By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Only one model of soccer involves thoughts when Jameis Winston thinks about one of the best New Orleans Saints groups of the previous.
“Saints soccer has all the time been effectivity and physicality up entrance,” he mentioned. “That’s all I do know. They win up entrance and so they play robust. That’s what we did right here.”
Winston threw two landing passes, Malcolm Jenkins returned an interception for a rating, and the Saints beat the Patriots 28-13 on Sunday. New England is 0-2 at residence for the primary time since 2000, Bill Belichick’s first season as coach.
Per week after a career-low passer score Winston confirmed higher command of the offense, finishing 13 of 21 passes for 128 yards. Taysom Hill ran for a landing and Alvin Kamara rushed 24 instances for 89 yards and had a receiving TD. He acquired assist from a protection that made Patriots rookie quarterback’s life depressing.
Mac Jones entered the day hoping to stretch the sphere after two games in which the passing assault was largely beneath. Instead, he discovered himself beneath stress for a lot of the day and threw three interceptions, two resulting in Saints touchdowns. New Orleans sacked Jones 3 times and hit him 11 instances. He completed 30 of 51 for 270 yards and a landing.
“I believe it simply goes again to execution,” Jones mentioned. “I can do a greater job simply sticking to my reads and being affected person and letting issues develop. I didn’t do an excellent job of that at present.”
Saints security P.J. Williams returned Jones’ first decide of the day 46 yards to arrange a 7-yard TD go by Winston in the second quarter.
Jenkins was the beneficiary of the second INT, snaring a go bobbled by tight finish Jonnu Smith. He returned it 34 yards and put the Saints in entrance 21-3.
The Patriots lower it to 21-13 following Jones’ 22-yard TD go to Kendrick Bourne with 9:22 left in the fourth interval. The Saints responded with a 13-play, 75-yard drive that ate up 6:45 and ended with at 4-yard run by Hill.
Saints coach Sean Payton harped all week on the Patriots’ spectacular 108-7 file at residence (together with playoffs) since 2000 once they win the turnover battle. He mentioned having a plus-3 differential Sunday was big.
“We’re conscious of it each week, but it surely needed to be one thing that was put in our heads daily,” he mentioned. “I assumed we took care of the soccer. I assumed that was essential.”
New Orleans overcame an early damage to take a 14-3 lead into halftime.
The Saints’ offensive line was already down one starter with middle Erik McCoy (calf) dominated out. They misplaced one other early in the primary quarter after left sort out Terron Armstead exited with a left elbow damage.
But after going three-and-out on their opening drive, the Saints acquired environment friendly, sweeping down the sphere mixing runs and passes, and an extended third-down conversion to get contained in the crimson zone. Winston then put a bow on the 11-play, 69-yard drive with an 11-yard landing go to Kamara.
The Saints turned protection into offense for his or her second rating.
The Patriots had third down close to midfield when linebacker Kaden Ellis pressured Jones, forcing a go that was tipped and intercepted by Williams. He returned it 46 yards to the Patriots 9.
Three performs later Winston related with Marquez Callaway for a 7-yard landing.
“There’s no magic sauce right here,” Belichick mentioned. “Just have to return to work and do higher.”
Saints: Armstead left in the primary quarter with a left elbow damage and was changed by James Hurst.
Patriots: RB James White was carted off the sphere early in the second quarter with a hip damage after touchdown awkwardly as he was tackled by Damario Davis.
The Patriots held a halftime tribute to receiver Julian Edelman, who introduced his retirement in April after 11 seasons.
The Super Bowl 53 MVP kicked off the ceremony along with his trademark run out of the tunnel and dash from finish zone to finish zone. Standing in entrance of representations for every of the three Patriots championships he was part of, he mentioned Foxborough would all the time maintain a particular place for his household.
“We lived you guys, we breathed you guys and we’ll die with you guys,” he mentioned.
Saints: host the Giants on Sunday.
Patriots: host former quarterback Tom Brady and the Buccaneers subsequent Sunday.
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