Once again this was the big match up in the 7th week of the NFL season as the New York Jets made the trip to Foxborough, Massachusetts to take on the New England Patriots and try to get the best of Tom Brady, but at the end of the full four quarters the Patriots would remain undefeated with a 30-23 victory and go 6-0 on the Jets.
There were some solid performances for the team in Green and White and we saw Jeremy Kerley finally get into the act by making a great catch inside the end zone for his first touchdown of the season early in the 2nd quarter. But as always Brady found a way to rally the troops and was able to run it in to tie the game.
It was a shame that Chris Ivory couldn’t play most of the first half with some tightness in his left hamstring and smartly removed himself to get it massaged and loose for the second half. His touchdown for 9yds was a fantastic wide open catch and run into the end zone for the lead.
But sadly that lead along with a Nick Folk field goal wasn’t enough as the Patriots once again find a way to beat the Jets especially a 3rd down & 17 play where Julian Edelman found a way to get open just enough to complete the play for a first down.
Once again the will to win by Tom Brady has led the Patriots to remain undefeated and this strange trance he’s in to get revenge on the league for his part in the deflate gate scandal and while we all know he is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL today, he still shouldn’t have to bend or break the rules to gain a competitive advantage.
But as always the Patriots are the top team in the AFC & NFL. The New York Jets under Todd Bowles so far has shown the rest of the league that his team can match the Patriots on the field, but once again while Ryan Fitzpatrick had a good game he still needed to be a couple of steps ahead of Brady. Sadly it failed him that game, but once again you can see how comfortable Fitzpatrick is in this system with Chan Gailey he’s also comfortable being with this team and right now he is the man that will lead this team to a playoff spot.
While all the weapons on offense didn’t have a true productive day on the yardage side of things, they still showed that they are a dangerous team and while the Dolphins may have found some new life with their interim head coach Dan Campbell there is trouble in Buffalo.
Rex Ryan is slowly losing games he shouldn’t be and the great start the Bills had to 2015 is now starting to fall apart. But the Jets right now are on pace to be one of the two AFC sides in 2nd place along with the Pittsburgh Steelers currently to take a wild card spot and we shall see what they can do next week on the road at Oakland against a struggling Raiders team.