New York Jets obliterated by New England Patriots
- New York Jets 13 (1-5)
- New England Patriots 54 (3-4)
- NFL, Week 5, Final, Box Score
- Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
The New England Patriots scored on each of their first six touchdowns in Sunday’s divisional showdown at Gillette Stadium, crushing the New York Jets by a 54-13 final. New England (3-4) has now earned 12 consecutive victories over Gang Green.
New England began their onslaught through trickery, as Kendrick Bourne found Nelson Agholor for a 25-yard score, needing just four plays after the opening kickoff to give take the early, permanent lead.
The Jets countered with a three-and-out that lost four yards before the Patriots expanded their lead with seven more plays, creating an early two-touchdown lead through Damien Harris’ six-yard punch-in.
The first touchdown pass of the day comes from…Kendrick Bourne?!
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 24, 2021
— NFL (@NFL) October 24, 2021
To their credit, the Jets were able to move 45 yards in a dozen plays, but the would-be scoring trek ended in a missed Matt Ammendola field goal. New England would counter with a triple from Nick Folk in return.
The next Jets possession ended with a touchdown, but was preceded by the ultimate disaster: two low hits, neither of which earned penalties, led to Zach Wilson’s medically-induced departure with a knee injury.
Though Wilson did not return, the Jets got back into the game with a six-yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis, this one coming from backup Mike White on his first NFL pass.
— Robby Sabo (@RobbySabo) October 24, 2021
The Jets were unable to keep up the defensive pace. Two more New England touchdown drives awaited, treks that sandwiched a turnover on downs that ended inside the opposing 30.
Mac Jones earned touchdown passes on each of those drives, finding Brandon Bolden and Hunter Henry on the respective trips.
Mac Jones BEAUTIFULLY floats it up for Brandon Bolden who takes it in for 6!pic.twitter.com/PB5xQuRmVm
— Guy Boston Sports (@GuyBostonSports) October 24, 2021
Hunter Henry with a great touchdown catch. 🔥🔥
— Pats Buzz (@PatsBuzz) October 24, 2021
The Jets actually started the second half on a strong note. A reverse from Elijah Moore from 19 yards away lowed the deficit to 18, though the Jets missed the two-point conversion.
It wound up becoming the final source of good vibes the Jets had for the rest of the game.
— NFL (@NFL) October 24, 2021
The relentless Patriots kept right on rolling, first getting a field goal from Nick Folk before putting in two more rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Harris scored from three yards while sophomore J.J. Taylor earned a one-yard tally score the first of his NFL career.
— New England PatriotsNation™ (@PatsNationTM) October 24, 2021
JJ Taylor 1 yard TD run! pic.twitter.com/Z1A28SkGWn
— ✯✯✯✯✯ (@FTBVids_YT) October 24, 2021
The Jets (1-5) return to action next Sunday afternoon, as they battle the class of the AFC North, the Cincinnati Bengals (5-2), at MetLife Stadium (1 p.m. ET, CBS).
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags