The New England Patriots seemed in total control leading 21-10 at halftime, but with one throw by Tom Brady, the Jets reclaimed the momentum and we were back in the game.
On the second play of the second half, Antonio Allen intercepted Brady and returned the ball 23 yards for a touchdown to get the Jets back into the game.
Tom E. Curran and Ron Borges joined Michael Holley on Sports Sunday to discuss Brady’s interception and his ineffectiveness.
“He started to get happy feet right at halftime with the first strip-sack,” Curran said. “Then they had the second sack at the beginning of the second half. And I think immediately Tom Brady became uncomfortable about coverage. And finally he had Rob Gronkowski back in the lineup and said ‘I’m firing it here because that’s what I’m comfortable with.’ Bad read, bad time for it. No wonder why they haven’t been throwing in the middle of the field.”
The Patriots offense also struggled to execute long drives, as the Patriots went one-for-12 on third down.
“I thought he tried to force it in there a few times,” Borges said. “I thought he tried to force it in the second half to Gronk a few times. They got to him early, they came after him hard early in the third quarter and disrupted their offense. I don’t think they ever recovered even though the Jets appeared to me to back off later in the game.”
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