BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for a career-high 136 yards and two touchdowns and the New England Patriots kick the New York Jets 30-21 with a vastly softened invulnerability Sunday.
Tom Brady had an additional clever game, completing twenty-four of 33 passes for 321 yards and a single touchdown as the Patriots scored at slightest thirty points for the 13th true regular-season game.
Meanwhile, New York’s Mark Sanchez had an additional difficult one, flitting for usually 166 yards opposite the group that entered with the NFL’s lowest-ranked defense. One week earlier, he threw for usually 111 yards in a 34-17 detriment at Baltimore.
In the final assembly in in between the Jets and Patriots, Sanchez outplayed Brady in New York’s 28-21 playoff win on Jan. 16, adding to the extreme adversary in in between the AFC East teams. But the throng was scarcely resigned via the initial half Sunday, maybe since of the muted fool around that enclosed 6 penalties by any team.
The Patriots (4-1) won their 19th true regular-season diversion at home. The Jets (2-3) mislaid their third true game.
New England never trailed, scoring the initial 10 points and heading 10-7 at halftime.
The Jets staged a quip after descending at the at the back of of 27-14, marching 85 yards to a 21-yard scoring pass from Sanchez to Santonio Holmes. Sanchez was 5 for 6 on the expostulate for 65 yards – more than 40 percent of his sum for the game.
But the Patriots came right back, land the round for 6:12 and scoring with 1:02 superfluous on Stephen Gostkowski’s 28-yard margin goal, his third of the game.
On the initial fool around of the third quarter, Brady and Wes Welker continuous for a 73-yard gain. Three plays later, a wide-open Deion Branch hold a 2-yard touchdown pass from Brady on the left side of the end zone.
The Jets struck right at the back of when Joe McKnight returned the kickoff 88 yards a single week after scoring on a 107-yard kickoff lapse in a 34-17 detriment at Baltimore. New York indispensable usually 3 plays to strech the end section on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Sanchez to Jeremy Kerley, slicing the lead to 17-14.
Green-Ellis, who had twenty-seven carries, afterwards scored his second 3-yard touchdown with 1:20 left in the third quarter, and Gostkowski combined a 24-yard margin idea with 12:57 to go in the game.
The Jets unsuccessful to get a initial down on their initial 4 possessions, punting on any one. But on their subsequent series, they hold the round for 7:54 and scored on Shonn Greene’s 3-yard run, the 13th fool around of a 78-yard drive, as they cut the lead to 10-7.
The Patriots got the round with 3:17 left in the half and had a second-and-10 on the Jets eleven with 9 seconds remaining. Brady threw the round to Aaron Hernandez at the idea line, though the parsimonious end deflected it and Antonio Cromartie hold it at the at the back of of him, returning the interception 42 yards as time ran out.
It was the initial regular-season red-zone interception Brady has thrown at home in his career.
New England had taken a 7-0 lead when Green-Ellis scored on a 3-yard run mid through the initial quarter.
It went to 10-0 on a 44-yard margin idea by Gostkowski with 11:15 left in the second quarter. The Jets appeared to have the Patriots stopped when Hernandez unsuccessful to locate Brady’s pass on third-and-5 at the Jets 39, though Kyle Wilson was called for bootleg contact, giving the Patriots a initial down.