The game was out of hand, but the New York Jets escaped from New England with a scoring silver lining through an unusual touchdown.
It took 1,248 days, 118 Tom Brady touchdown passes, and the release of 11 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.
But the New York Jets finally scored at Gillette Stadium again.
In the midst of a mounting deficit, the Jets scored their first touchdown at the New England Patriots’ home since October 25, 2015. It came in unusual fashion, but the team was more than likely pleased with whatever they could get.
Down 30-0 to their dominant rivals, the Jets finally ventured into New England territory late in the third quarter. The quest for points would prove futile after an offensive pass interference penalty and a sack. But points would nonetheless follow to give much-needed levity to a brutal day.
Lachlan Edwards’ eighth punt of the day went to the waiting arms of Gunner Olszewski. But, when Olszewski muffed the boot at the New England 12, a mad rush ensued for the live ball. It was cornerback Arthur Maulet that made the most of the chance. He knocked Olszewski away from the precious ball and kept pace with it as it rolled toward the end zone in the mad rush. Once he gained possession at paydirt, a small celebration ensued as the Jets narrowed the gap to 30-7.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 22, 2019
The Jets haven’t much luck at Gillette Stadium, which opened in 2002. They’re 4-16 at the facility, and their last regular-season victory came in 2008, a 34-31 overtime decision.
The Jets to score in Foxboro prior to Maulet was Chris Ivory, who caught a nine-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick. New England won that game 30-23.