GRESH'S GRADES: A TALE OF TWO HALVES
A tale of two halves. The first half was a very nice performance in which the Pats built a comfortable lead. While they weren’t great on third down in the first and second quarters, they executed in other phases of the game and got a big play for points on defense while re-establishing Rob Gronkowski on offense. The second half began with mistakes that led to Jets points, compounded by more mistakes in all three phases of the game leading to their ultimate demise. The head coach's arrogance in trying to manipulate the grey area of a new rule also led to the game being continued in favor of the Jets, and did not aid in helping the Pats win this game. Systematic breakdowns everywhere and, quite honestly, they deserved the result.