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The Patriots don’t produce many explosive performs. They entered Sunday’s recreation with 16 performs of 20 yards or longer, which is within the bottom-5 amongst NFL groups.
The Patriots had an actual alternative to finish one with 47 seconds remaining within the third quarter. New England, trailing by three, went play-action on first-and-10 and Mac Jones threw a deep go supposed for Jalen Reagor.
Reagor, a former first-round decide whom the Patriots not too long ago signed to the 53-man roster after a stint on the follow squad, did not capitalize on a well-placed throw from Jones.
Regardless of having a step on the closest Washington defender, the ball went proper by means of Reagor’s arms and fell to the bottom as an incomplete go.
The Patriots punted the ball away on the finish of the five-play, 22-yard drive.
Reagor did assist the Patriots together with his blocking on New England’s most explosive play of the day, a 64-yard run from Rhamondre Stevenson. The offensive line, led by David Andrews and Sidy Sow on the play, opened up an enormous gap for Stevenson and a downfield block from Reagor helped spring Stevenson for the rating.
However the drop on the deep ball definitely didn’t assist issues in a recreation the Patriots misplaced, 20-17, falling to 2-7 on the yr.
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