The Patriots came into Week 2 looking to improve to 2-0. After an impressive win against the Bengals, The Patriots had high hopes for this week. Unfortunately, they were not able to pull off a win losing 28-14 to The Jets.
Everything was looking good to start. Brady threw 2 TD passes in the first half to Welker and Moss. After that, the offense really cooled down. Brady ended up going 20-36 for 248 yards with 2 TDs and 2 Ints. On top of that, their running game looked particularly weak. The Patriots rushed the ball 20 times with 3 different running backs for a combined 52 yards, which is awful. The Jets made them pass the ball and forced Brady to throw 2 picks.
The Patriots held The Jets to 10 points in the first half, but game up 2 TDs and a FG in the 2nd half. The Patriots made QB Mark Sanchez look like a top-tier QB. The defense looked confused at times and could not stop the pass at all. They were okay against the run, but could not seem to defend Braylon Edwards, Dustin Keller or Jerricho Cotchery.
The Patriots definitely have some things to work on for next week. Both sides of the ball did not look their best and can definitely improve. Hopefully they will work on their problems and be ready for The Buffalo Bills in Week 3.
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Written by David Reid