Mac Jones: We can be better on offense and we will

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After Thursday night’s game against the Falcons was over, Patriots quarterback Mac Jones said that “the goal is to score one more point than the other team” and the Patriots have been doing quite well on that front in recent weeks.

They beat the Falcons 25-0 and have outscored their opponents 175-50 over the course of their current five-game winning streak. That margin would have been smaller without some garbage time points on Thursday night, but it remains an impressive stretch for a team that opened the season with a 2-4 record.

Jones believes it could have been more impressive had the offense done more with its opportunities.

“I think we’ll just have to watch it and see what happened,” Jones said. “I think they emptied the clip on what they were going to try and bring against us. They did a good job on the defensive side. We can do better on offense, so we’ll do that and it all just starts with watching the film. It’s a short week but there’s no excuses. We can play better, and we will.”

The Patriot play the Titans, the Colts and the Bills twice in their next four games, so they may need more from the offense than they’ve needed in the last few weeks. Should Jones and company provide it, expectations for the Patriots heading into the playoffs will be sky high.

12 responses to “Mac Jones: We can be better on offense and we will

  1. Tough to criticize a 25-0 stomping, but yeah, the Pats’ air game was sluggish last night.
    The ground game is awesome. These RBs are brilliant.
    The defense is playing lights out after a frustratingly-slow beginning of the season. Dugger, Barmore, Judon, Jackson. . . on and on!
    Amazing how Belichick has pulled this all together!

  2. Maybe their offense would be better if BB allowed him to throw the ball more then 7 yards at a time…

  3. They need to do away with the drive killing penalties. The offense was okay last night until they got within the Falcons 30 yard line. They’ll need to be a LOT better if they plan to beat the Titans & Bills. With that said, Jones decision making is quick for a rookie. Offense slowly starting to gel

  4. That Patriots defense is scary. It didn’t help the Falcons that their O-line is, let’s just say not good. The upcoming two games for the Patriots before their bye will be the Titans and then the Bills, so that will tell us a lot about where the Patriots really are at this point. I think they’ll get to the playoffs, but to go very far they’ll need to improve on offense. Clean up the penalties and Mac needs to be more aware of sacks coming and get rid of the ball. But he’s a fast learner, amazingly fast for a rookie, so maybe that’ll happen.

  5. Belichick is the Ultimate Winner. Years from now, football fans will ask how come he didn’t win more Coach of the Year awards. There will be no answer.

  6. This entire team seems to be a very cohesive unit. On both sides of the ball. This team could make some noise in the postseason. Strong defense and a powerful rushing attack has long been a recipe for success in January.

  7. Can’t wait for the Mon night gm vs Bills. Josh Allen should be able to provide the smackdown that mouthy Pats fans require, at this juncture.

  8. Jones is just one of those QBs who has all the brains and the skills to win (like Brady). Far from overwhelming physically (like Brady), but he can put a ball on the head of a pin (like Brady) and he’ll find the right matchup if it’s a needle in a haystack (like Brady).

    I hate the Pats but I can’t wait to watch this kid next season when they get him better receiving threats, he has a couple offseasons under his belt and he fully unleashes that LETHAL deep ball he showed off so much a Bama.

  9. The Broncos will regret passing on this kid. Pat Surtain is great but Mac Jones or even Justin Fields would have made a bigger impact on the team.

  10. Remember when the Pats lost to Buffalo 31-0 early in the season; I think they went to 1-2. They went 14-2 and won the Super Bowl. Jones had 7 TDs and 6 INTs for his first 6 games and 7 TDs and 2 INTs for his last 5 games. I think he will end up with 10 TDs and 2 INTs for his last 6 games. Pats make the playoffs and win at least one game. Next year is their year and I would love to be wrong.

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