Oct 16, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and wide receiverDanny Amendola
(right) celebrate a touchdown against the New York Jets during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
4. A Win Is A Win
After the game, I saw a number of people on twitter complaining about the Patriots only beating the Jets by two, and how bad they looked at certain points in the game. And to a certain extent, I agree with them. There are obvious holes on this squad, and they must be fixed going forward.
But winning in the NFL is a tough task, and it is even tougher when playing a divisional rival off only three days of rest. As Patriots fans, we are probably the most spoiled fanbase in all of sports. Winning the most games, Super Bowls, and playoff games since 2001 will spoil anybody, and it honestly makes watching them a hard thing to do. The Pats have advanced to three straight AFC Championship games, and we are still unsatisfied. It’s pretty crazy if you think about it.
However, the Patriots are now 5-2 overall, 2-1 in the division, and have 10 days off to get healthy, make the necessary changes on defense, and prepare for the Bears in week eight, and the Broncos in week nine.
The Pats did exactly what they needed to do over the last four days. Sit back, and enjoy their sizable lead at the top of the AFC East. These wins will be crucial in a few short months, not only in the standings, but in building character, and a will to not give up, and fight until the end.