Of The Previous Lowest-Pass-Attempts Games In NFL History, The New York Jets Lost Half Of Them

Of The Four Previous Lowest-Pass-Attempts Games In NFL History, The New York Jets Lost Two Of Them

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  • The New England Patriots rolled back the clocks to a bygone era of football on Monday night.
  • Beating the Buffalo Bills 14-10, the Pats ran the ball 46 times and threw just three passes.
  • In NFL history, four teams have won games with five or fewer pass attempts, and the New York Jets lost two of those games.

Even when they’re not playing, the New York Jets — *my* New York Jets — somehow find themselves as the butt of the joke.

In case you missed it, during the New England Patriots Monday Night Football game against the Buffalo Bills, legendary Pats head coach rolled out a playbook that was seemingly out of the 1940s, as the Patriots ran the ball a staggering 46 times, while only attempting three passes. Beating Josh Allen and the Bills in their own backyard by a score of 14-10, the victory marked the fewest passes by a winning team in the last 30 seasons.

During the game, ESPN rolled out the previous four fewest pass attempts in a win, three of which occurred in the 1970s. And, of course, the New York Jets managed to find themselves featured on the graphic, as they managed two lose TWO of those games: in 1973 against the Buffalo Bills, who attempted just 5 passes, and in 1974 against the Buffalo Bills, who tossed just TWO passes in that game.

Only the New York Jets could find themselves on the wrong end of such uniquely and historically awful football gams. Luckily for the Jets (and I use “luckily” very, *very* loosely), they will avoid the distinction of becoming the first-ever 0-17 team in NFL history, as they’ve somehow racked up three wins this season despite having a head coach-and-quarterback tandem that are clearly in over their heads. Just End The Seasons.

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