Despite fight, New York Jets fall to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (Highlights)
Nov 27, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the New York Jets during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Despite Quincy Enunwa and Ryan Fitzpatrick putting up stellar days, the New York Jets fell to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

  • New York Jets 17 (3-8)
  • New England Patriots 22 (9-2)
  • NFL, Final, Box Score
  • MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

For one game at least, the New York Jets showed their fans just how talented they are. It happened to play out on Sunday with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in town.

Unfortunately, an early showcasing of talent and effort wasn’t enough to propel Todd Bowles‘ team to the victory.

Brady found Malcolm Mitchell one play past the two-minute warning that gave the Pats the 22-17 win. The man Mitchell beat was none other than future hall of fame cornerback Darrelle Revis:

Revis was also victimized by Mitchell on Brady’s first touchdown of the game:

The first Pats TD was set up by a Robby Anderson fumble that seemed to completely change momentum from New York to New England.

For the most part, New York’s defense was solid all game long. The big boys up front did a great job in pressuring Brady, especially early on. There were no official sacks registered, but Leonard Williams and Sheldon Richardson, especially, stood out.

This brand of pressure ball allowed Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets offense to jump out to an early 10-0 second quarter lead. Brandon Marshall was the recipient of the first Jets TD. It was set up by this beautiful grab by young Quincy Enunwa:

Speaking of Enunwa, he was marvelous in finishing with 109 yards and a touchdown on five grabs. His score came early in the fourth with the Jets down by three:

Though called incomplete on the field, the official ruling was changed after review. Fitzpatrick — receiving the start in favor of young Bryce Petty — played well. He accumulated 269 yards and two TDs on 22-32 passing.

In the end, despite all of the fight the Jets put up, Brady’s final drive and game-winning score sealed things.

Bilal Powell wound up as the leading rusher for New York as he put up 36 yards on eight carries. Matt Forte finished with just 27 on 13 attempts. With Nick Mangold out again, the Jets offensive line was beyond dreadful. This includes a final Jets drive when Fitzpatrick was blindly stripped of the ball by Chris Long along the left edge.

Julian Edelman paced the Pats weapons with 83 yards and eight receptions.

Now sitting at 3-8, the Jets will welcome in the Indianapolis Colts for Monday Night Football in Week 13.


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