had them on the hook.
But, somehow, Tom Brady found an escape route, rallying New England for a 30-23 win.
So, an imperfect afternoon still translates into a perfect 6-0 record; the surprising Jets falling just short in a chance to snatch a piece of first place.
This was a game featuring the NFL’s highest-scoring offence vs. a New York defence, ranked No. 1 over-all. The Patriots had scored at least 28 in each game this year averaging 422.4 yards, second to only San Diego. New England’s 325.2 passing yards per game were also second behind the Chargers.
But Sunday, the Pats were often their own worst enemies with 11 dropped passes, including six by just activated Brandon LaFell.