Sunday, October 20, 2013
Ups and downs for the Patriots
By Mike Reiss
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- At an initial glance, a look at the New England Patriots players whose performance was "up" in Sunday's game against the New York Jets, and those at the opposite end of the spectrum:
Stephen Gostkowski -- Kicker hits from 44 yards with 16 seconds remaining to tie the game at 27.
Chandler Jones -- Right defensive end creates pressure while working against D'Brickashaw Ferguson.
Devin McCourty -- Safety breaks up a pass in the end zone and draws an offensive pass interference penalty in the end zone.
Kyle Arrington -- Cornerback struggles early against receiver Jeremy Kerley and is replaced by Marquice Cole.
Tom Brady -- Quarterback throws a pick-six early in the third quarter that helps the Jets, trailing 21-10 at the time, get back into the game.
Dont'a Hightower -- Linebacker appears to struggle in coverage.
Nate Solder/offensive line -- Breakdowns in protection, highlighted at left tackle, contribute to the Jets taking control of the game in the third quarter.