Special Team Review: Patriots at Jets

Special teams weren't a major factor again this week. Let's review the key contributions anyway...

Kicking Game - Jason History

Kicker JASON MYERS set an NFL record with his fifth field goal of 55 yards or longer this season. His 55-yard kick with time running out in the second quarter sent the teams to the locker room tied at 10. Myers also made a shorter kick to tie the score in the third quarter.

On kickoffs, Myers had three touchbacks. The only one that wasn't was a squib kick right before half time.

During the week, special teams coordinator BRANT BOYER praised punter LACHLAN EDWARDS but said he needs to improve his consistency because he'll always have one kick he'd like to have back. That was the case again, as he put one of his punts in the end zone, although TRENTON CANNON almost stopped it at the one-yard line and perhaps should have.

Other than that, Edwards didn't surrender any return yardage, although one return was negated by a hold. He landed two of his five punts inside the 20.

TARELL BASHAM came closest to blocking a Patriots punt this week.

Kick Coverage - Neville Better

In kick coverage, the Jets were once again led by CHARONE PEAKE and NEVILLE HEWITT. Hewitt was in on two special teams tackles, moving him into the top 10 in the league with nine on the season.

Peake had one play where he blew up Julian Edelman as soon as he caught the ball and another where he beat the vice downfield and drew a block in the back penalty. He was also in on the tackle on the only kickoff runback of the day.

BRANDON COPELAND got downfield to down one punt at the 10-yard line.

Return game - We are the Roberts

In the return game ANDRE ROBERTS didn't get many opportunities, although he broke a nice kick return out to the 35-yard line. FRANKIE LUVU threw a good block on that one.

He was stuffed before making it back to the 20 on another though, as tight ends ERIC TOMLINSON and CHRIS HERNDON basically blocked the same player and left someone unblocked to make the stop.

Roberts' only punt return saw his momentum carry him out of bounds immediately as he caught the ball. Had he just let that one go out of bounds, he'd still be leading the league in punt return average, but that dropped him to second place.