Yesterday’s 28-14 loss to the New York Jets has obviously made for quite a hangover on this Monday morning, so let’s get to the headlines.
Tom King of The Nashua Telegraph takes a look at Sunday’s game and writes that Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez simply outplayed Tom Brady down at the Meadowlands yesterday.
Tom Curran has a good take on yesterday, and writes that the Patriots came down to the Meadowlands hoping to shut the Jets up, but instead they got beat up in a loss that had everyone in the locker room aggravated when it was over.
Christopher Price has his weekly “10 Things We Learned Sunday”, with Price pointing out that the Patriots have unfortunately been here before and know how to deal with a loss like this.
Bill Burt of the Eagle Tribune has a column where he writes that the Patriots aren’t as tough as the Jets, who talked tough, and then came out and played that way yesterday.
Mark Farinella of the Attleboro Sun Chronicle writes that fans watched all the bad habits of this football team return yesterday, including “a maddening tendency to lose their focus in the third quarter”.
Farinella also looks at BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who gained just 19-yards on 10 carries. He writes that all the Patriots runningbacks didn’t do much yesterday, which is a trend that needs to change in order for them to be more effective offensively going forward.
He also points out in another story that Randy Moss’ effortless one-handed catch at the end of the first half was the last memorable moment for the Patriots, as the rest of the game was filled with bad plays and stupid mistakes.
Monique Walker of the Boston Globe looks at Kevin Faulk’s injury during Sunday’s game, with Faulk getting knocked out after getting his legs swept out from underneath him.
Albert Breer of the Boston Globe has his “On Football” column this morning, and writes that the young Patriots defense got “served up” during Sunday’s loss.
Matt Lawyue of the Boston Herald takes a look at Tom Brady’s “Blast from the Past” – with that being linebacker Jason Taylor who once again got to him and forced a fumble during Sunday’s loss.
Karen Guregian of the Herald takes a look at the “best & worst” from yesterday, with more negative points coming out after this one.
Guregian writes that New England’s second effort didn’t work out any better, as what was supposed to be a new and improved offense didn’t give them much of a reason to believe they’re that much better than last year.
Steve Buckley writes that the Jets are clearly loving all the hate, with Tom Brady’s “hate” comment inspiring them.
Ian Rapoport of the Herald writes that cornerbacks Darius Butler and Devin McCourty took quite a beating yesterday, and will be spending the next couple of days watching film and trying to figure out what went wrong.
Ron Borges of the Herald has a look at New England’s defensive performance from yesterday, with Borges writing that the “D” is for “dissected”.
Ian Rapoport writes that the Patriots handed yesterday’s game to the Jets, and learned a “Hard Knock lesson” that will likely stay with them for a while.
Mike Reiss takes another look at yesterday’s game, and feels that Brady and Bill Belichick were both to blame during their loss to the Jets.
Patriots.com has postgame quotes from the team after yesterday’s game.
Erik Scalavino of Patriots.com also has his reaction to Sunday’s loss, and writes that the Patriots are partying early, and paying for it later.
Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe writes that the Patriots were “smacked back into reality”, and the lead they had in the first half quickly slipped away and “it all came apart like a comb-over in a hurricane”.
Providence Journal writer Jim Donaldson is one of the few out there trying to stay positive, telling fans to try and keep this one in perspective.
Mike Rodak of ESPNBoston.com takes a look at New England’s second half struggles yesterday, after they were completely shut out and failed to get anything going offensively.
And finally the Providence Journal looks at tight end Aaron Hernandez, who finished Sunday’s game with six passes for 101 yards and isn’t playing like a guy who is in his first year in the league.
That’s it for now. Be sure and check back later on as we have more coming later this morning.