After an AFC Offensive Player of the Week performance, Jets quarterback Sam Darnold followed that up with possibly the worst performance of his short career.
Darnold finished the game 11-of-32 for 86 yards, zero touchdowns, four interceptions and a fumble. Darnold also batted a high snap from Ryan Kalil out of the back of the end zone for a Patriots safety.
The second-year quarterback had a 3.6 passer rating for the night.
"Obvisouly when we go back and look at this, he's not going to be happy," Adam Gase said after the game. "He probably was feeling like guys were coming free when they might've not have been. It's tough, that's why playing against these guys if you don't pick some of this stuff up early, they're going to keep bringing it and find different ways to bring it, and then it's just going to get bad from there, which it did."
"I was debating it," Gase said on potentially pulling Darnold Monday night.
The Jets were unable to get anything done in all three phases of the game, falling by the score of 33-0 for their first shutout of the season.
It felt like the game really took place almost entirely in the first half, and yet the Jets offense was held to 65 total yards. Darnold attributed for 34 of those against the stout Patriots defense. In total, Darnold was 6-for-13 passing with two interceptions and he was sacked one time in the first half.
The Jets offense only managed to cross midfield twice.
Even off the field, Darnold wasn't having the best of times at MetLife Stadium during the contest.
During the ESPN broadcast, the Jets QB was their "mic'd up" player for the game, giving fans some behind the scenes looks at him during the game.
The cameras showed Darnold and he kept the miserable outing simple when unknowingly on film.
"I'm seeing ghosts out there," Darnold said.
The Jets are now 1-5 and are on an eight-game losing streak to the Patriots.
They will now need to regroup as they get set for back-to-back road games, before they host the Battle for New York against the Giants.
"We get back Wednesday, we gotta head right into Jacksonville. We'll address some of the things that happen in this game, but obviously when you put out tape like that, you're going to see it again, and you're going to see it until you stop it," Gase said.