Patriots' win shows troubling signs, but also admirable characteristic

Posted October 16, 2017

If Wilkerson doesn't play, the key guy for New England to get a hat (or two) on when running the football is defensive end Leonard Williams, who is off to a bit of a slow start but has the ability to be an absolute force at stopping the run.

The Jets appeared to make it a 24-21 game midway through the fourth quarter, but the officials took the touchdown away after a controversial review. At one point in the third quarter, after being sandwiched in between two Jets defenders as he fell to the ground, Brady thrust his right fist into the ground in frustration.

The CBS broadcast was baffled by the ruling, as were the fans at MetLife Stadium.

With the win, Brady passed both Peyton Manning and Brett Favre, who were tied for first with 186 career regular season wins. As a team they wound up with four sacks, seven tackles for loss, and hit Josh McCown 10 times. New England and NY are both tied with the Buffalo Bills for first place in the AFC East heading into Week 6, so this game means a heck of a lot. "When Malcolm came off the field, first thing he told me was that it was out". Dion Lewis also had a 1-yard TD run.

Donald Trump Accused Of 'Castrating' Rex Tillerson With Tweets
He makes a decision, there's a mutual respect, and they go forward. Tillerson has batted away rumors that he might resign.

US, Israel to quit UNESCO
Under the Reagan Administration, the U.S. quit UNESCO in 1984, at the time accusing the agency of a pro- Soviet Union bias. The organization has a long history of taking anti-Israel measures, and supporting resolutions against the Jewish state.

Heartbreak in Slovenia as play-off hopes are dashed
Next in the running is Malky Mackay, someone who has not managed in two-and-a-half-years following a 25-game stint at Wigan. "We've come up short, it wasn't our best performance (against Slovenia )".

Brady finished 20 of 38 for 257 yards with two touchdowns to Gronkowski and an interception. In a slow first half for New England, the Patriots were down 14-0.

With Rex Burkhead nearing a return as soon as next week, and with James White continuing to be one of Brady's preferred back in the passing game, it will be interesting to see how Gillislee is deployed in the weeks to come. After going down 14-0, New England outscored the New York Jets 24-3 to finish off the game.

Such a Jekyll-and-Hyde approach might be OK against teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets, but when the competition rises - such as next Sunday night against the visiting Atlanta Falcons - what happens? But at least the Patriots cleaned up some of the sillier stuff.