Amendola also made his presence felt on special teams as he returned 5 kicks for 91 yards and 3 punts for 63. Unfortunately, Amendola's most explosive kickoff return of the day (47 yards) was called back due to holding by Brandon Bolden.
With Brady not getting the ball downfield, Brandon LaFell earned most of his 64 yards receiving after the catch. After not getting targeted in the Patriots first 2 games of the season, LaFell currently has 70 catches for 883 yards.
While many people are freaking out about the Patriots' offensive line, I think they just need to chill out. Yes, the line didn't play very well. However, Josh McDaniels once again set them up for failure by his play calling. Although, I'm not one to give him a pass for his frustrating play-calling, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt since the offense was down several key players including Dan Connolly.
Overall, the defense played another quality game making the Jets settle for field goals after allowing an 87 yard touchdown drive to tie the game at 7. On what ended up being the Jets' final possession of the game and an opportune time for the Jets to take the lead, the Patriots held strong with help from some curious playcalling by New York. After a Dont'a Hightower sack to push the Jets 10 yards back, Vince Wilfork used all of his 6'2" frame and repaired Achilles tendon to deflect Nick Folk's field goal attempt. Besides having a hand in the missed field goal, Wilfork was making his presence felt all game long. He finished the day with a season high 9 tackles.
At this point I'm just going to direct you to my pregame post from Sunday. Yes, I had some technical difficulties, but I clearly hit the nail on the head, especially with predicting a big day for big Vince.