New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones owns the New York Jets. The Patriots walked off the field this past Sunday with an embarrassing win, 54-13, over the Jets. Both rookies suited up, although, only one finished the game. Zach Wilson suffered a knee injury in the first half that sidelined him for the remainder of the game.
The Patriots have officially swept the Jets in the division, and have only made things more complicated for the Jets going forward. Jones threw two passing touchdowns and threw for the first time in his career for 300 yards. This win was a collective win overall for the Patriots. While Jones played sensational, Patriots running backs, Damien Harris and J.J. Taylor helped chip in with two rushing touchdowns each.
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As the Patriots enjoy their first home game victory on the season, they look to have their hands full next week when they take on the Los Angeles Chargers.
“We finally saw some positive results, and we need to stay committed to our formula and process,” Jones explained. “Consistency is key; it can’t be a one-time occurrence.”
The Pats have earned their 12th straight victory and sixth consecutive season sweep over the 1-5, Jets. The Patriots advance to 3-4 on the year only a game out from the Buffalo Bills who are currently leading the AFC East division.
“They came at us aggressively and put points on the board,” expressed Jets head coach Robert Saleh. “I’ve experienced situations like these before, and they’re never pleasant.”
More on Zach Wilson’s Injury
Wilson took a tough hit from Patriots linebacker Matt Judon, who seemed to fall on the back of Wilson’s legs after he released the pass intended for Keelan Cole. Wilson stayed down for several minutes in pain after trainers ran on the field to examine him. He eventually, did not return and was replaced by Mike White, who hadn’t taken an NFL regular-season snap before.
Wilson revealed that he has an injured PCL (posterior cruciate ligament).
“It didn’t initially cause intense pain,” he explained. “I felt a popping sensation and a twisting. So you can sense when it’s not just a regular bruise or impact. I knew something had occurred.”
He is scheduled to undergo an MRI and evaluation early next week.