With Tom Brady, dazzling still at age 39, New England holds a perpetual edge at quarterback. The five-year National Football League veteran was released by the Cardinals Dec. 14, two days after he was arrested for DUI in Scottsdale, Ariz., with a blood alcohol level of.217, according to police.
As the rest of the world ball world was scrambling to figure out who the heck Matt Lengel was, the New England Patriots were just about done shoving the dagger into the New York Jets – in the second quarter, mind you. In its last four games, including an overtime victory over the one-win 49ers, NY has been outscored 133-49. As for Lewis, he was held in check after the best game of his career last week, going for just 52 yards on 16 carries. And quarterback Bryce Petty hurt his left shoulder trying to make a tackle, knocking him out of the game.It was the ideal, one-play summation of the Jets season: a sad, ugly mess.
“You can look at how other teams have been beating these bad teams and the Patriots have been beating them worse”, Matt Chatham told Michaela Vernava on “NESN Sports Today”. With the loss, NY falls to 4-11.
It only got wore from there as the Patriots walloped the Jets 41-3 at Gillette Stadium.
With the win the Patriots moved to 13-2 on the season, but with the Oakland Raiders also winning with a win over the Indianapolis Colts, the Patriots are still playing for something next week against the Dolphins. They have lost five of their past six games, including a 22-17 defeat to the Patriots in Week 12.
The New England Patriots don’t seem to be having any trouble filling in for tight end Rob Gronkowski. 2016 has been awful for his team, but Bowles should get a third year.
Want your voice heard? Personally, I feel like Kansas City and Pittsburgh will be the Patriots toughest competition to win the conference, but it looks like this year may be the easiest road to the finish line that we have seen in the Brady-Belichick era.