Patriots already rolling, with 10-0 lead on Jets

Charean Williams
ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports

The Jets got C.J. Mosley back in their lineup, but he didn’t help much on the first drive Monday night.

The Patriots had nearly a perfect start.

Their 16 plays were the most plays on a touchdown drive in the NFL this season, according to ESPN. They went 78 yards and used up 8 minutes and 47 seconds.

New England went 4-for-4 on third down.

Tom Brady‘s only incompletion was tight end Ben Watson hearing the footsteps of Mosley. Brady was 8-of-9 for 55 yards, and Julian Edelman caught three passes for 26 yards and had a 9-yard run.

Sony Michel scored the touchdown on a 3-yard run with 6:13 remaining in the first quarter.

Sam Darnold threw an interception on the Jets’ second play from scrimmage. Devin McCourty picked off Darnold’s first pass attempt and returned it 6 yards to the Jets 12.

Mike Nugent made a 34-yard field goal to increase the Patriots’ lead to 10-0.

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