Patriots, Jets, playing for AFC East lead

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The Patriots were the beneficiaries of one of the most controversial replay rulings in recent memory. He wanted a game-like tempo to the practices and it seemed to work on the Jets' first drive.

The Jets forced another New England punt and had a chance to tie the game, but McCown's fourth-down pass fell incomplete with 12 seconds left. They held a 14-0 lead in the first half and pulled to within a touchdown of the Patriots in the fourth quarter.

His second touchdown went to Jeremy Kerley on a beautifully thrown pass over Malcolm Butler. Brady hit wide receiver Brandin Cooks with a flawless pass down the sideline and over Morris Claiborne for a 42-yard gain. There's still plenty of time left for the Patriots to win the game, but let's acknowledge the Jets' rare accomplishment, because what's happening in the first half on Sunday nearly never happens. They took over at their own 27 after a Patriots punt and a costly penalty on Jets cornerback Xavier Coleman on the punt return. What at first glance looked like a strong touchdown by Austin Seferian-Jenkins was ruled to be a fumble.

Instead, Brady drove the Patriots down the field for a touchdown.


Brady has 1,702 yards and 11 touchdowns against a lone interception to complement his 112.0 rating on the season. As was the case most the day, the Jets contained Brady.

The New York Jets (3-2) are riding in three-game winning streak.

New England extended the lead to 21-14 on the first drive of the third quarter. They came within a few plays of pulling off the upset, but isn't that always the case against the Patriots? Gronkowski beat Adams, who laid out to get the ball and missed. Had it stood, it would've narrowed New England's lead to a field goal (had the extra point been converted).

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