ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Linebacker Matt Judon praised the Patriots offense while taking a playful swipe at rookie quarterback Mac Jones.
“Hats off to the offense. Really everybody, probably besides Mac,” Judon said breaking into a smile.
NEW ENGLAND (6-4) at ATLANTA (4-5)
Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EST, Fox, NFL Network
BETTING LINE: Patriots by 7, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots linebacker Matt Judon had to wait two months, but he received something rare this week: an about-face from the NFL.
The league rescinded a $10,300 fine assessed to Judon for a play during New England’s Week 1 loss to Miami.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets will try to turn around their season without Zach Wilson for a few games.
The rookie quarterback has a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will be sidelined two to four weeks, coach Robert Saleh confirmed after Wilson had an MRI on Monday.
The New York Jets' already disappointing season took a more ominous turn when rookie quarterback Zach Wilson suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of a 54-13 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When the Patriots have played well on defense in recent years, it usually has meant they’ve gotten good play at linebacker.
That has been the case again this season with linebacker Matt Judon, one of their key offseason additions, thriving in his first year in New England’s system.
NEW ENGLAND (1-3) at HOUSTON (1-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Patriots by 8 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots remade their defense in the offseason in hopes of bringing back the unit's disruptive reputation.
New England's first chance to show off those upgrades will be in Sunday’s season opener against the Miami Dolphins and explosive young quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-9)
New faces: QB Mac Jones, TE Jonnu Smith, TE Hunter Henry, WR Nelson Agholor, WR Kendrick Bourne, DT Davon Godchaux, LB Matt Judon, DB Jalen Mills, DL Henry Anderson, LB Kyle Van Noy, DL Christian Barmore, DE Ronnie Perkins, special assistant Matt Patricia.