The New England Patriots remained undefeated on the season on Monday Night Football and did so while recording a second shutout in their 33-0 win over the New York Jets. The 7-0 Pats dominated on defense, not allowing Sam Darnold and co. to do much of anything- except cough the ball up. In fact Darnold turned the ball over five times, four of which were interceptions. He only ended the game with 86 total yards passing, 16 more than his running back Le’Veon Bell was able to muster on the ground. Sony Michel scored three touchdowns on the ground for the unbeaten visitors, though he only totaled 42 yards in all for the evening. Tom Brady was solid as ever, throwing for 249 yards on 31-45 passing. He had one touchdown and an interception. He didn’t even have to be tremendous to help them out here, such are the woes of the Jets, who have now fallen to just 1-5 this year. As if the Patriots aren’t good enough already, they have announced that they have traded for former Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. That’ll only give them more options as they romp on in the AFC.
The NBA’s regular season begins on Tuesday night, but one man that will not be present for that tip off- or any of the ones relatively close by- will be Zion Williamson. The New Orleans Pelicans forward, the #1 pick out of Duke in the draft earlier this year, has had surgery to repair a meniscus problem in his right knee. It’s said that the surgery will keep the big man out of action for between six and eight weeks, thus ruling him out of the going for his team’s opener against the defending champion Toronto Raptors. If he does miss two months or so as is believed to be the case, he could miss as many as 20 games. However, as long as his recovery goes well, he should be back in time for the Christmas slate, a welcome sight for NBA fans all over for sure.