New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 24: Hunter Henry #85 of the New England Patriots catches the ball for a touchdown during the second quarter in the game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

When the Patriots got their butts kicked by the Saints in Week 3, it was hard to find many “Ups” to take away from the game. After Sunday’s 54-13 rout of the New York Jets, it’s the opposite: almost all “Ups” from this one.

The Pats played 60 minutes of complementary football on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, setting the tone from the start with a touchdown, three-and-out on defense, solid punt return, and another touchdown. The Jets could never catch up after that, and it only got worse for them as the game went on – and, of course, better for the Patriots.

Anyway, there were a few nitpicks to pull from the win. But it’s “thumbs up” almost all the way around for the Patriots in this one. Here are the “Ups” and “Downs” from a 54-13 blowout win…

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