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Jets and Patriots head to overtime

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The Jets didn’t need Shonn Greene to make up the rest of their fourth quarter deficit in New England.

The Jets defense held the Patriots to a three-and-out to get the ball back following Dustin Keller’s touchdown and then drove for a game-tying Nick Folk 43-yard field goal with a little more than two minutes to play. Devin McCourty, who had a kickoff return for a touchdown earlier in the day, fumbled the ensuing kickoff and the Jets recovered deep in Pats territory. Two runs gained little and the Jets chose to have Mark Sanchez roll out for a pass on third down, a decision that resulted in a sack by Dont’a Hightower and another 43-yard field goal for Folk.

That left Tom Brady with 1:37 to work with to get the Patriots back down the field and that’s just what he did. A couple of throws to Rob Gronkowski and a completion to Danny Woodhead set up Stephen Gostkowski for a 43-yarder of his own to tie the game at 26.

And that means we’re headed to an overtime that few people saw coming in Week Seven.

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8 Responses to “Jets and Patriots head to overtime”
  1. heathater4lifeson says: Oct 21, 2012 7:37 PM

    J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!

  2. frankiefiveangels says: Oct 21, 2012 7:39 PM

    Are any other Patriots fans starting to hear “I got you babe” playing in the background like Bill Murray did in Groundhog Day? I hope I’m wrong.

  3. jtchernak says: Oct 21, 2012 7:55 PM

    Well as a patriots fan that was horrible we need a better secondary our front 7 is great and the offense has been ok but god mccourty is a good corner that makes huge mistakes and overshadow how good he is

  4. dkrauss93 says: Oct 21, 2012 8:04 PM

    Refs made the worst call I’ve ever seen. A pass interference on Kyle Wilson on 3rd and 9 and there was a ref 5 yrds away and he doesn’t call it but the ref 25 yards away who can only see the back of the jerseys calls it… Overall it was a good game and nothing can be done, but I’d love to see the Jets at 4-3 and 3-0 in division.

  5. j0esixpack says: Oct 21, 2012 8:04 PM

    Nice to see Brady prove the naysayers wrong and show that he can still produce and get the team into scoring position when he needs to

  6. richwizl says: Oct 21, 2012 8:09 PM

    Helluva game today; both teams were good, both teams made mistakes. Could have gone either way. Hats off to Jets; they really came to play.

  7. doublezero74 says: Oct 21, 2012 8:17 PM

    Jets surprised me with how competitive they were. Pats pulled it out but barely. That secondary isn’t good but the pats continue to not get consistent pressure on QB. Sanchez had a season high passing and it’s because he got so much time back there. Got to clean that up or the pats ain’t getting out of first round

  8. luckyd8402 says: Oct 22, 2012 1:07 AM

    Just something I have noticed. If Rex Ryan would get his team as motivated and prepared each week as he does when they play the Patriots, they might actually start winning enough games to keep up with them in that division. Talented team, lack of consistency in coaching and talent. Kind of reminds me of the other team employing a Ryan brother.

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