July 17, 2024


The Patriots offensive coordinator expressed disappointment with the quarterback after their opening drive within the second half stalled out.

Invoice O’Brien and Mac Jones did not have a nice interplay throughout Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Colts. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Workers

The Patriots took their offensive woes abroad Sunday, persevering with their struggles to attain factors in a 10-6 loss to the Colts in Germany.

Trailing 7-3, the Patriots’ offense was gifted good subject place within the opening minutes of the second half when Myles Bryant intercepted Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew and returned it to the 50-yard line. The Patriots went on a promising drive, transferring the ball 33 yards (all on the bottom) earlier than it fizzled on when Mac Jones couldn’t escape the strain, tossing the ball to Rhamondre Stevenson for an incomplete cross on third down.

Because the Patriots’ offense returned to the sideline, offensive coordinator Invoice O’Brien wasn’t happy with Jones. O’Brien was seen by the NFL Network broadcast yelling at Jones as the 2 reviewed performs on the pill, angrily pointing at one thing. Jones gave the impression to be calm throughout the a part of the interplay that was proven on the published.

To make issues worse, rookie Chad Ryland missed a 35-yard subject purpose, retaining the sport 7-3 roughly midway by way of the third quarter.

The Patriots’ offense bumped into the identical drawback within the first half of Sunday’s sport, changing simply two of its six third downs. Jones – ultimately changed by Bailey Zappe late within the fourth quarter – was sacked 4 instances on third downs within the first half and was sacked a complete of 5 instances, a season-high.

The Patriots entered Sunday’s sport ranked twenty seventh in whole offense and thirty first in scoring, consistently struggling as many hoped O’Brien’s return to New England would flip issues round.