The New England Patriots snuck out of MetLife Stadium with a win today as they defeated the New York Jets 17-16. The win guarantees the Patriots will have a first round bye in the playoffs, and can clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs if the Denver Broncos lose to the Cincinnati Bengals tomorrow night.
Patriots’ linebacker Jamie Collins intercepted a pass from Geno Smith late in the third quarter that lead to the go ahead touchdown run by Jonas Gray in the fourth quarter.
“Another tough game down here, but it felt good to win,” said Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick. “Our Guys needed to execute good plays in the fourth quarter and they did that,” he continued.
The game almost slipped away from the Patriots when Nick Folk attempted a 52 yard field goal that was tipped by Vince Wilfork and fell short giving the Patriots back possession of the ball with just over five minutes remaining in the fourth.
This low scoring affair saw a scoreless first quarter and there were only three touchdowns scored in the entire game.Read more... Join the Conversation...