Patriots vs. Jets Week 7 highlights, analysis and injury updates

Patriots vs. Jets Week 7 highlights, analysis and injury updates

The latest chapter in the rivalry between the New England Patriots and New York Jets will be written Monday night at MetLife Stadium, where the defending Super Bowl champions will try to improve their unbeaten record to 7-0.

The Patriots enter Week 7 with a 6-0 record for the first time since 2015, and oddsmakers like their chances of beating the Jets for the second time this season. New England is a 9.5-point favorite just a few hours before kickoff.

The Jets have lost seven consecutive games to the Patriots, which ties their worst losing skid to New England in franchise history. New York, however, has starting quarterback Sam Darnold and star linebacker C.J. Mosley back in the lineup together for the first time since Week 1. Both players did not participate in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Darnold was battling mono and Mosley had a groin injury.

Will the Patriots extend their win streak against the Jets to eight games, or will New York overcome its nemesis and earn a potential season-defining victory? Keep it right here for all of the latest highlights, score updates, injuries and quick analysis from Patriots vs. Jets.

FINAL, 33-0 Patriots

This stat sums up the Patriots' performance against the Jets.

Fourth quarter, 2:00, 33-0 Patriots: Tom Brady's night is done. Backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham is in the game for the Patriots' final drive.

Fourth quarter, 12:32, 33-0 Patriots: Sony Michel has his third short-yardage touchdown of the night.

End of Third Quarter, 26-0 Patriots

Third quarter, 2:55, 26-0 Patriots: Bill Belichick never stops coaching.

Third quarter, 6:14, 26-0 Patriots: Not again, right? Sam Darnold has been picked off for the FOURTH time tonight. Terrence Brooks came away with this interception.

Third quarter, 7:10, 26-0 Patriots: Finally, the Jets force Tom Brady into a mistake. Jets defensive end Leonard Williams pressured the Patriots quarterback and the ensuing throw was picked off.

Third quarter, 7:41, 26-0 Patriots: Oh no. The Jets' misery continues as Sam Darnold bats the ball out of the end zone for a safety.

Third quarter, 11:00, 24-0 Patriots: Stephon Gilmore has picked off Sam Darnold. The Jets quarterback now has thrown three interceptions tonight.

Halftime, 24-0 Patriots

Second quarter, 4:55, 24-0 Patriots: Yet another interception for the Patriots, this time by safety Duron Harmon. Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has made some putrid throws tonight.

Second quarter, 9:18, 24-0 Patriots: Patriots running back Sony Michel runs into the end zone from 1-yard out for his second rushing touchdown of the game. 

The Patriots have run 35 plays. The Jets? Just eight.

Second quarter, 14:01, 17-0 Patriots: The Patriots have forced another turnover. John Simon sacked Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, who fumbled on the play, and Kyle Van Noy recovered for the Patriots at New York's 40-yard line.

It's been a rough night for the Jets offense.

Here's another interesting stat regarding Devin McCourty's first-quarter interception. 

End of First Quarter, 17-0 Patriots: The Patriots outgained the Jets 141-14 in total yards and had the ball for 12:34 of the 15 minutes in the first quarter. Yikes!

First quarter, 0:09, 17-0 Patriots: Tom Brady dropped a 28-yard dime to wide receiver Phillip Dorsett for another Patriots touchdown. Dorsett returned tonight after missing most of Week 5 and all of Week 6 with a hamstring injury.

Third-down conversions have been key for the Patriots so far.

First quarter, 1:09, 10-0 Patriots: Ben Watson's second catch of the night moves the chains on 4th-and-6 as the Patriots move deeper into Jets territory.

First quarter, 3:49, 10-0 Patriots: The Patriots had to settle for a field goal after the turnover. Veteran kicker Mike Nugent converted from 34 yards out to give New England an early 10-0 advantage.

First quarter, 4:45, 7-0 Patriots: And just like that, the Patriots have the ball again. Devin McCourty picked off Jets quarterback Sam Darnold for the veteran safety's fifth intercption of the season. The Patriots lead the league with 15 interceptions.

First quarter, 6:13, 7-0 Patriots: The Patriots cap a 16-play, 78-yard drive that lasted almost nine minutes with a 3-yard touchdown run by Sony Michel. It's his fourth rushing score of the season. 

The Jets pass rush failed to get to Brady on that drive.

First quarter, 7:30, 0-0: Benjamin Watson took his first target off his facemask, but he made a 10-yard reception later in the Pats' opening drive on a 3rd-and-5 to move them into the red zone. It was his first reception as a Patriot since 2005.

8:15 p.m.: Here are the results of the coin toss.

8 p.m.: Who's ready for Devin McCourty's pre-game speech?

7:45 p.m.: Tonight is the Patriots' last division road game of the season. It's also their fourth division game overall. After this game against the Jets, the Patriots won't play another division matchup until Week 16 and Week 17 against the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, respectively. 

6:55 p.m.: Here are the inactives for both teams.


Rex Burkhead, RB
Josh Gordon, WR
Korey Cunningham, OL
Ryan Izzo, TE
Matt LaCosse, TE
Michael Bennett, DL
Patrick Chung, S


Trenton Cannon, RB
Chris Herndon, TE
Kelechi Osemele, OL
Kelvin Beachum, OL
Henry Anderson, DL
Albert McClellan, LB
Newville Hewitt, LB

6:40 p.m. ET: The inactives will be announced shortly, so while we wait, let's look at Patriots quarterback Tom Brady making his grand entrance to MetLife Stadium.

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Report: Pats' punishments for videotaping could include fines, draft picks

Report: Pats' punishments for videotaping could include fines, draft picks

While the investigation into the New England Patriots' illicit videotaping of the Cincinnati Bengals' sideline last weekend is ongoing, The Washington Post's Mark Maske is reporting that the punishment could be aligned in severity with similiar game-day violations committed by other NFL teams in recent years.

That means fines in the range of six figures and/or a reduced round value on a draft pick — or worse still, the loss of one altogether:

"The NFL is likely to penalize the New England Patriots for their admitted violation of league video policy last weekend and is contemplating disciplinary measures in line with those imposed on teams in recent seasons for infractions of game-day rules, according to people familiar with the deliberations.

That could mean a fine in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and potentially the loss or reduction in value of a draft choice, typically a lower-level pick."

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Looking for something similar to what the Patriots were levied for Spygate? Maske points out that punishment was clearly an exception, not a guardrail:

The Patriots have admitted wrongdoing in last Sunday's incident in Cleveland, in which a credentialed Patriots video crew member was caught filming the Bengals' sideline during their game against the Browns. New England has said the camera crew was there to feature a scout as part of their "Do Your Job" video series.

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Report: Julian Edelman, Ted Karras make trip with Patriots, Cowart out for Bengals game

Report: Julian Edelman, Ted Karras make trip with Patriots, Cowart out for Bengals game

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman and center Ted Karras, who were each listed as questionable with injuries, made the trip to Cincinnati with the team Saturday but backup defensive tackle Byron Cowart was downgraded to out with a concussion, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Edelman, the team's leading receiver, has been battling shoulder and ankle injuries. Karras, the starting center, missed the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday with a knee injury. Both were limited in practice this week. 

The Patriots (10-3), coming off back-to-back losses to the Houston Texans and Chiefs, play the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m.