Everyone on the Jets’ sideline, as well as Jets fans watching from home, had to stand still and hold their breaths when Zach Wilson was on the turf in pain after taking a tough hit from New England Patriots OLB Matt Judon in the first half.
Wilson would walk off the field on his own power but limped to the locker room with a knee injury. It would eventually lead to Wilson being deemed out the rest of the game, and even before that, this was a bloodbath on the road.
The Mac Jones-led Patriots won this game in dominating fashion, 54-13, as everything that could go right for New England did. The Alabama product was efficient, picking the middle of the field with C.J. Mosley having to miss this game due to injury.
But, while the Jets took another loss, the main concern is where the Jets go from here. How bad is Wilson’s injury?
Mike White took over for him when he left the game, and his first NFL completion was a three-yard score to Corey Davis. But the rest of the game was how you might expect. White went 20-for-32, which isn’t terribly inefficient, but he had two interceptions as well.
We can’t make any assumptions, but this season is all about building with Wilson at the helm and that’s now in question for next week at least.
Here’s what else happened in another Patriots win in this lopsided divisional rivalry:
- The first score of the game wasn’t thrown by Jones, but rather Kendrick Bourne. The wide receiver went out for a screen, only to find Nelson Agholor for the touchdown on a throw down the right sideline. Trickery right off the bat from Pats OC Josh McDaniels.
- You don’t always expect a running back to be the team leader in receiving yards, however Ty Johnson was that man with 65 yards on six receptions (seven targets). He’s proven to be a good pass-catching back and OC Mike LaFleur utilized that with Wilson out of the game, giving White easy throws to make. Johnson did the rest.
- The Jets’ pass rush didn’t generate anything on Jones, who had tons of time to work with. Only Del’Shawn Phillips came away with a sack.
- Jones finished the game going 24-for-36 for 307 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. He's been extremely efficient this season and was last time out against New York as well.