What Mac Jones said following win over Titans, including what his 'rookie error' was

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The Patriots beat the first place Titans, 36-13, Sunday at Gillette Stadium, but it certainly wasn't perfect by any means.

Despite scoring 36 points, the offense went 2-for-5 in the red zone and 4-for-10 on third down. While Mac Jones threw for over 300 yards in the win, he knows there are some areas to clean up.

"I think just execution in the red zone," he said. "The goal is to score points and the best teams in the league are like 70 percent on touchdowns and we can be better there getting up to that number. But at the end of the day when you have control of the game, the goal is to get points and obviously we want to score touchdowns. That happened later, I guess and it just needs to continue to improve and we've put a lot of stress on it so there's nothing that the coaches aren't doing or anything. It comes down to us and executing."

There was a humorous moment in the second half when Jones took off and ran in the red zone, but was stopped a few yards short of the first down and he popped up and signaled for a first down.

Jones said he knew he didn't get the first down, but thought the officials would call a personal foul penalty, which would have resulted in a first down. They didn't, so he called it a "rookie error."

"I didn't think I got the first down. I thought they were going to call it. I slid like head first or whatever but it didn't count. It is what it is," he said. "I didn't know there wasn't a flag thrown. That was just a rookie – rookie error there."

The Patriots are now 8-4 on the year and will have a huge game in Buffalo against the Bills next Monday night.

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