Mac Jones, Pats rail against poor Week 5 performance on social media originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
After all, last week’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys wasn’t the lowest point for the New England Patriots.
They hit a new low on Sunday with a 34-0 loss to the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium. Mac Jones completed just 10 of 22 passes for 110 yards and was intercepted twice, including six in the first quarter. For the second straight week, he was replaced in the second half by backup quarterback Bailey Zappe.
It was another all-out horrific performance, and the internet reacted accordingly. Jones, head coach Bill Belichick and the 1-4 Patriots have been heavily criticized for their continued trouble on social media, and rightfully so.
Here are some of the most notable reactions to Sunday’s defeat.
This must end. How much more evidence do we need that Mac Jones isn’t the starting quarterback? ? ?
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 8, 2023
This could be Mac Jones’ last start for a while
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) October 8, 2023
Folks, Mac Jones is a real problem.
— Matt McCarthy (@MattMcCarthy985) October 8, 2023
Even a good pass from Mac Jones was intercepted.
— Michael Fhurley (@michaelFhurley) October 8, 2023
Dear Patriots fans under 35: Welcome to the way things used to be.
— John Thomas (@jtomase) October 8, 2023
If last weekend was the lowest point, the Patriots just dug out some dirt
— Meghan Ottolini (@Meghan_Ottolini) October 8, 2023
Times are so tough in New England right now!
If they play wildly, they’ll be forced off the stick…
— Jason McCourty (@JasonMcCourty) October 8, 2023
The worst loss of Bill Belichick’s coaching career was followed by the second-worst loss of his coaching career.
This may actually be worse than the worst loss because it follows the worst loss.
— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) October 8, 2023
Next time I want to start complaining about the Saints offense, I’ll think of the Patriots.
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) October 8, 2023
When did Mac Jones become Zach Wilson?
— Christian Fauria (@christianfauria) October 8, 2023
Considering the level of excellence expected from Bill Belichick, this Patriots team is absolutely brutal. 😬😬😬😬😬
— Henry McKenna (@henrycmckenna) October 8, 2023
The combination of Belichick and Jones will be worth watching next Sunday in Las Vegas. It wouldn’t be surprising to say that turning Zappe is worth a try in Week 6 against the Raiders. The offense couldn’t be in worse shape than it is now.