People only want to talk about Jones down the stretch last year. Did the first Bills game mentally damage the defense too? Because after the bye, they went from one of the top defenses in the league to an absolute train wreck. They were awful in the Indy game.
Its common knowledge that the 2021 NE defense could not stop the run.
Lets not talk about your boy Mac throwing back to back INTs. The Pats first 6 drives ended in typical Mac FAIL.
1 - Punt
2 - Blocked punt for Indy TD. Clearly the defenses fault.
3 - Punt
4 - INT
5 - INT
6 - Downs
The Pats only had 10 drives and 60% are already wasted. Cant blame McDaniel's so lets blame the defense.
In fact, Jones played pretty well in the second half of the Indy game and was mounting a comeback and got the Patriots to a 20-17 deficit with 2:21 left in the game. What happened next? The defense let the Colts go 67 yards down the field in two plays and 20 seconds for an easy TD to make it 27-17 killing the comeback.
Jones had the ball with 2:00 left. He did nothing because he cant comeback from a deficit.
4 straight incomplete passes and a punt. No FG, no onside kick, no nothing.
And the following week, the Patriots defense didn't force the Bills to punt once and allowed the Bills to score on any meaningful drive. And even then, it was only a five point game (26-21) midway through the fourth period.
Good idea. Blame Stevie Belichick and the defense.
Their fault that Macaroni threw 2 more INTs and had a QB rate of 31.4. The Pats offense converted 1 - 3rd down conversion and Buffalo had the ball for 9 more minutes than NE. It was an awful day for dinking and dunking too. 145 passing yards, 32 pass attempts with 14 completions = 43% completion rate.