Anything is possible on any given Sunday. The New England Patriots stunned the Buffalo Bills on Sunday improving their record to 2-5 on the season. After dealing with heavy criticism the past couple of weeks, Mac Jones shined and finally looked like a leader on the field and a seasoned quarterback.
In a game where Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was expected to dominate and be the better quarterback, Mac Jones took center stage and lived up to the moment to deliver a signature comeback victory in a key AFC East divisional battle.
With Jones outdueling Josh Allen, how well did he do against the Bills defense?
On the day, Jones was 25-30, throwing for 272 yards and two touchdowns. He also was only sacked once and did not turn the ball over. But, despite all of this, there is one major takeaway from this game regarding Jones.
The final drive of the game will go down as one of the most iconic drives of Mac Jones' career, if not the most. Before Sunday, Jones was yet to have a signature comeback victory.
In that series, Jones showed poise; he did not try to force anything, and he was mistake-free, something that has not happened much this season. Jones delivered a one-yard pass to tight end Mike Gesicki to complete the comeback and earn a signature win in his young career.
But how was Mac able to do this?
Mike Onwenu moving to right tackle seems to have worked on Sunday. Onwenu only allowed one pressure. Jones was kept upright with Onwenu now on the outside of the offensive line rather than him playing guard.
Mac Jones now has two iconic wins against the Buffalo Bills. With the Patriots now suddenly having unexpected momentum, Jones took a huge step in the right direction and proved to many that he is capable of being a starting quarterback.
Maybe many were quick to say it's time to move on from Jones, but for now, Jones will head into Miami having his confidence back after looking like a lost puppy behind the offensive line the past three weeks.