Business as usual for New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, as the star signal caller may potentially rack up the league’s MVP award for 2016. Check out the future Hall of Famer’s top plays from the year.
The Patriots, either complacent because it’s the Jets or still a little jetlagged from their trip to California, didn’t play that well as the Jets hopped out to an early 10-0 lead. The Patriots finally took the lead midway through the 3rd quarter after a 12 play Patriots drive stalled at the 11 yard line, but the Jets answered right back with a touchdown to take a 17-13 lead into the 4th quarter. New England could only manage a field goal on their ensuing drive, meaning it was 17-16 with just over seven minutes to play in the game when the Jets took the ball at their own 16. A Jets TD drive could seal the game.
One, it’s never a bad thing to look back fondly on a game where the Patriots took the Jets out. Two, it was a great individual play and an important moment. And three, this Jets game was the last time that the Patriots trailed at any point in a game until the Super Bowl. Seeing how this was a Week 12 matchup, that’s pretty remarkable. Furthermore, it represents the way football is supposed to be played – the offense gets a lead, and then the defense makes plays to protect it.