The New England Patriots didn't give the New York Jets much to party about during their game yesterday, so instead of spiking the ball in celebration, wide receiver Robby Anderson spiked the ball out of frustration.
Unfortunately for one Patriots player though, he was in the wrong place at the wrong time when the Jets star decided to spike the ball. He did. however, oversell the damage that was done by Anderson in rather dramatic fashion.
New England managed to secure a 26-6 victory over New York on Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, with quarterback Tom Brady completing 18 of his 37 passing attempts for 190 yards and two touchdowns.
Jets' Bryce Petty had a better game in terms of passing yards but he failed to throw a single touchdown, completing 19 of his 36 passing attempts for 232 yards. Anderson finished the game with only one catch for two yards, his worst performance of the season. This catch as well didn't occur until the third quarter.
As you can see in the video below though, Patriots' cornerback Johnson Bademosi was in the wrong place at the wrong time, as the ball hit him in the face as it bounced back up into the air. Bademosi, however, did oversell the incident, as he threw his coat off and flopped to the ground in order to try and draw a penalty.
Oscar-worthy acting by the New England player. His teammate, Shea McClellin, certainly found the funny side of the incident. The two referees standing right next to Bademosi didn't think it was a penalty either.
The cornerback tried to explain his actions in the Patriots' locker room to reporters after the game had finished, but no one was really buying it.
New England now has a bye week thanks to finishing in the number one seed in the AFC, and they will be waiting to see who they will be playing in the divisional round of the playoffs. It will either be the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, or the Kansas City Chiefs, depending on the result of the wild card round.
As for the Jets, finishing with a 5-11 record, their season is now over. They haven't finished a season with a winning record since the 2015 season.
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