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.