The Patriots’ offense against the Jets was a little different from what we saw in Week 1.
After playing mainly a two-tight end offense against Miami, the Patriots ran exactly half of their offensive plays out of three-receiver sets against the Jets. They likely expected more than nine combined catches for 69 yards out of the wide receiver position, as they aimed to take advantage of the Jets’ inexperienced secondary.
Meanwhile, they had the most success with tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith on the field at the same time. So it’ll be interesting to see what direction Josh McDaniels and the offense take going forward, considering their best collection of weapons is likely to include both of their high-priced free-agent TEs together.
Keep reading for a full breakdown of the Patriots’ offensive personnel in Week 2 against the Jets, what worked, and what didn’t. (Note: offensive personnel groupings are described as a two-digit number, the first digit representing the number of running backs and the second digit representing the number of tight ends, ex. “12 personnel” = one running back, two tight ends, two wide receivers).