Despite being down 14-0 early on, the New England Patriots were able to win their week six game against the New York Jets with a score of 24-17. Thanks to the victory, New England has now improved its record to 4-2 – and we are giving out a game ball again.
Let's take a look at this week's candidates:
Candidate: CB Malcolm Butler
New England's defense was far from perfect but did have its moments – just like number one cornerback Malcolm Butler. The 27-year old did give up some plays but also was part of two of the biggest moments for the Patriots. Butler, who finished with four tackles, registered an interception late in the first half that set up the game-tying touchdown and also forced the fumble that was ruled a touchback in New England's favor – two game-changing plays by Butler.
Candidate: TE Rob Gronkowski
After being out last week due to an injury, Rob Gronkowski returned to the field today – and he was his usual dominant self. The NFL's best tight end proved why he is just that and finished the contest tied for the team-lead with six catches, gaining 83 yards and scoring a pair of touchdowns. Gronkowski also once again looked stellar when asked to block. In short: It was a vintage performance by the 28-year old.
Candidate: RB Dion Lewis
Gronkowski was not the lone Patriots offensive skill position player to deliver a vintage game; running back Dion Lewis did as well. The 27-year old was New England's most productive back and displayed his trademark elusiveness and speed throughout the game. Overall, Lewis led the team in carries and rushing yards. He gained 52 yards and a touchdown on his 11 carries.
With all that in mind, who is your choice for this week's game ball?
Who gets this week's Patriots game ball?
This poll is closed
CB Malcolm Butler
TE Rob Gronkowski
RB Dion Lewis
Other (name in comments)