The Patriots squeaked out a win over division rival Jets. It's always a grinder with these guys! Disturbing that the O-Line had regressed (Dan Connolly was out) and the Jets sacked Tom four times in the first half. The Pats had no pass rush or blitzes on their side to speak of, either. >:( Not good to play so badly this late in the year, but the Jets are always pesky. And this is probably Head Coach Rex Ryan's last game for the NYJ.
Tom scrambled for a first down and Gronk and Jonas Gray scored TDs. Julian Edelman was sorely missed as he was out with a concussion. LeGarrette Blount was out for the day, too.
Thank goodness the Jets have no offense and can't make big plays! The Pats escaped and clinched a first-round bye in the playoffs. And Big Vince blocked a field goal, which probably saved the team's bacon. Go, special teams! I'll take a win on Yule! :)
The Dolphins won and the Bills' game is in progress:
EDIT: The Bills lost! :)
Next week the Pats finish up against the Bills at home in Gillette Stadium. Go, Pats! :)