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Mac Jones: Sideline frustration 'just emotion coming out'

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New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones said he let his emotions get the best of him during his outburst in Thursday's 24-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

A viral clip appears to show Jones yelling toward the sideline to throw the ball more. He explained postgame that he was asking the team to work the vertical passing game.

"(I) let my emotions get to me, but we're playing from behind," Jones told reporters. "What I said was about throwing it deeper in the short game. I got to execute that part better. But it's the short game we kept going to, which is working. But I felt like we needed chunk plays."

He added: "I shouted that out to get everyone going. That's emotional. That's football. I'm passionate about this game. Obviously, you don't want to let your emotions get the best of you. … It wasn't directed at anybody. Just emotion coming out, and we needed a spark."

Jones averaged just 5.4 yards per throw in the defeat to Buffalo. He finished the night with 195 passing yards for one touchdown.

The loss was the Patriots' second straight defeat and drops them to 6-6.

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