The New England Patriots moved to 6-4 on Sunday with a 10-3 win over the rival New York Jets. Mac Jones and Co. again swept the season series against the Jets as the Patriots have now won 14 straight against their AFC East rivals. Rookie Marcus Jones was the hero for New England, as he returned a punt 84 yards for the game-winning touchdown with just five seconds remaining.
Jones’ score was the first go-ahead punt return touchdown in regulation since DeSean Jackson scored one for the Philadelphia Eagles against the New York Giants in Week 15 back in 2010. It was also the first punt return touchdown of the 2022 season.
As the final score indicates, this was not exactly an offensive shootout that featured several big plays. Zach Wilson completed just 9-of-22 passes for 77 yards, while Jones completed 23-of-27 passes for 246 yards. Both defenses played incredibly well all afternoon, and combined for 10 total sacks.
With this win, the Jets fall from second place in the division to last, while the Patriots move up to third. All four teams in the AFC East now have at least six wins, and the race to the regular-season finish line is going to be incredible to watch.