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 kind of saw a little bit of a result that was good, and we’ve just got to stick to the formula and stick to the process,” Jones said. “We’ve got to do that every time. It can’t be a one-time thing.”
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 punched us in the mouth and scored points,” Jets head coach Robert Saleh said. “Been part of some of those in my life. They don’t feel good.”
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 later said the diagnosis is an injured PCL (posterior cruciate ligament).
“At first, it wasn’t necessarily like a painful thing,” he said. “I felt a pop. I felt a twist. So you kind of know when it’s different than just getting some sort of bruise or getting landed on. I knew something had happened.”
He will receive an MRI and evaluation early next week.