After jumping to a 14-0 lead against the New York Giants, the New England Patriots quickly saw the visiting underdogs tie the game again. The second of the two touchdowns scored was actually the result of an offensive breakdown: Tom Brady was sacked around the edge, lost the football, and had to watch the Giants’ Markus Golden pick it up and return it 42 yards for a touchdown. That was not the only problem with that play, though.
Wide receiver Josh Gordon chased down Golden in an attempt to stop him before the goal line, and while doing saw awkwardly twisted his left knee. While the Giants were celebrating the score, Gordon remained on the field and later had to be attended by trainers. He did walk off under his own power, though, and after some time in the medical tent on the sidelines rode a stationary bike. He also jogged up and down the sideline.
While this could be seen as positive signs, the Patriots ultimately announced that Gordon would be questionable to return because of a knee injury. With him on the sidelines, the Patriots’ three-receiver set consisted of Julian Edelman as well as undrafted rookies Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski.