Well that was a lot harder than it had to be. Thursday night games all season have been blowouts by the home team. Of course when the Patriots play the Jets, it turns into the closest game both teams played all season and was decided by a last second blocked field goal. The defense looked terrible and the offense did just enough to squeak by one of the worst secondaries in the league. If you’re looking for silver linings in this game it’s that the Patriots got the win, they’re 5-2 in control of the division, they have 10 days off before their next game, and they escaped without any additional injuries.
- To start off, how about that redemption for Chris Jones? Remember it was Jones last year against the Jets who was called for that ridiculous penalty on a field goal in overtime which Nick Folk missed. Jones was called for pushing the lineman from the second level, or as we called it “Pushgate.” Folk then nailed the field goal from 15 yards closer and the Jets won the game. Throughout the game the Patriots were close to getting to Folk coming off the edges. The final play saw Jones go right through the middle to get his hands up and swat the ball down. A fitting end to a brutal nail-biter. Continue reading Notes and Observations Week 7: Amendola, Chris Jones Save the Day; Patriots Beat Jets 27-25 »
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