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Watch: Jakobi Meyers opens scoring for Patriots with toe-tapping touchdown against Bills

Jakobi Meyers now has six touchdown receptions on the year for New England.

New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (16) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Orchard Park.
(AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

After relinquishing a 96-yard kickoff return touchdown on the first play of an emotional game against the Bills, the Patriots showcased some mettle in a win-or-go-home contest on Sunday afternoon.

With New England in desperate need of a response, Mac Jones and the Patriots’ offense orchestrated a nine-play, 74-yard touchdown drive in the first quarter — culminating in a highlight-reel score by wide receiver Jakobi Meyers.

Staring at a 2nd-and-goal situation at Buffalo’s 2-yard line, Jones lofted up a ball toward Meyers off of a play-action sequence — with Meyers hauling in the offering over Buffalo cornerback Taron Johnson and managing to keep both feet inbounds.

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Meyers’s tip-toe snag — which was confirmed upon video review — stands as his sixth touchdown catch of the season. No other Patriots player has more than two touchdown receptions so far this year.

Check out Meyers’s impressive touchdown catch below.

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