The New England Patriots (13-2) took care of the New York Jets (4-11) by beating them 41-3 on Christmas Eve. In their last regular season home game, the Patriots were firing at all cylinders. The New England Patriots’ defense was all over the New York Jets’ offense. Jets QB, Bryce Petty, injured his shoulder which would sideline him for the rest of the game. Ryan Fitzpatrick would come in the game but, it didn’t get much better for the Jets. The New England Patriots showed their dominance against the weak New York Jets.
Patriots Roll Jets
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots’ offense took care of business against the Jets’ defense. Tom Brady completed 17 out of 27 passes for 214 yards and 3 touchdowns. The running game from Dion Lewis has surprised a lot of people has he lead the team in rushing yards with 52 yards on 16 carries. LeGarrette Blount added two more touchdowns to his impressive season. Blount leads the NFL with 17 rushing touchdowns. Julian Edelman led both teams in receiving as Edelman had 5 catches for 85 yards. James White would also have 3 catches for 32 yards and a touchdown. Both of New England’s tight ends were able to find the end zone against the Jets. Martellus Bennett had 2 catches for 16 and a touchdown in the game. Matt Lengel caught his first NFL pass which was also his first NFL touchdown.
Defense Postseason Ready
The New England Patriots’ defense did exactly what good defenses are supposed to do against bad offenses. The New England Patriots were able to get two sack on Bryce Petty. Chris Long got a sack in the game which brought up his season sack total to 4. Alan Branch and Jabaal Sheard shared a sack in the game. After getting snubbed from the Pro Bowl, Malcolm Butler balled out against the Jets with 2 interceptions in the game. Butler now has 4 interceptions in the game. Eric Rowe was able to his first interception as a New England Patriots.
The New England Patriots will travel south in the season finale against their AFC East rival, the Miami Dolphins. The Miami Dolphins have just clinched playoff berth for the first time since 2008. This is an interesting game for the Pats. New England is still fighting for the #1 seed and home-field advantage in the AFC. Their biggest competition is the Oakland Raiders but, their starting QB, Derek Carr, suffered a broken fibula on Christmas Eve. With Carr out for next week, do the Pats take it easy and sit starters against Miami or do they go all out in Miami? We should find out as the days get closer to the New Year. The New England Patriots will play the Miami Dolphins at 1pm EST on CBS.