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Week 6 Patriots vs Jets: Who gets the game ball for New England's 24-17 win?

Who gets your vote?

New England Patriots v New York Jets Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

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

  • 27%
    CB Malcolm Butler
    (370 votes)
  • 48%
    TE Rob Gronkowski
    (645 votes)
  • 19%
    RB Dion Lewis
    (259 votes)
  • 5%
    Other (name in comments)
    (68 votes)
1342 votes total Vote Now