Belichick out-foxed Rex Ryan in Foxborough as the Pats came away with a 30-21 win at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. The two teams’ offenses traded blows, but in the end the Jets could not keep up with the superior Pats . Even Rex Ryan admitted the Patriots were “the better team” after a surprising breakthrough performance from BenJarvus Green-Ellis led New England to victory.
The Law Firm had a career day finishing with 136 rushing yards and 2 TDs. The unforeseen explosion of Green-Ellis speaks to Belichick’s genius. Rex Ryan’s Defense had no answer for the many different looks they got from Law Firm. Green-Ellis caught swing passes and direct snaps out of shotgun in addition to his normal downhill power running between the tackles.
Wes Welker was electrifying yet again, catching 5 passes for 124 yards. Welker came up with another big play this week, getting on top of the Defense for a 73 yard burst when he split the seam between Darelle Revis and Safety Jim Leonard. Revis was able to bring down Welker inside the 10 to prevent a score, but Tom Brady quickly capped the drive with a TD Pass to Deion Branch. Welker’s play seemed to swing momentum in New England’s favor. The Jets hung in there for awhile, but it seemed like they were chasing a superior Patriots team.
Watching Rex Ryan come out and humbly praise the Patriots in the post-game presser made my entire week. He’s known for his brash huffing and puffing about how good the Jets are, but Ryan seems to abruptly change his tune every time he gets spanked in New England. The Pats are cruising at 4-1 while the Jets stumble to 2-3. It’s a young season, but they way the Bills (4-1) are playing you have to figure the Jets are worried about making the Playoffs, let alone winning that Superbowl Rex Ryan has always promised.