The New England Patriots fell to 2-9 on the season after a missed field goal sealed a loss to the New York Giants. Here are 10 players that we graded “UP” or “DOWN” based on their performance in the game…
DOWN: QB Mac Jones
Rock-bottom? Jones got benched, yet again, after throwing multiple interceptions, yet again. It should be up in the air whether he starts another game for the Patriots this season. His confidence seems destroyed. His mechanics have been poor and so has his decision-making, especially under pressure. It’s unfathomable that it could possibly get worse for him.
DOWN: QB Bailey Zappe
Zappe at least had one good drive, when he led the Pats down the field for their only touchdown of the game. But it’s not like Zappe was significantly better than Jones overall. Zappe also threw an interception that was simply a terrible decision and throw, and a very similar play to Jones’ first pick.
The Patriots’ starting quarterback job should remain up in the air, because Zappe didn’t do enough to cement himself as Jones’ replacement for the rest of the season.