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How much credit does Mac Jones deserve for Patriots’ streak? A lot, actually.

The New England Patriots might be just the second seed in the AFC after the Baltimore Ravens held onto the top spot with a victory Sunday night, but make no mistake: the best team in football right now plays in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

The Patriots’ 36-13 whupping of the Tennessee Titans on Sunday was yet another masterclass of complementary football, from the four turnovers forced by the defense to the resilient rushing attack that closed out the game after a slow start.

But New England’s Week 12 win also signified something we haven’t seen much of during this stretch of dominance: an opposing team forced the Patriots to play through rookie quarterback Mac Jones.