Oct 16, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan greets New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick after the game at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots defeated the New York Jets 27-25. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
The New England Patriots just beat two divisional opponents in a span of four days.
We’ll take it.
You can complain all you want about how bad the Pats’ run defense looked yesterday, or how the offense failed to close the door on the Jets, but the bottom line is New England is 5-2, and they have a comfortable lead over everybody else in the division. Winning is all that matters in the NFL, and when you are playing rivalry games on short rest, all you need to do is find a way to chalk up a victory. And that is exactly what the Pats did.
Now with that said, there were a few problems that cropped up in this game that must be addressed going forward, such as the run defense, and the inability to get off the field on third down.
Here are my four biggest takeaways from yesterday’s win.