Week 6 a 'Logical Possibility' for Mac Jones to Return

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October 6

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (ankle) has a “logical possibility” to return in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns, per Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network.

Jones suffered a brutal high ankle sprain in Week 3’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens and, while he hasn’t officially been ruled out, is a long shot to play this Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer suffered a concussion early in their Week 4 matchup with the Green Bay Packers which thrust rookie third-stringer Bailey Zappe last week into the spotlight. Zappe looked solid, completing 10-of-15 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. It’s likely his job this week, but the possible return of Jones in Week 6 will certainly be welcomed by Patriots fans everywhere.

In 2022, Jones has completed 66 percent of his passes for 786 yards, two touchdowns, and five interceptions.

Detroit Lions vs. New England Patriots Odds

The New England Patriots are currently 3.5-point favorites against the Detroit Lions on Sunday with the total set at 45.5, per the FanDuel Sportsbook.

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