Patriots’ Winners and Losers: Week 3

The New England Patriots are out to a 3-0 with their victory against the New York Jets 30-14. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tied George Blanda for the most wins by a quarterback with 209.

Here are your winners and losers from the game today.


Winner: Phillip Dorsett II.

The Patriots are finally using Dorsett the way they should be. Taking over in Antonio Brown’s place, the University of Miami alum caught a touchdown on his first target and continued to take the field at a regular basis.

Good game for him.

Winner: Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon had a porous first half. Barring a singular catch, the Patriots’ x-receiver had three drops and could not create separation.

Gordon needed to find his groove and he did. Gordon made two fantastic catches showing his soft reliable hands.

Loser: Rushing attack

You can put the offensive line and the rushing attack together as one loser because they both go hand and hand.

The Patriots are having a difficulty running the football and in turn that hurt them as the game went on. After scoring on three drives to start the game, Brady and the offense stalled as their use of the play action dwindled.

The Super Bowl champions need to regain their balanced attack for maintained success on offense.

Winner: Jamie Collins

Jamie Collins ravaged the New York Jets offensive line and gave the offense fits the entire game.

Collins had two sacks and nearly picked the ball off with under two minutes to go in the fourth quarter.

The re-signing of Collins is one of the best offseason moves any team made and it has been apparent with his play.

The former Cleveland Brown is back where he belongs and looks better than ever. Would not be surprising if Collins puts himself in All-Pro discussion.

Winner: Defense

In an offense-driven league, this Patriots defense has a chance to be historically good. Through the first half, wide receiver Julian Edelman had more total offense than the entire Jets unit.

The offense had ups and downs in this game. The defense has not had a down day in 245 days and the train does not seem to be stopping any time soon.

Push: Stephen Gostkowski

Something is up with the Patriots’ all-time leading scorer and he needs to figure it out quick.

We had him originally penciled in as a loser today but he rebounded with making the rest of his extra points.

The one he shanked today tied him for his career-high missed in a season (three) and the football campaign is not even a quarter of the way done.

The onus is on Gostkowski to make the change or every miss after today gives the Patriots another reason to move on from him.

Loser: Gunner Olszewski

Regardless of how well he was doing before he muffed the punt. He still muffed it and it is his job to field it.

Not only did he give up a touchdown, but he was responsible for the first touchdown given up by the team since last year’s AFC Championship.

It takes only one bungle to lose your job and knowing how well he did beforehand, Olszewski will probably get another shot but he best not muff another one.

Loser: Jarrett Stidham

Stidham had a golden opportunity to get some quality reps with the team up 30-7 with less than nine minutes to go in the fourth quarter.

Instead, he throws a pick-six right into the hands of 2018 Jets Curtis Martin MVP Jamal Adams. With snaps a rarity for the Auburn alum, this is not the best first impression to make in your debut as the heir apparent.

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