A pair of struggling teams will go head-to-head on “Monday Night Football” in Week 9.
The Patriots (2-5), normally the class of the AFC East, have lost four straight for the first time since 2002. It seems the departure of Tom Brady has led to a major drop-off in offensive production. In six games, Cam Newton has only thrown two touchdowns compared to seven interceptions. The only part of New England’s offense that has been somewhat reliable has been Newton’s rushing; he came into Monday night leading the team with 59 carries, 298 yards and six touchdowns.
As bad as the Pats have been, the Jets (0-8) have been even worse. They’re the last winless team left in the NFL and they lead the “Tank for Trevor Lawrence” standings. To make things more difficult for New York on Monday, Sam Darnold is out with a shoulder injury, meaning that Joe Flacco will be the starting QB. In three appearances, Flacco has completed 41 of 79 passes (51.9 percent) for 397 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Those definitely aren’t elite numbers for the one-time Super Bowl MVP.
The good thing for the Patriots is that they showed signs of being competitive against the Bills last week and even had a chance to win or send the game to overtime before Newton lost a fumble on the final possession. The Jets, on the other hand, are coming off a 35-9 thrashing at the hands of the Chiefs last Sunday.
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9:08 p.m. — TURNOVER ON DOWNS. James White fumbles the ball on fourth down and has to fall on the ball in the backfield. Jets take over at their 43-yard line, 6:13 left in the first half.
8:59 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, JETS. Flacco rolls to his right and launches it over the top to Perriman for a 50-yard bomb. New York leads 10-7 with 9:59 remaining in the first half.
8:52 p.m. — Patriots can’t get much going and have to punt it back. Jets take over at their 7-yard line after a hold on the punt return, 12:43 left in the second quarter.
8:46 p.m. — END OF 1Q: Patriots 7, Jets 3. New England has it, second and 9 at its 8-yard line to start the second quarter.
New York left tackle Mekhi Becton was heading into the locker room as the quarter ended. Looks like he might be making an early exit.
8:43 p.m. — Jets opt to punt from New England’s 41-yard line. Ball is downed at the 7-yard line, 22 seconds left in the first quarter.
8:33 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS. Cam Newton extends the ball across the plane for a 5-yard rushing score. New England leads 7-3 with 3:34 left in the first quarter.
Newton went 4-of-4 passing for 55 yards on that drive, including this 33-yard shot to Jakobi Meyers to set up the touchdown.
8:24 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, JETS. Breshad Perriman can’t quite complete the catch in the back of the end zone and New York has to settle for a 35-yard field goal by Sergio Castillo after a nice, methodical drive to open the game. Jets lead 3-0 with 8:33 left in the first quarter.
8:15 p.m. — Patriots win the toss. New England defers and Joe Flacco leads out the Jets for the game’s opening drive.
(All times are Eastern)
Patriots vs. Jets start time
- Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live stream: ESPN app, fuboTV
‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2020
|Week 1||Sept. 14||Steelers 26, Giants 16|
|Week 1||Sept. 14||Titans 16, Broncos 14|
|Week 2||Sept. 21||Raiders 34, Saints 24|
|Week 3||Sept. 28||Chiefs 34, Ravens 20|
|Week 4||Oct. 5||Packers 30, Falcons 16|
|Week 5||Oct. 12||Saints 30, Chargers 27|
|Week 6||Oct. 19||Cardinals 38, Cowboys 10|
|Week 7||Oct. 26||Rams 24, Bears 10|
|Week 8||Nov. 2||Buccaneers 25, Giants 23|
|Week 9||Nov. 9||New England Patriots vs. New York Jets|
|Week 10||Nov. 16||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 11||Nov. 23||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 12||Nov. 30||Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 7||San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 14||Dec. 14||Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 15||Dec. 21||Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 16||Dec. 28||New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills|
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