Mac Jones Makes Revealing Admission After Blowout Loss to Bills

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Getty New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones.

The Buffalo Bills left no doubt in declaring themselves the best team in the AFC East and a legitimate threat to reach the 2022 Super Bowl during their home game on Saturday night, January 15.

Buffalo took the rubber match over their bitter rivals the New England Patriots by the lopsided score of 47-17. New England’s rookie quarterback Mac Jones looked like a player in his first postseason as the crowd noise on the road in Buffalo and the frigid temperatures led to some ineffectiveness.

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After a strong opening drive that ended in an interception in the end zone by Bills safety Micah Hyde, Jones and the Patriots offense could only muster three points in the first half. They added two fairly meaningless touchdowns in the second half, but nothing could stop Buffalo’s onslaught.

After the game, Jones met with the media to discuss his performance in his first playoff game.

Jones: ‘I Was a Rookie & Played Like That Sometimes’

Jones doesn’t deserve all the blame for the Patriots’ failures. As a matter of fact, the majority of the finger-pointing should be directed at the defense, which was horrendous against the Bills.

Still, just as quarterbacks often get more credit than they deserve, they often take more blame than they deserve, too. Jones, as he has done the entire season, didn’t try to escape accountability.

“For me, obviously, I was a rookie and … played like that sometimes and I shouldn’t have,” Jones admitted during his postgame press conference. “I can play better, and that’s my goal this offseason is just to advance and bring the guys along with me.”


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Jones was probably a bit too hard on himself, but he carried the same emotional, verge-of-tears demeanor he’s had after most of the team’s biggest losses. That’s something he’s going to need to work on next season.

Losing isn’t great and no one wants a player or leader on their team who doesn’t mind losing. However, the strongest leaders usually have a better handle on their body language after losses.

How the Patriots Lost This Game

The Patriots’ defense was terrible, allowing the Bills to score touchdowns on all seven of their offensive possessions.

According to Brett Kollmann of YouTube series “The Film Room,” Buffalo put together the first perfect offensive game in NFL history, including “No punts. No picks. No fumbles lost. No field goals. All touchdowns on every single drive until the kneel downs.”

New England needed to have a strong start, and that didn’t happen, with the team trailing 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Patriots needed to establish a run game. They failed to eclipse the 125-yard mark, which had been a magic number for the team this season.

The Patriots turned the ball over twice, which has also been a poison pill for New England. All those things mixed together were a recipe for a 30-point whipping in prime time.

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James McClane
James McClane
4 months ago

Well you have to consider that Josh Allen is a field commander and Jones will get there in time. Josh Allen along with Tom Brady make their coaches look like they know what they’re doing but in reality it’s both of them who are the true coaches of the teams they represent. Sean McDermott claimed the pats win over Buffalo was not due to Belechik, he’s correct in part of that, and Buffalo’s winning season is not credited to McDermott either but to the real coach who runs the team on the field. My nominees for coach of the year would be Josh Allen and Tom Brady. Bruce Arians could never win the big game either without a field manager like Brady and he has been fired from every team that ever employed him as a head coach….McDermott and Belechik quit taking credit for something you both had little to do with.

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