Thursday night NFL for Week 7 was very entertaining, as Patriots QB Tom Brady passed for 261 yards and 3 touchdowns, and teammate Jones blocked a Jets FG by Nick Folk in the final seconds of the game to give the Patriots the win 27-25.
The field goal that could have won the game for the Jets was a 58 yard attempt that Jones blocked on the last play of the game, and Jets QB Smith was just a few plays away from beating the Patriots, at the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Jet kicker Folk’s career longest is 56 yards, and this year to date he had made all 13 attempts, so the 58 yard attempt was certainly makeable, but it was blocked by Patriots Jones his teammates rushed to the field in celebrating the win for the Patriot 5-2 in a game than was far tougher than they had anticipated.
The team leaders for the Jets were QB Geno Smith, who completed 20 of 34 passes for 226 yards and 1 TD and was sacked 3 times. RB’s Ivory & Johnson combined for 34 carries and 168 rushing yards, while Receivers Decker & Cumberland had 7 combined receptions for 115 yards with Cumberland scoring a TD.
The Patriots leaders were QB Brady, who completed 20 of 37 passes for 261 yards and 3 touchdowns while being sacked once. RB’s Vereen & Gray had 14 combined carries for 55 yards and no touchdowns, while Receivers Vereen & Gronkowski combining for 10 receptions with Vereen scoring 2 touchdowns.
The comparison of game statistics is somewhat mixed as the Jets had 28 first down from 80 offensive play for 423 total yards, 205 passing and 218 rushing yards and their QB Smith was sacked 3 times. The Patriots had 16 first downs in comparison on 53 plays for 323 total yards with 260 passing and 63 rushing and QB Brady was sacked once. The statistics indicated that the Jets should have won the game.
This game saw the New York Jets 1-6 suffered their 6th consecutive loss in a game they could have won, and that’s Coach Ryan’s longest loss streak, in his six seasons with the Jets, and his team actually had the lead in the game in the third quarter.
The Patriots FG kicker Gostkowski hit his second field goal of the game for 36 yards, as the Patriots went ahead of the Jets in the game, then with 4:10 in the game QB Brady hit WR Amendola for a 19 yard TD to take an 8 point lead in the game.
Then the Jets QB Smith hit receiver Cumberland for a 10 yard TD with 2:31 left and then they missed the 2 point conversion bringing the score to 27-25. Then after a Patriots FG the Jets got the ball back and with seconds left and the last play of the game, they missed the potential winning field goal.
Next week the New York Jets now 1-6 (4th AFC East) at home play the Buffalo Bills now 3-3 (2nd AFC East) at their MetLife Stadium at 1PM ET and on CBS TV. The New England Patriots 5-2 (1st AFC East play at home against the Chicago Bears now 3-3 (3rd NFC North) also on Sunday the 26th of October at their Gillette Stadium at 1PM ET and on Fox TV.
Now its time for those of you who bet on NFL at your favorite sportsbook to check on the ever changing lines on these teams odds as presently they in a 8 day holding pattern, awaiting their next Sunday matchup.