Like every game this season, this one was over before it started.
The Patriots cruised to a 30-14 victory over the reeling New York Jets at a sunny Gillette Stadium in what was New England's fourth straight double-digit win dating back to Super Bowl LIII.
As the game was in its early stages, it looked like the Pats were going to score every time they touched the ball. The defending Super Bowl champions scored on their first three possessions, making it 20-0 before the Jets' defense was able to force a New England punt.
Tom Brady led the way with another stellar performance, completing 28 of 42 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns. While there weren't a ton of what I like to call "holy shit moments," Josh Gordon made a few ridiculous catches, one of which set up a Rex Burkhead touchdown in the waning stages of the third quarter.
Meanwhile, the Jets...well they looked like the Jets. Third-string quarterback Luke Falk was largely ineffective, only completing 12 of 22 passes for 98 yards and one interception. It didn't help that the Patriots' defense was once again stout, as they held Le'Veon Bell to just 35 yards on 18 carries and limited Robbie Anderson to just three catches for 11 yards.
Not sure I'd trash talk the Patriots again, Robbie.
The only blemishes on the day were a missed extra point by Stephen Gostkowski, who has uncharacteristically struggled to begin the season, a muffed punt by Gunner Olszewski that led to a Jets touchdown, and a pick-six from backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham.
As the Patriots improve to 3-0, they go into Buffalo this Sunday to face the surprising 3-0 Bills. Maybe this one won't be a cakewalk.