Bailey Zappe entered Monday evening’s recreation in opposition to the Bears in aid of Mac Jones with 11:41 left within the second quarter and the Patriots trailing, 10–0. Two drives and 6 minutes later, he had New England forward 14–10 and had the Gillette Stadium crowd buzzing.
Ultimately, although, Zappe’s influence was minimal in what grew to become a 33–14 Bears win. And the query of who would be the Patriots’ starter going ahead looms giant.
Invoice Belichick was requested after the sport who the group’s starter at present is, and, in typical Belichick-ian trend, was curt in his response.
“We simply completed the sport,” Belichick told reporters, declining to invest on New England’s subsequent recreation.
Jones began Monday’s recreation and performed the primary three collection with minimal success. The Patriots went three-and-out on their first two drives, then had momentum occurring their third earlier than Jones threw an interception in Chicago territory. Zappe took over from there, main New England on two quick-strike landing drives that amassed 105 yards on seven mixed performs.
From there, although, the Patriots couldn’t get something going. On the group’s remaining six possessions, New England managed simply 77 complete yards on 25 performs, with Zappe turning the ball over 3 times (two interceptions and one fumble). He completed the sport finishing 14 of his 22 cross makes an attempt for 185 yards and one landing.
Jones, who had missed the earlier three video games with an ankle damage, was simply 3-for-6 for 13 yards and a decide. The Patriots will play subsequent Sunday in opposition to the Jets.
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