Rob Ninkovich laid a big hit on Mark Sanchez, and then didn’t get up, clutching his knee in obvious pain. According to Ian Rapoport, trainers were performing ACL/MCL tests on the linebacker before he left the field.
The two sides have settled into something of a stalemate, with neither side able to mount any serious offense. Julian Edelman, in for the first time today, picked up a couple of nice 10+ yard gains, but other than that it’s been a battle of field position.
None of this bodes well for New England, who need to score relatively fast with just under 20 minutes left in the game.
It’s still 14-3, but time is running out on the Patriots’ season.