for the first four games of the 2019 NFL season. The league announced the expected suspension of the Jets tight end stemming from a 2018 DUI arrest...." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesGang Green Nation homepageHorizontal - WhiteGang Green Nationa New York Jets communityFollow Gang Green Nation online:Follow Gang Green Nation on TwitterFollow Gang Green Nation on FacebookFollow Gang Green Nation on InstagramLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchGang Green Nation main menuFanpostsFanshotsJetsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Jets StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Jets NewsYahoo Jets Team PageYahoo Jets ReportYahoo Jets Depth ChartYahoo Jets TransactionsYahoo Jets PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Chris Herndon suspended four gamesNew Brandon Shell Jerseys 2019 ,57commentsEDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Chris Herndon suspended four gamesTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Steven Ryan/Getty ImagesThe Jets will be without tight end Chris Herndon for the first four games of the 2019 NFL season. The league announced the expected suspension of the Jets tight end stemming from a 2018 DUI arrest.On the field it figures to be a significant loss for the Jets to be without their starting tight end for the first quarter of the season. Herndon’s rookie production was one of the few pleasant surprises of 2018. The team is looking for him to take the next step in 2019.On paper there isn’t much depth for the Jets at the tight end position. Daniel Brown and Trevon Wesco might be among the players to see their snaps increase during Herndon’s absence. Any Herndon replacement is likely to be a big downgrade.This puts Herndon out of the opener against the Bills and big early season tests against the Browns, Patriots, and Eagles. Herndon’s season debut is slated to be Week 6 against the Cowboys. Tom Brady set the tone and the New England Patriots' blitz-happy defense took over from there.Bill Belichick's bunch is still undefeated after another absolutely dominant performance.Brady threw a TD pass to Phillip Dorsett, Sony Michel ran for three scores and New England forced Sam Darnold into five turnovers while cruising to a 33-0 victory over the New York Jets on Monday night."We were able to make some plays early in the game," Belichick said, "and play pretty solid for 60 minutes."The Patriots improved to 7-0 for the third time in franchise history, and first since 2015. They also swept the two-game season series against their AFC East rivals for the fourth straight year, outscoring the Jets (1-5) 63-14 in the two meetings this year.And, the top-ranked Patriots defense was a big reason in this one."They're just playing great football," Brady said. "They cover the rush. They stop the run. Make critical plays. It's awesome to watch."Darnold was the AFC offensive player of the week after leading New York to a 24-22 win over Dallas last Sunday in his return from missing three games with mononucleosis.He was miserable against New England White Eric Tomlinson Jerseys , finishing 11 of 32 for 86 yards and a 3.6 quarterback rating. ESPN had Darnold wear a microphone during the game, and he was caught on the sideline saying, "I'm seeing ghosts" at one point."It was a rough night out there," Darnold said. "And obviously, I've got to be better and learn from the mistakes, but we will get better."Belichick blitzed Darnold often, giving the second-year quarterback little time and forcing him into bad — and often ugly — throws. Devin McCourty, Duron Harmon, Stephon Gilmore and Terrence Brooks all had interceptions. Darnold also lost a fumble on a sack, and later knocked an errant snap out of the back of the end zone for a safety."I don't know Eric Tomlinson Jerseys 2019 , man," a smiling McCourty said when asked if there were "ghosts" on the field. "We were just locked in tonight as a defensive unit. When you get a lot of time to prepare for a game, you start going over everything over and over again. I think it showed for us tonight as a defensive unit."Brady was 31 of 45 for 249 yards with a TD and an interception before leaving with 2:55 left to chants of "Brady! Brady!" from the Patriots fans who stayed until the end at MetLife Stadium.They watched New England take total control from the beginning.Michel's 3-yard touchdown run capped an efficient drive by Brady to open the game. The Patriots went 16 plays and 78 yards while eating up 8:47, and converted four third downs along the way. The last came on third-and-2 when Brady pitched it to Michel, who easily zipped into the end zone."Our guys were ready to go today," Belichick said. "We got off to a good start. That was a great opening drive. It took up most of the first quarter."New England made it 10-0 a few minutes later after McCourty intercepted Darnold's first pass of the game, coming on the Jets' second play from scrimmage. New England turned the turnover into a 34-yard field goal by Mike Nugent.After the Jets went three-and-out, Brady went back to work. On fourth-and-6 from the 35, Belichick opted to leave the offense on the field instead of having Nugent try for a 53-yard field goal.And, it paid off.Brady connected with Ben Watson for 7 yards to extend the drive. After a 2-yard run by Michel White Darryl Roberts Jerseys , Brady threw a perfectly placed ball to Dorsett, who caught the pass over Trumaine Johnson in the end zone for a 26-yard touchdown."We had good balance," Brady said.New England took advantage of another turnover by Darnold on the Jets' next drive when John Simon popped the ball out of the quarterback's hand for a strip-sack and Kyle Van Noy recovered. The Patriots linebacker ran 39 yards for what was initially called a touchdown, but officials then ruled he was down.Four plays later, it appeared James White had a 4-yard touchdown run, but it was wiped out by an illegal block in the back penalty on Julian Edelman. Brady's pass to Jakobi Meyers fell incomplete on third-and-goal from the 3, but Brian Poole was called for defensive holding. Michel ran it in from the 1 three plays later to make it 24-0 with 9:18 left in the first half.Darnold's third turnover came on the Jets' next possession when his throw to the end zone was intercepted by Harmon. Gilmore picked off Darnold on New York's opening drive of the second half.It only went downhill from there on the Jets' next possession when Ryan Kalil's snap sailed over Darnold's head and he knocked it out of the back of the end zone for a safety.Michel added a 1-yard TD run with 12:32 left to cap the scoring."Obviously, that was brutal," Jets coach Adam Gase said. "We couldn't do anything right. All three phases, we were bad. It was just a bad performance."CENTER OF ATTENTIONKalil injured his right elbow late in the second quarter and was replaced by Jonotthan Harrison. Kalil returned to open the second half with a sleeve over his elbow Darryl Roberts Jerseys 2019 , but again left after his wayward snap.STATSIt was New England's second shutout this season after winning 43-0 at Miami in Week 2. ... The Patriots dominated the opening quarter, outgaining the Jets 141 yards to 14 while holding the ball for 12:34 compared to just 2:26 for New York. ... Brady's 29 regular-season wins vs. the Jets are his second-most against any opponent, with only his 31 against Buffalo more.MAWAE HONOREDFormer Jets center Kevin Mawae received his key from the Pro Football Hall of Fame during a halftime ceremony. Mawae, who played for New York from 1998-2005, was inducted in August.UP NEXTPatriots: host Cleveland next Sunday.Jets: at Jacksonville next Sunday.