The New England Patriots entered their week 17 match up with the New York Jets seeking to lock up a first round bye heading into the playoffs.
In the first quarter, Tom Brady got James White involved early and the Patriots got on the board first.
7-3 Patriots after one quarter of play following a Jason Myers field goal.
In the second, the Patriots began to pull away for good as Brady threw for two more touchdowns heading into halftime. This is 41.
21-3 Patriots at the half.
In the third, the defense got in on the scoring as Kyle Van Noy returned a football to the house for the second time in 2018. 28-3 Patriots through three.
In the fourth quarter, the defense continued to shutdown Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold as Stephen Gostkowski tacked on a 38 yard field goal to push the lead to 31-3 to open the fourth quarter.
Another week, another milestone for Brady.
With three minutes to go in the game, head coach Bill Belichick elected to keep his starters in a bit longer, as Brady found his trusty squirrel for his final touchdown pass of the season.
The Patriots concluded the 2018 season with a dominating 38-3 win over the Jets and the second seed in the AFC Playoffs.
The Patriots will have two weeks to prepare for the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 13th at 1:05pm.