The Patriots had some fun in the snow as they were victorious in their final game of the year, to end with a 7-9 record. (and put an end to a 2 game Jets win streak). While it is sad that New England will miss the playoffs, let’s just be happy about this victory over the hated New York Jets. In fact, today’s article will strictly be about the positives of the game.
First, Cam Newton was incredible, he saved his best for last with 242 yards and 3 touchdown passes and he even had a receiving touchdown from Jakobi Meyers on a trick play. Speaking of which, Meyers caught the ball 6 times for 68 yards and threw a touchdown to Newton. Also Sony Michel had himself a fine performance as well, with 76 rushing yards and a 31 yard receiving touchdown, he is fighting for the second running back spot behind Damien Harris and those 2 and James White (who also had a receiving touchdown) should make a dangerous trio next season.
The last bit of good news on offense was the rookie tight end Devin Asiasi, he showed a glimmer of potential with 2 catches 38 yards and a caught a long touchdown pass. It was the best way to end a lackluster season offensively and it certainly helped Cam Newton’s case to stay in 2021. Defensively, Chase Winovich was a force to be reckoned with in the offensive backfield as he racked up 6 tackles and 2 sacks, coupled with an interception from Jonathan Jones and JC Jackson (Jackson end the season with 9 picks), the defense bent, but didn’t break, holding the Jets to 14 points.
Over the offseason, CJs Patriots Opinions will continue to talk Pats football and keep posting articles, soon there will be an article that details what the Patriots should do this offseason and there will be some guest writers working with me as well. There is still much more to discuss…
This closes the book on another Patriots season, we’re onto the offseason.