That time Jabrill Peppers smoked Davante Adams
The Patriots’ defense was not a disaster this season, but it was asked to do far too much. Jahlani Tavai was one of the few shining lights for New England in 2023. And his interception against the Raiders really sparkled.
Not only was it an incredible catch, but how it came about indicated how effective the Patriots’ defense was this season. Davante Adams thought he had caught the ball and was about to run downfield, but Jabrill Peppers had other ideas.
He leveled Adams, causing the ball to fly into the air. Tavai reacted to the loose ball by tipping it up in the air to catch it and secure an interception.