In his first scoring drive since New England’s Week 3 loss against the Baltimore Ravens, quarterback Mac Jones led the Patriots on a six-play, 62-yard drive to start the third quarter of their Week 8 game with the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
The New England Patriots needed no time to find the end zone to kick off the second half.
With the opening kickoff rolling to him, tight end Jonnu Smith returned New York’s kickoff 16 yards, where Jones and his supporting cast would begin their work.
Jones then connected with rookie Tyquan Thornton on a left route for a 14-yard gain. The Pats starter immediately followed with a 9-yard strike to receiver Jakobi Meyers.
Running back Rhamondre Stevenson provided the most extended play of the drive by running 35 yards through the middle to the Jets’ 27-yard line.
On 4th-and-1 from the Jets’ 5-yard line, Jones completed the drive with a quick pass to the right side of the end zone, giving the Patriots their first touchdown of the afternoon. A Nick Folk extra point gave New England a 13-10 lead for the first time in this Week 8 matchup.
New England currently holds a 19-10 lead over the Jets.
The Pats have looked more comfortable and confident in the second half of their Week 8 matchup with the New York Jets.