FOXBOROUGH (Mass.) FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- On Sunday's first drive, the New England Patriots used trickery to jump on New York Jets. Receiver Kendrick Bourne threw a touchdown pass of 25 yards to Nelson Agholor to make the Patriots lead 7-0
The Patriots needed only four plays to get to the Jets' 25, and then offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels entered razzle-dazzle mode.
Bourne moved from left to right on the play and was just behind Mac Jones at the snap. Bourne caught Jones' backward pass at the 33 yard line, and ran a few yards in front of Jones before Agholor was open on the right side.
Bourne made his first ever pass attempt in his career. It also marked the Patriots' third completion this season by a Patriots receiver. The rest of the NFL only has two completions from receivers. Since the beginning of last season, Patriots receivers have now threw three touchdown passes (Jakobi Meyers had two). This is the longest span of time in the NFL.
The Jets continued to be dominated in this quarter of the year's first quarter, and their opponents outscored them 30-0.
The Jets had won opening toss, and they decided to defer, setting off the first Patriots fireworks.