BOSTON (CBS) – Mac Jones didn’t do much for the Patriots in the first half of their Monday Night tilt against the Buffalo Bills. Except make some NFL history.
Given the windy conditions in Buffalo, a throw-in wasn’t really the best option for either team. Bills full-back Josh Allen made 10 passes in the first half, connecting six of them for 46 yards and one touchdown pass. Allen’s cannon helps resist strong winds.
But Jones only managed to make one pass in the first half, connecting with Jonnu Smith on a 13-yard pass in the first half. (It was a Smith juggling act at the time.) Jones failed to attempt a pass in the second half.
With just one first-half pass, the Patriots have the fewest first-half passes since 1978, according to Elias Sports.
Perhaps Jones will hit a few more passes in the second half, but the Patriots are enjoying success against the Bills. Damien Harris hit the ball for 64 yards for New England’s only touchdown of the game, and the Patriots led 11-7 at halftime.
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