Best Of Social Media: Week 17 Jets vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
January 5, 2018 at 6:17 pm ET

Heading into Sunday’s regular season finale against the New York Jets, the Patriots were seeking to secure the number one seed in the AFC and lock up home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

gameday #letsgooooo #gopats

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Last regular season game. #finishstrong

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Game Day!!

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In the first quarter, the Patriots won the toss and elected to recieve in an effort to score early, they did just that for the seventh time in 2017.

Jets quarterback Bryce Petty got off to a difficult start seeking a response when he was caught by CBS cameras struggling to get his helmet on.

In what would be a recurring topic of conversation throughout the afternoon, it was a little chilly in Foxborough.

The Jets would get on the board with a Chandler Catanzaro 48 yard field goal to bring the score to 7-3 after one quarter of play.

Despite early struggles connecting to wide receiver Brandin Cooks, Brady continued to show confidence in his new wideout, and found him from five yards out late in the second quarter to provide some breathing room. 14-3 Patriots.

The Patriots defense throughout the first half shut down the Jets offense, and when they forced a three and out just before halftime, the Patriots offense continued to produce points in the final minute.

A Tom Brady block helped setup Dion Lewis for yet another touchdown in recent games.

21-3 Patriots at haltime.

Tom, your thoughts on the game so far?

https://twitter.com/ryan_spags/status/947551234910773249

In the third quarter, James Harrison made his presence known, landing this big hit after the catch, and forcing a Jets punt.

Stephen Gostkowski would nail a 21 yard field goal to up the lead to 24-3 which was setup by this Dion Lewis carry.

https://twitter.com/patriots/status/947562353326882816

In what was otherwise an uneventful third quarter, Patriots cornerback Johnson Bademosi put on a terrific display of acting on the sidelines.

https://twitter.com/mcckshea/status/947564035645562885

In the fourth quarter, the Jets made Jet decisions, and elected to kick a field goal from 35 yards out to cut the deficit to 18 at 24-6.

https://twitter.com/caseybake16/status/947565330368483330

The Patriots defense then put the icing on the cake with an Erice Lee safety on Petty.

https://twitter.com/caseybake16/status/947571951802961920

With the game clock winding down, James Harrison tallied back to back sacks, doubling his season total when he was in Pittsburgh.

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https://twitter.com/kvn_03/status/947595167216885762



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