Clear thing! In the “Monday Night” game of the NFL, the New England Patriots take the Atlanta Falcons apart and win 25-0 away. To zero!
Outstanding: Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (23), the mini-Brady!
The rookie playmaker is reminiscent of Tom Brady (44 / now Tampa Bay Buccaneers), who won the Super Bowl six times with the Patriots with his style, his (short) passes and his coolness. In addition, the defense shines – no chance for the Falcons!
The first touchdown in the game! Nelson Agholor escapes his guard. Nice pass from quarterback Mac Jones. After the field goal to 3: 0 and the extra point, the second quarter is 10: 0 for the Patriots.
Shock moment for the Falcons: Quarterback Matt Ryan is slumped – and injured his foot. He limps off the field. He can continue to play, but from then on he has quite a few problems moving.
After the sack there was also a mistake. A field goal goes in – but doesn’t count! Because the players are in an “illegal formation”, i.e. in a line-up that does not conform to the rules. There’s a yard penalty for that. The new attempt is too short.
With the last second of the second quarter, another field goal for New England. 13: 0!
The last time the Patriots lost when they led to a double-digit break was against the Dolphins in 2014. This was followed by 43 wins with a double-digit break lead.
Two field goals for 16: 0 and 19: 0 make the decision. Kyle Van Noy runs into the end zone 1 minute 22 seconds before the end after an interception. 25: 0! It doesn’t matter that the extra kick goes wrong.
Sure thing here for Mac Jones, who makes few mistakes, and his Patriots, who land an important victory in the battle for the play-offs!
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