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Mac Jones struggles in loss to Colts leaves Patriots QB situation unclear going into bye week

Patriots' quarterback Mac Jones faces tough questions after 10-6 loss to Colts. Backup Bailey Zappe played in the fourth quarter.

The New England Patriots suffered a tough 10-6 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, leaving quarterback Mac Jones with a lot of questions to consider on the flight back from Germany. With the team at 2-8 and two weeks until their next game, there's speculation about whether Jones will continue to start for the Patriots.

Jones was replaced by backup Bailey Zappe in the fourth quarter, and with the team's uncertain position, it could be time for some changes. Jones acknowledged that he needs to play better to earn the trust of his team and fans, and coach Bill Belichick expressed faith in all of the players.

Jones faced challenges throughout the game, being sacked five times in the first half and throwing a costly red zone interception in the fourth quarter. Despite driving the Patriots inside the red zone late in the game, Jones was intercepted, ultimately sealing the loss for the team.

Zappe, who has only played in blowout games this season, was given a chance to win the game for the Patriots but struggled and threw an interception to seal the result. Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew expressed sympathy for Zappe's tough situation in the final minutes of the game.

The Patriots have faced similar challenges in the past and will now look to emerge from their bye week as an improved team. Defensive lineman Deatrich Wise Jr. emphasized the need for unity and recharging during the bye week to come back stronger for the rest of the season.

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