Watch Sony Michel Score Third Touchdown Of Game For Patriots Vs. Jets

Have yourself a night, Sony Michel.

The 24-year-old running back had already nabbed two touchdowns for the Patriots in Monday night’s contest against the New York Jets. But he didn’t let up on the gas in the final quarter of the evening, darting into the endzone for his third touchdown of the night early in the fourth.
Check it out:

Hat's off for @Flyguy2stackz's third TD of the night.#NEvsNYJ | #GoPats
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 22, 2019


Vince Wilfork Loves What He’s Seeing From Patriots’ Defense Vs. Jets

Vince Wilfork knows good defense when he sees it, and he saw plenty of that in the first half alone between the Patriots and Jets.

The former defensive tackle spent the first 11 years of his NFL career with New England with three interceptions, 12 fumble recoveries, 16 sacks and 355 solo tackles. Wilfork also is a two-time Super Bowl champion.
Now he’s enjoying watching the Patriots’ defense week in and week out after playing for 13 years. And it’s safe to say he’s enjoying what he’s been seeing, especially Monday night.
Jets quarterback Sam Darnold had just 34 total passing yards with two picks in the first half of New York’s game against the New England at MetLife Stadium. And Wilfork took to Twitter to express his excitement.

Pats d is the real deal!
— Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) October 22, 2019

It’s hard to even argue that point, considering how dominant the defense has been this season with 18 interceptions through the first seven weeks of the season.

Jaylen Brown One Of Five From 2016 NBA Draft To Cash In With Extension

Jaylen Brown got his payday Monday.
The Boston Celtics guard reached a reported four-year extension worth $115 million, avoiding restricted free agency at the end of the season.
Brown was just one of a few up-and-coming stars from the 2016 NBA Draft to cash in on extensions. Ben Simmons, Pascal Siakam, Jamal Murphy and Buddy Hield also reached big extensions with their teams. The Celtics selected Brown third overall.
For more on Brown and the 2016 Draft, check out the “NESN Sports Today,” video above, presented by People’s United Bank.

This Stat Illustrates How Dominant Patriots’ Defense Has Been In 2019

In case you hadn’t noticed, the Patriots’ defense looks stellar this season.
And one particular stat helps illustrate their recent success.

Nine different quarterbacks have pass attempts against New England in the squad’s first seven games of the 2019 season. And the Pats’ defense has recorded an interception against each of them.
Sam Darnold, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Josh Allen and Daniel Jones lead the pack with three interceptions. The five remaining QB’s each have one.

Update: Darnold now with 3 INT’s
Every QB that has a pass attempt vs the Patriots defense has thrown at least 1 INT – 17 total
Roethlisberger – 1Fitzpatrick – 3Rosen – 1Falk – 1 Barkley- 1Allen – 3McCoy – 1Jones – 3Darnold – 3
9 different QB’s in 7 games
— Boston Sports Info (@bostonsportsinf) October 22, 2019

That’s 17 — count ’em, 17 — interceptions for the Pats’ D, and there are still nine games left on New England’s 2019 schedule

Sam Darnold Says He’s ‘Seeing Ghosts’ Vs. Patriots, Twitter Goes Wild

What’s worse? Recovering from mononucleosis, or facing the New England Patriots defense?
Well, Sam Darnold is putting the question to the test Monday night.

Darnold missed the teams’ first matchup back in Week 4, when the Pats trounced all over the Jets in Foxboro. Heading into Week 7’s primetime matchup, there was much hype surrounding a revitalized Jets team that was coming off a dominant win over the Dallas Cowboys.
The hype did not last very long.
New England jumped all over the Jets early and often, taking a 24-0 lead into the half. Darnold was 6-for-13 in the half for 34 yards with two interceptions, including one to Devin McCourty.
ESPN mics caught the quarterback saying he’s “seeing ghosts” on the sideline. Twitter took the reins from there.
— PFF (@PFF) October 22, 2019
— Dr. LeShane (@brakeformoose) October 22, 2019
— Ryan Menzel (@MenzelRyan) October 22, 2019

Sam Darnold…
— Tim Staskiewicz (@timstask) October 22, 2019
— Jim Murray (@bigjimmurray) October 22, 2019
— Nick P. (@colonelpsu) October 22, 2019

