Even after jumping out to a 24-point lead, this game came down to the wire, but pulled out a 24-17 win. Very hard fought game on both sides. Got to give it to Chad Pennington and the Jets who never gave up in the second half. We just came a way with a few more big plays that put us over the edge. Got to work on some the tackling over the week, and work on some of the sloppy play. The way we played today wont give us a win next week against the Broncos.
Brady was still not on top of his game, but doing better then last week going 15 of 29 for 220 yards, a touchdown and one interception. Some points of the game he looked sharp and then the play like the interception throw he didn’t look like he is all their. But listening to his post game conference and knowing his leadership skills I have confidence he will be back to his usual ways. I believe he will do even better next week as he is getting more confident and confterbul with the receivers .
Once again it was very interesting to watch the Dillon and Maroney combo. Dillon rushed for 80 yards on 20 attempts, with Maroney adding 65 yards on 16 attempts. Faulk had a total of 19 yards with only one rushing attempt for 3 yards, and two receiving attempts good for a 16 yards. These three guys are going to be fun to watch this this season.
Troy Brown leads all receivers with 51 yards on 4 receptions. On even better news Chad Jackson made his Patriot debut with 42 yards on two receptions and 1 touchdown pass by Brady. This guy is very solid built with some solid hands, I believe he has a chance to blossom into a top NFL receiver. Also Watson added 39 yards on 3 receptions with Graham and Thomas haven a 29 yard day with 1 reception apiece.
The defenses had a overall good day, especially in the first half. The defense gave up a total of 663 yards with most of them being from the air. Jarvis Green had a good game with 6 tackles, Eugene Wilson also added 6 tackles with 1 ast. Bruschi finally came back and played today, but wearing a cast on his surgically repaired wrist, he added with 4 tackles and 2 ast and a very big game ending interception, which ruined any chance for Jets to comeback.