Mac Jones and the Patriots made history Monday night in their 14-10 win over the Bills.
Due to the extremely windy conditions, the Patriots rookie quarterback only attempted three passes, going 2-for-3 with 19 yards.
The three attempts were the fewest by any team since the Bills in Week 3 of 1974 against the Jets when they attempted two, and the two completions were tied for the fewest in Patriots team history. Additionally, the three pass attempts were the fewest in franchise history.
Only one of the three passes came in the first half, which was the first time that's happened in a NFL game since 1978.
"I don’t even know, honestly," Jones told reporters after the game when asked if the three attempts were the fewest he's ever had in a game. "I am just trying to win. It was good that we scored more than the other team. We did a great job on offense. Josh [McDaniels] just staying calm and calling the plays that he knew would work. It took all 11 guys and it doesn’t matter how many times you run it or throw it, as long as you win everybody is going to be happy.”
Jones didn't say when he knew the Patriots would pass so little, but credited McDaniels again.
“Josh, he has a plan for everything every game," he said. "He thinks about the A, B, C, D, all the way through. He has a plan for everything and we talked it through. We just had to go out there and have a good operation and just be super definitive with where I was putting the Mike and all that stuff.”
The Patriots have now won seven straight games and are 9-4 on the year. They are in first place in the AFC heading into their bye week and will stay in first place no matter what happens this coming week.