Daniel Jones doesn’t see or feel blindside pressure.
Sam Darnold, “sees ghosts.”
Welcome to the current state of NY Football. #Jets #giants
— Tom Tsotas (@TJTGIANTS) October 22, 2019

Andy Reid Not Putting ‘Timeline’ On Patrick Mahomes’ Return To Chiefs

The Chiefs avoided potential disaster in Week 7 with Patrick Mahomes.
The Kansas City quarterback dislocated his knee in Thursday night’s game against the Denver Broncos. An MRI revealed the best-case scenario for the reining NFL MVP and only is expected to miss between three and five weeks.

While it’s certainly encouraging news, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid isn’t taking chances with Mahomes’ recovery.
“I don’t think you put a timeline on this thing,” Reid said Monday, per ESPN. “You go off how he feels and what the doctors say and go with it. I don’t think there’s a set time, though. I know people want a time, but I don’t think you can do that with this injury.
“When you’ve been around him long enough, you know that there’s nothing impossible with this kid. He goes 100 miles an hour, and it’s important — and he’s smart this way — that he listens to the doctors and the trainers and he needs to work hard at the same time to get himself ready to go.”
The Chiefs are 5-2 ahead of their Week 8 matchup against the Green Bay Packers and will turn to Matt Moore in Mahomes’ absence.

Watch Sony Michel Nab Second Touchdown Of Night For Patriots Vs. Jets

Sony Michel had himself one heck of a first half for the Patriots on Monday night against the Jets.

Michel kicked off the scoring for New England in the first quarter with a 3-yard rush into the endzone for the Patriots’ first points of the night. He added to that total in the second quarter with his second touchdown of the night.
Take a look:

Sony Michel into the end zone (x2) @Flyguy2stackz #GoPats
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— NFL (@NFL) October 22, 2019

Yeah, this kid is good.

Watch Phillip Dorsett Extend Patriots’ Lead Vs. Jets With 26-Yard TD

The Patriots sure were busy in the first quarter of Monday night’s contest against the New York Jets.
First, Sony Michel ran one into the end zone for New England’s first points of the evening. Then, a 34-yard field goal gave the Pats a 10 point lead.
Phillip Dorsett joined in on the fun late in the first, hauling in a 26-yarder for the Pats’ second touchdown of the quarter.
Take a look:

Monday night rating: PD-13.@dorsett_4 | #GoPats
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 22, 2019

What a start.

Watch Devin McCourty Reel In League-Leading Fifth Interception Vs. Jets

Breaking news: the New England Patriots defense is good.
More breaking news: Devin McCourty is having a monster season.

The Patriots safety entered Monday night’s contests against the New York Jets with four interceptions on the season, his last coming against the Jets in the teams’ Week 4 matchup in Foxboro. That INT off Luke Falk almost was too easy. And in Week 7, with Sam Darnold back under center for New York, McCourty struck again.
With the Jets pinned back in their own zone in the first quarter, Jamie Collins exploded into the backfield on a blitz, which forced Darnold to get rid the ball early. The throw was off the mark, and went right into McCourty’s hands.
Take a look:

15th interception for the @Patriots defense this season!
Devin McCourty gets his 5th pick on the year. @McCourtyTwins #GoPats #MNF
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— NFL (@NFL) October 22, 2019

That’s 15 interceptions in his career and a league-leading five on the season.
Have a year, Dev.

Watch Sony Michel Get Patriots’ Scoring Started Vs. Jets With Nifty TD

And, they’re off and running.

The Patriots squared off against the New York Jets on Monday in a little Week 7 action, and New England struck first. The Pats knocked 8:45 off the clock before Sony Michel ran one in from three yards out for the first points of the game.
Check it out:

15th interception for the @Patriots defense this season!
Devin McCourty gets his 5th pick on the year. @McCourtyTwins #GoPats #MNF
: #NEvsNYJ on ESPN: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:
— NFL (@NFL) October 22, 2019

The Pats’ 16 plays are good for the team’s longest drive of the season so far.

Longest drive of the season.
16 plays and 7 points.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 22, 2019