What the Patriots are saying about Mac Jones’s game-winning drive towards the Payments


“I went as much as [Jones], and I mentioned, ‘What would Mike [Jordan] and Kobe [Bryant] do proper now?’”

Mac Jones. AP Picture/Winslow Townson
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Mac Jones had the ball in his fingers with slightly below two minutes to play and the Patriots trailing by one rating Sunday afternoon.

This wasn’t the primary time this season Jones had a possibility to guide a game-winning drive. He was win an analogous spot towards Philadelphia within the opener, and in Week 2 towards the Dolphins.

On Sunday, Jones led his first-game successful drive of the season, capping an 8-play, 75-yard march to the top zone with a 1-yard landing go to Mike Gesicki.

Jones mentioned it felt good to efficiently full a scoring drive on the finish of the sport. He referred to as it a “crumb” of success. The Patriots improved to 2-5 with the win and at the moment are 2-1 in division play.

 “Yeah, I feel simply maintain combating and, , it’s only a crumb, proper? That’s what I all the time say. And also you’ve received to construct off that. You’ve received to construct off that and assault daily the identical. It’s all about taking part in for one another, taking part in for the man subsequent to you and understanding why. So we did that as we speak and we have to proceed to do this daily in apply and within the video games.”

Defensive lineman Davon Godchaux mentioned he discovered Jones and gave him a message earlier than the ultimate drive.

“I went as much as [Jones], and I mentioned, ‘What would Mike [Jordan] and Kobe [Bryant] do proper now?’” defensive lineman Davon Godchaux mentioned. “They’ll ice the sport. They’ll win it. You possibly can ask him, I went as much as him, grabbed his helmet, seemed in his eyes identical to this and mentioned, ‘I would like you.’”

“As soon as Gesicki went in, I knew it was a play that we all the time run in apply,” Godchaux continued. “Mike Gesicki is so athletic, with a bounce ball to the pylon he’s going to win it on a regular basis.”

Gesicki’s landing, which was his first of the season, snapped a three-game shedding streak for New England. The Patriots, together with Jones and Invoice Belichick specifically, took quite a lot of warmth throughout that stretch.

Gesicki took a second to stay up for Jones throughout his press convention.

“I don’t suppose quite a lot of the speak and stuff that occurs with him is honest. Truthfully, I feel he’s completed an unbelievable job sort of blocking all that out. I feel he’s completed an unbelievable job internally main us all through all of the adversity.

“Immediately, with us backs towards the wall, you hear all of the discuss us having an opportunity to win the sport and we are able to’t shut and all that stuff,” Gesicki continued. “Immediately we had an opportunity, and he stood in there and delivered play after play after play.”

Jones accomplished 25 of his 30 passing makes an attempt and threw for 272 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He didn’t flip the ball over. The Patriots picked up their first residence win of the season at Gillette Stadium.

Godchaux mentioned he felt just like the offense bailed the protection out and received the job completed. Security Jabrill Peppers mentioned he was completely happy to see the offense shut out a sport the best approach.

“Man, I really feel good for these guys,” Peppers mentioned. “I’m completely happy they had been in a position to march down the sector methodically. I do know it feels good for them with all that onerous work in apply paying off.”