The New England Patriots wrapped up their Week 6 game against the New York Jets with a victory, and that’s likely all they should really care about. The Jets put up a good battle, even forcing the Patriots to dig themselves out of a hole and complete a comeback.
While the Patriots did get the job done, there are obviously still many concerns, specifically on the defensive side of the ball. While the secondary and pass defense as a whole has been a talking point, ESPN’s John Buccigross pointed out that they’ve now made NFL history in Week 6.
As he explains, the Patriots have become the only team in league history to allow a player to throw for at least 300 yards in six straight games at any point in a season.
That’s a pretty mind-blowing stat, and when looking back at it, you’ll see that opposing quarterbacks certainly haven’t struggled much against New England. While there’s been some tough competition in the mix, here’s a look at the quarterbacks and stat lines they had against the Patriots in 2017.
- Alex Smith: 28-of-35 for 368 yards, 4 touchdowns
- Drew Brees: 27-of-45 for 356 yards, 2 touchdowns
- Deshaun Watson: 22-of-33 for 301 yards, 2 touchdowns
- Cam Newton: 22-of-29 for 316 yards, 3 touchdowns
- Jameis Winston: 26-of-46 for 334 yards, 1 touchdown
- Josh McCown: 31-of-47 for 354 yards, 2 touchdowns
When reading all that, it makes it even more impressive that the Patriots are 4-2 on the season. Next up they face the Atlanta Falcons and Matt Ryan, which should make for another tough matchup.