Patriots quarterback Cam Newton ran for two touchdowns and Rex Burkhead added one more as the team fought back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win the game.
New England doesn’t drop too far out of contention for a playoff spot but they’re not sitting pretty at 3-5 and in third place in the AFC East.
The Jets drop to 0-9 despite a gritty performance from Joe Flacco. The veteran quarterback had three touchdown passes in the game and helped New York to their second-highest point total of the season.
But a bad interception with the lead and failing to do anything with the ball with under 2 minutes to play cost the team down the stretch and helped the Patriots get a final chance to march down the field.
While the Jets loss may have put a damper on the season, fans at halftime were hoping New York would stumble. Their fans want the team to continue to lose in order to get the No. 1 pick in next year’s draft in hopes of landing Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
After the game was over, Jets fans cheered their team – almost sarcastically – as they lost their ninth straight.
per fortuna, New York won’t lose next week as they will be on a bye week. The Patriots welcome the Baltimore Ravens for a Sunday night showdown.