The Jets didn’t turn over the ball once against the Patriots this past Sunday, but it still didn’t matter, they lost to the Patriots by 9 (30-21). The Jets were technically in the game for four quarters, but contrary to what Jets fans believe, they really had no chance in this game. Tom Brady kept his poise through four quarters despite being sacked 5 times and throwing an interception to Antonio Cromartie at the end of the second quarter. The bottom line: the Patriots had 26 first downs, the Jets only had 14.
I don’t want to take credit away from the Patriots defense but they have been giving up 366 yards a game through the air up until week 5. The Jets threw for 166 yards against the worst pass defense in the NFL and expected to come out of Foxborough with a win? Either way, the Jets run defense still didn’t come to play and BenJarvus Green-Ellis had the best game of his NFL career against them.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis a.k.a. the Law Firm ran for 136 yards on 27 carries with two touchdowns on the day! Incredible, I knew the Patriots needed to pound the rock to win this game but I didn’t think the Law Firm had it in him to put on a hall of fame performance like he did in week 5. I expected Stevan Ridley to show some promise but it was Green-Ellis that shocked the world. Brady still had a day with 321 yards passing. I was a little nervous about how the Patriots would fair in their passing attack considering how the Jets have the best cornerbacks in football but Brady seems to tear up all the best pass defensive teams he faces anyway. The only teams that can compete with the Patriots are teams with that can put up a lot of points (obviously) and have a great front four to challenge their offensive line. The Patriots (4-1) will stay at home in week 6 to take on the Dallas Cowboys (2-2) coming out of their week 5 bye.