Highlighting a few numbers that stood out from the Patriots 29-26 week five victory over the New York Jets.
Receptions and targets for Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd. Lloyd had a tough game Sunday, also dropping a couple of passes, and not making the custom acrobatic receptions fans have become used to. It's obvious that seven weeks into the season, his chemistry with Tom Brady isn't where most thought it would be.
Punts landed inside the 20 by Zoltan Mesko. Special teams, like all other phases, were a bit up and down for the Patriots on Sunday. Punter Zoltan Mesko, however, had his best game of the season, and helped the Patriots win the battle of field position.
Total net yards allowed by the Patriots to the typically anemic Jets offense. The team did a solid job slowing down the Jets' running attack, but even looked vulnerable in that area to begin the second half - getting consistently overpowered on the Jets' opening field goal drive. And while that phase was generally solid, allowing 328passing yards to Mark Sanchez is simply unacceptable.
The Patriots' red zone efficiency on Sunday, albeit on a small sample size (2/2). The Patriots were terrible in this area against the Seahawks, and it's a positive sign to see them finish drives, even if they struggled to even reach the red area.
The length of Stephen Gostkowski's game tying and game winning field goals, respectively. With the two clutch kicks, it's fair to assume that any possible "demons" from his shanked winning attempt against the Cardinals are now gone. "The Ghost" is back, and that's a good thing.
The Patriots fourth quarter differential. The Patriots ended up finishing the game strong - rallying from three behind to win in overtime. However, it didn't come without making fans sweat. The Patriots still need to find a way to put their opponents away. While the team is happy they were able to come through in the clutch, it never should have gotten to that point to begin with.