Sep 19, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New England Patriots tight end Jonnu Smith (81) is tackled by New York Jets cornerback Michael Carter II (30) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

It took a week longer than they probably would have liked, but the Patriots picked up their first win of the season on Sunday, topping the New York Jets 25-6 at MetLife Stadium. The win is also the first in the NFL career of 2021 15th-overall pick Mac Jones.

While Jones’ first win makes for a notable headline, it was the defense that really stole the show – and the football. The Patriots picked off Jets’ rookie quarterback Zach Wilson four times, including two from J.C. Jackson. As much as they attacked the ball, they also got after Wilson himself, totaling four sacks.

Here are some photos from Sunday’s game in East Rutherford…

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