Jets destroyed by Patriots amid Zach Wilson injury worry

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Jets suffered a humiliating nonaccomplishment and mislaid their backmost connected a brutal Sunday day successful New England.

The Patriots embarrassed the Jets 54-13 astatine Gillette Stadium and rookie backmost Zach Wilson exited the crippled successful the 2nd 4th with a genu injury.

The grade of Wilson’s wounded was not instantly known, but helium near the crippled with 12:31 near successful the archetypal fractional aft Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon deed him. It was not wide if the wounded occurred connected the Judon deed oregon 2 plays earlier erstwhile Lawrence Guy deed Wilson on the sideline, which prompted immoderate complaints to the officials from manager Robert Saleh.

Wilson walked disconnected the tract connected his own, spent immoderate clip successful the aesculapian bluish structure connected the sideline and past limped to the locker room. It looked similar it was his close genu that was injured.

The beat-down was already connected by the clip Wilson exited the game. The Patriots were up 17-0 erstwhile helium was injured.

The nonaccomplishment dropped the Jets to 1-5 and it was their 12th consecutive nonaccomplishment to the Patriots, who entered the crippled with questions astir however they were playing, but utilized the Jets arsenic a “get right” crippled and looked conscionable fine, scoring connected their archetypal six possessions. The triumph moved them to 3-4 this season.

Jets Patriots Zach WilsonJets backmost Zach Wilson near Sunday’s nonaccomplishment to the Patriots with a genu injury.USA TODAY Sports

It was a humiliating decision for the Jets, who gave up 50 points for the archetypal clip since 1995. The 54 points is the astir the Jets person allowed since Sept. 9, 1979, erstwhile the Patriots bushed them 56-3. The 54 points allowed is the fourth-most successful franchise history.

The Jets spent the past 2 weeks talking astir however they would code their dilatory starts coming retired of their bye week. But their archetypal bid looked acquainted arsenic they went three-and-out with Wilson getting sacked connected 3rd down aft 2 abbreviated runs. They moved the shot amended connected their 2nd thrust and made it to the Patriots 30 connected 12 plays, but Matt Ammendola missed a 48-yard tract extremity that near the Jets inactive looking for their archetypal points successful the archetypal 4th this season. The 2008 Lions are the past squad to spell without a first-quarter constituent successful their archetypal six games. Those Lions went 0-16.

The Jets person been outscored 106-20 successful the archetypal fractional this season.

As atrocious arsenic the discourtesy looked, the defence matched it connected this day. The Patriots made it look easy, going 70 yards connected 4 plays connected their archetypal drive. The Jets allowed a 28-yard surface walk connected the thrust that ended with a 25-yard touchdown walk from wide receiver Kendrick Bourne to Nelson Agholor connected a well-designed gadget play.

Jets suffer  PatriotsRobert Saleh and the Jets gave up astatine slightest 50 points for the archetypal clip since 1995.Getty Images

They made it 14-0 connected their adjacent drive, marching close down the tract again with Damien Harris scoring a 1-yard touchdown.

The Jets were without C.J. Mosley successful the mediate of their defence and it showed. The Patriots ran it down their throats and continually threw to moving backs retired of the backfield.

Mike White replaced Wilson successful the 2nd quarter, seeing his archetypal NFL action. The Jets drew a walk interference punishment connected the play that Wilson was injured connected and it enactment the shot astatine the Patriots’ 2. White’s archetypal vocation walk was a 3-yard touchdown walk to Corey Davis that chopped the Patriots’ pb to 17-7. White made immoderate bully throws successful alleviation of Wilson and led them connected different touchdown thrust to unfastened the 2nd fractional that made it 31-13. Rookie receiver Elijah Moore scored his archetypal vocation touchdown, a 19-yard tally connected a reverse for the score.

After immoderate archetypal success, though, White threw 2 interceptions and looked similar helium was playing successful his archetypal vocation game.

Wilson’s availability volition present go the communicative of the week arsenic the Jets hole to play the Bengals astatine MetLife Stadium and past question to Indianapolis to play the Colts connected “Thursday Night Football” the pursuing week.

One of the main storylines of summertime was the Jets’ determination not to motion a seasoned backup down Wilson. That determination volition present beryllium beforehand and halfway if White has to play for an extended play of time.