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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
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Geoff Magliocchetti is a veteran football writer with years of credentialed experience with the Jets and Giants. Email: geoffmags90@gmail.com

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Jets71
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Jets71

I’ll start by saying I was a HUGE fan of hiring Saleh and I still believe he’ll be a very good coach. It does take time, there is a learning curve for everyone and this will be no different. One of the reasons I was a huge fan of hiring Saleh was the addition of Mike Lafleur, who I was also a fan of and thought could bring a pro offense here for the first time in a very long time. That part I got wrong. It’s painfully obvious LaFleur is in way over his head, and the Jets now… Read more »

Michael Nania
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Michael Nania

They’re in a very difficult position. Just got to hope LaFleur progresses alongside his QB, really. They signed up for the long road by pairing a rookie QB with a rookie OC so they just have to live with the bumps and hope that they’re rewarded for their patience down the line.

Jets71
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Jets71

Yes, they did but they also had a veteran presence on the coaching staff with “pelts” and they no longer have that, well Cavanaugh does but never liked him as a coach. Do you think they will bring in someone to not only help Zach but also LaFleur after this season?