The game was the typically testy affair between the two perennial playoff powers even before Patriots quarterback Mac Jones suffered a hit that caused him to leave the game screaming in pain. Jones reportedly suffered a high ankle sprain, but official results won’t be known until later Monday.
The former first-round pick finished the game with 22 completions for 321 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions on 32 passing attempts. He also weathered three sacks, including the one that ended his game.
After the game, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen insinuated that Mac was no victim due to something unspeakable he uttered to Queen during the contest.
Shoulda heard what he told me… https://t.co/NXs2rDgmoz
— 🦈 (@Patrickqueen_) September 25, 2022
The NFL world was quick to react, with most people speculating the comment was racial in nature:
Nobody is surprised pic.twitter.com/EGPSVlSrQi
— Respect Tua. (@miami_ry) September 25, 2022
“Nobody is surprised,” wrote on user.
That’s why he lost! God don’t like ugly
— Nicky (@NicoleW80211273) September 25, 2022
“That’s why he lost! God don’t like ugly,” another user wrote.
Guy was throwing a tantrum and hitting weak dances on fake 2 point conversions. Gonna be a long season for him
— Big B From OB (@Bwreckless) September 25, 2022
“Guy was throwing a tantrum and hitting weak dances on fake two-point conversions. [It’s] going to be a long season for him,” tweeted a user.
Bet he said the n word in typical boston fashion
— eduardo (@mookieplscook) September 25, 2022
“Bet he said the n word in typical Boston fashion,” speculated another user.
Not everyone agreed with Queen, though:
I always love the hint of an accusation of racism. Like say he said something or shut up
— Kyle Peterson (@KSUCATFAN37) September 25, 2022
“I always love the hint of an accusation of racism. Like he said something or shut up,” said Kyle Peterson.
The Ravens host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday while the Patriots travel to Wisconsin to face the Green Bay Packers. Jones, who has completed 64 of 97 attempts for 786 yards and two touchdowns with five interceptions this season, is officially listed as “doubtful.”
[Patrick Queen on Twitter; photo of Jones in an Aug. 19 preseason game from David Butler II/USA Today Sports]