New York Jets Crash Back Down to Earth, Patriots Force Five Sam Darnold Turnovers
The New York Jets were flying high all week after beating Dallas in Week 6. Monday night against New England reminded folks just who the Jets really are: a bad football team.
New York followed the Philadelphia Eagles lead from Sunday Night Football last night, turn the ball over a lot. The Jets turned the ball over three times in their first four drives.
Overall, the first half drive chart for the Jets read: interception, punt, interception, turnover on downs, end of half. The first three drives of second half were just as bad interception, safety, interception.
Sam Darnold finished 11-for-32 passing, 86 yards, no touchdowns, four interceptions and a lost fumble. The former USC Trojan had a QB Rating of 3.7. Yikes.
The Patriots defense has allowed only one passing touchdown, including Monday Night Football at the Jets, through seven weeks.
New England’s offense wasn’t spectacular, but didn’t need to be to smash the (1-5) Jets.
Tom Brady was 31-of-45 passing with 249 yards, one touchdown and a pick. The bulk of the Pats scoring came from Sony Michel.
The second year running back from Georgia scored three of the four New England TDs. Michel only racked up 42 yards, but ran in his three touchdowns.
Through Week 7, the (7-0) Patriots have outscored their opponents 223-48.
Patriots 33 – Jets 0
Here are the highlights from Monday Night Football:
Sony Michel 3-yd TD run, 7-0 Patriots
Tom Brady to Phillip Dorsett 26-yd TD, 17-0 Patriots
Michel 1-yd TD run, 24-0 Patriots
Michel 1-yd TD run, 33-0 Patriots
Final Call: Patriots win, 33-0