New England Patriots vs New York Jets: Three Game Studs
The New England Patriots came into Monday night on a four-game losing streak. On paper playing against the winless New York Jets looks like an easy win. That was not the case. At times during the game the Jets had the lead. With Sam Darnold out New York started Joe Flacco. After what happened last week to Cam Newton, fumbling on the Patriots’ final drive in a loss to the Buffalo Bills, he had a better game against the Jets. Over the weekend I saw many games in which teams played the best game of their seasons only to lose their games. What I mean is this was the best the New York Jets played . This was a good game and they should have had their first win. The better teams, in the end, find a win which is what New England did last night.
We all know how Cam Newton takes and reads everything. After what happened last week against the Buffalo Bills. Newton went 27/35 for 274 yards. Once again he also used his legs to help the New England Patriots. He had 10 carries for 16 yards and two touchdowns. Where I believe he shined was on the final drive. With the game tied at 27, there were some interesting moments for the Patriots. The biggest play was the pass to Jakobi Myers to set up the game-winning field goal. Newton was relieved after they won the game 30-27. He smiled after the game.
Myers seems to becoming more comfortable with Cam Newton. Without Julian Edelman, the New England Patriots have had no major wide receivers. Myers had 12 catches on 14 targets for 169 yards. He did not have a touchdown but made some big catches when he needed to. Myers’s longest catch was for 33 yards. Hopefully, this will be the combination that will lead to more Patriots wins. This is one of the biggest reasons why Tom Brady left because they had no weapons. N’Keal Harry has been a bust since being drafted. Myers has been great for Cam Newton and New England.
Sam Darnold was unavauilable for the New York Jets. Joe Flacco was named the starter. He shined in that role. Flacco went 18/25 for 262 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. The reason why the Jets had a chance to win this game was because of Flacco. Two of his touchdown passes were to Breshad Perriman and the other one was to Jamison Crowder. This was the best game that New York played all season. Just the unfortunate part was they did not come out with the win. Look for Flacco to probably get some more starts and maybe they can get win number one they play the New England Patriots again in week 17.
As a New England Patriots fan, this game had me worried because the New York Jets played good enough to win. Either one of these teams will make the playoffs. The Jets who have been ridiculed all season. Many point the finger at Adam Gase their head coach. I agree that he is a major problem. Last night the coaching staff had the right game plan against the Patriots. For the Patriots Newton will get better and hook more with Jacobi Myers in hopes they can get back on track.
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