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Jones starts for Patriots but quickly gives way to Zappe


Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots rookie Bailey Zappe replaced ineffective starter Mac Jones in the first half against the Chicago Bears and immediately led New England on two touchdown drives. Jones missed three games with a high ankle sprain but got his job back when he was healthy. He managed just two three-and-outs and an interception, and with the crowd chanting “Zappe! Zappe!” the backup came in with 12 minutes left in the second quarter. The Patriots scored on back-to-back possessions. The first came on a spinning, leaping catch from Jakobi Meyers. A 43-yard pass to DeVante Parker set up Rhamondre Stevenson’s 4-yard run that made it 14-10. Jones completed 3-of-6 passes for 13 yards.

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