May 18, 2024

Patriots

“I went as much as [Jones], and I stated, ‘What would Mike [Jordan] and Kobe [Bryant] do proper now?'”

Mac Jones. AP Photograph/Winslow Townson
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Mac Jones had the ball in his fingers with slightly below two minutes to play and the Patriots trailing by one rating Sunday afternoon.

This wasn’t the primary time this season Jones had a chance to guide a game-winning drive. He was win an identical spot towards Philadelphia within the opener, and in Week 2 towards the Dolphins.

On Sunday, Jones led his first-game successful drive of the season, capping an 8-play, 75-yard march to the top zone with a 1-yard landing move to Mike Gesicki.

Jones stated it felt good to efficiently full a scoring drive on the finish of the sport. He referred to as it a “crumb” of success. The Patriots improved to 2-5 with the win and at the moment are 2-1 in division play.

 “Yeah, I feel simply maintain combating and, , it’s only a crumb, proper? That’s what I at all times say. And also you’ve acquired to construct off that. You’ve acquired to construct off that and assault day-after-day the identical. It’s all about taking part in for one another, taking part in for the man subsequent to you and understanding why. So we did that at this time and we have to proceed to try this day-after-day in observe and within the video games.”

Defensive lineman Davon Godchaux stated he discovered Jones and gave him a message earlier than the ultimate drive.

“I went as much as [Jones], and I stated, ‘What would Mike [Jordan] and Kobe [Bryant] do proper now?’” defensive lineman Davon Godchaux stated. “They’ll ice the sport. They’ll win it. You may ask him, I went as much as him, grabbed his helmet, appeared in his eyes identical to this and stated, ‘I would like you.’”

“As soon as Gesicki went in, I knew it was a play that we at all times run in observe,” Godchaux continued. “Mike Gesicki is so athletic, with a soar ball to the pylon he’s going to win it on a regular basis.”

Gesicki’s landing, which was his first of the season, snapped a three-game shedding streak for New England. The Patriots, together with Jones and Invoice Belichick specifically, took lots of warmth throughout that stretch.

Gesicki took a second to stay up for Jones throughout his press convention.

“I don’t assume lots of the speak and stuff that occurs with him is truthful. Actually, I feel he’s carried out an unbelievable job type of blocking all that out. I feel he’s carried out an unbelievable job internally main us all through all of the adversity.

“Right this moment, with us backs towards the wall, you hear all of the discuss us having an opportunity to win the sport and we will’t shut and all that stuff,” Gesicki continued. “Right this moment we had an opportunity, and he stood in there and delivered play after play after play.”

Jones accomplished 25 of his 30 passing makes an attempt and threw for 272 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He didn’t flip the ball over. The Patriots picked up their first house win of the season at Gillette Stadium.

Godchaux stated he felt just like the offense bailed the protection out and acquired the job carried out. Security Jabrill Peppers stated he was blissful to see the offense shut out a sport the best manner.

“Man, I really feel good for these guys,” Peppers stated. “I’m blissful they have been in a position to march down the sphere methodically. I do know it feels good for them with all that arduous work in observe paying off.”