Prior to the New England Patriots matchup against the New York Jets, I wrote up 10 keys to success for the Patriots.
One thing I overlooked: the Patriots needed to show up for both halves.
The first half ended with New England up 14-10, and although the lead was slight, it was a solid showing. Then the Patriots were a no-show in the second half.
The Jets outscored them 18-0 after the break, scoring a total of 21 unanswered points, and just completely dominated in front of the home fans.
Coming into the game, it was the Jets that people were concerned about coming to play. The Patriots, however, made them look like the Super Bowl contenders the Jets boast to be.
Here is an analysis of how the Patriots did in their 10 keys to success, and obviously it isn’t a pretty picture.