Patriots Buzzed By Jets

While the Patriots were a three point favorite, it’s not incredibly surprising that the Jets were able to pull off an upset at home this Sunday. The surprising part was how.

The young and inexperienced Patriot defense played well, holding Mark Sanchez and the Jets offense to 16 total points. Gary Guyton played well in place of the injured Jerod Mayo, while the secondary weathered the temporary absence of Brandon Meriweather with little to no problem.

Tom Brady’s offense, however, was just that-offensive. Four delay of game penalties, along with dropped passes (Joey Galloway) and poor routes (Randy Moss) by Patriot receivers, off-set the stellar game that the Patriots running backs and offensive line played. The Jets were unable to sack Brady even once, even though they brought extra rushers seemingly every play.

Special teams were even worse, as the Jets consistently pinned the Patriots inside their own 25 on kickoffs. Leon Washington, however, exploded past the 35 at will. Three special teams penalties didn’t help anything either.

Bill Belichick will have a busy week preparing the Patriots for the Atlanta Falcons (2-0), who had to like what they saw today.

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