Pats’ defense snags 3 INT’s to beat Jets 22-17

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NEW JERSEY — Mac Jones’ starting job survives another week.

The New England Patriots (4-4) defeated the New York Jets (5-3) in an AFC East showdown 22-17. And although it wasn’t an impressive win offensively, the Pats certainly are thankful for a bounce back win after losing to Chicago last week.

Once again, the New England defense was the focal point for a New England win with 3 interceptions off of Zach Wilson.

Also, veteran kicker Nick Folk was the lead scorer with five straight made field goals and no misses. Folk was the one who was able to put points on the board consistently.

The New England offense struggled to move the chains all game going 6/19 on third down and 1/2 on fourth down. They also allowed Mac Jones to be sacked six times. Jones also threw an interception in the first half. He also threw a disgusting pick 6 that was ultimately called back because of a questionable roughing the passer call. From there, the Pats went on a 16-0 run.

The only silver lining for the Patriots offense was Rhamondre Stevenson’s 71 rushing yards, 72 receving yards, and 1 TD. Jakobi Meyers also finished with nine catches, 60 yards, and 1 TD.

Pat’s veteran Devin McCourty finished with 2 INT’s and Ja’Whaun Bentley had 1 interception.

For the Jets, Joe Flacco was inactive for the Jets. Wilson did in fact throw 2 TD’s, one of them came in the fourth quarter. A final hope onside kick for Jets didn’t go there way and the Pats were able to take a kneel to win.

Despite the ugly win, the Patriots won nonetheless. New England still sits at the bottom of the AFC East a game behind Miami and the Jets.

This win also moves Bill Belichick up the all-time list to #2 most wins by an NFL coach with 325. Passing George Halas, longtime Chicago Bears coach. Don Shula holds the all-time mark with 347 wins.

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