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Pats keep humming with 49-19 win over Jets

Stevan Ridley AP

When the Patriots lost to the Seahawks in Week Six, they were 3-3 and hearing questions about whether they would be able to mount a challenge for the AFC crown once again this season.

They’ve played five games since then and won them all. With Thursday’s 49-19 humiliation of the Jets in the books, the Patriots have now scored 219 points in those five games. That’s a shade under 44 points per game, a total that’s going to win you a lot more games than it loses in any season. They are also 8-3 and they at least maintain a three game lead in the AFC East when Week 12 comes to an end.

We covered the essential moments of this game in the first half, but in case you missed it: The Patriots scored 21 points in 52 seconds of the second quarter, part of a 35- point scoring binge that came thanks to four Jets turnovers and three Tom Brady touchdown passes. New England only had possession of the ball for 2:14 of that quarter, making it all the more clear just how much the Jets’ inability to hold onto the ball wound up costing them in this game.

Brady added a rushing touchdown in the second half and threw for 323 yards on 18-of-28 passing for the evening. Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen combined for 137 rushing yards and Vereen also had an 83 yard touchdown catch as part of a Thanksgiving evening that was much easier than trying to keep Aunt Susan away from the third glass of wine that opens up the vault of family secrets.

On the other side of the ball are the Jets, whose season has resumed the tailspin that was briefly halted in St. Louis last Sunday. The 10 days before their next game are going to be filled with the quarterback questions (Tim Tebow didn’t play at all on Thursday), circus allusions and speculation about the futures of coaches and executives that have practically become sport in New York this year. With five losses by at least 17 points this season, they deserve each and every one of them.

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36 Responses to “Pats keep humming with 49-19 win over Jets”
  1. edelmanfanclub says: Nov 22, 2012 11:50 PM

    49-19 > 45-3

    Jets suck.

  2. CKL says: Nov 22, 2012 11:50 PM

    TB wasn’t even that sharp. The O wasn’t that great in this game. The defense & ST won the game. Man that’s nice. Around Thanksgiving is when BB teams usually start becoming the team they will be in Jan. So far so good.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 22, 2012 11:54 PM

    Good job leaving the Redskins for that cesspool, LaRon Landry. Ha.

  4. blackandbluedivision says: Nov 22, 2012 11:54 PM

    Owned

  5. Gordon says: Nov 22, 2012 11:55 PM

    I could watch the replay of Sanchez running into the o-lineman’s rear end all day long. It never stops being funny.

  6. blackandbluedivision says: Nov 22, 2012 11:55 PM

    Any word on the crowd celebrating when Sanchez came up limping late in the fourth? Followed by the “Tebow” chants.

    Stay Classy NY.

  7. bobhk says: Nov 22, 2012 11:55 PM

    Coincidentally, the last good defense they faced (Seahawks) they were manhandling of Yets. One good team they beat up was Indy.

  8. patsfan22 says: Nov 22, 2012 11:56 PM

    Better than the 45-3 game, it’s like Thankgiving and Christmas all rolled into one, thank you Mark Sanchez and New York Jets!

  9. thecashcartel says: Nov 22, 2012 11:57 PM

    Perfect way to end a great turkey day of football. Watching Rex try to defend himself right now is priceless.

    This loss should end the Rex/Mr T/Sanchez era for good. Legit think they go 4-12 now.

  10. bobhk says: Nov 22, 2012 11:57 PM

    Coincidentally, the last good defense they faced (Seattle) they had trouble. It’s not too impressive to beat up on the Yets. They do have a good offense but in playoffs it’s different.

  11. bcfalcon says: Nov 22, 2012 11:57 PM

    This was one of the funniest things i have ever seen on thanksgiving. Thank You!

  12. lostsok says: Nov 22, 2012 11:58 PM

    I’m not sure what was worse: the Jets…or Lenny Kravitz god-awful halftime performance.

    Nah…not even close. The Jets were the biggest turkey in America today. Totally waste of the night game to even include them.

  13. boblavoie says: Nov 23, 2012 12:03 AM

    Keep in mind – three losses by a total of what, four points and in games that were refereed by Pop Warner refs? Patriots should be 10 and 1.

    Just another thing to be grateful for today – not being a fan of a team like the Jets but being a fan of NE.

  14. j0esixpack says: Nov 23, 2012 12:05 AM

    It wasn’t as close as the score implies.

  15. drewj7 says: Nov 23, 2012 12:07 AM

    I’m a Jets fan and I could just not help but laugh at this mess. haha

  16. natefalkirk says: Nov 23, 2012 12:11 AM

    I remember when Pete Carroll said Sanchez shouldn’t leave USC for the NFL. At the time I thought he was just upset about losing his QB, not that Sanchez wasn’t ready.

    Now I realize he may have been right.

    Great win for Pats. I’m still concerned about our D, though……..

    P.S. That was some BS in the Detriot/Texans game….if the replacement refs were still in, they’d be crucified for allowing that TD.

  17. gingerkidboston2012 says: Nov 23, 2012 12:16 AM

    It would be impressive but it’s the Jets.

  18. bobzilla1001 says: Nov 23, 2012 12:20 AM

    What a god-awful division in which the Patriots play. Absolutely pathetic.

  19. db105 says: Nov 23, 2012 12:23 AM

    Are the Pats that good or are the Jets that bad?

  20. ravenmuscle says: Nov 23, 2012 12:33 AM

    Soooo glad the Ravens didn’t hire that bag of air in Baltimore.

    New Yawk deserves KING REX.
    Don’t forget the Ravens beat the Triots 31 to 30 in ole Balmer and Bilicheck got fined for grabbing the ref….we have the tie break over them if it comes down to that.

  21. iknowzeroaboutsports says: Nov 23, 2012 12:35 AM

    We must have replayed 6 or 7 times in slo-mo Sanchez smacking into Brandon Moore’s ass. Hahahaha. Happy Thanksgiving.

  22. txbearmeat says: Nov 23, 2012 12:35 AM

    Watching this football game tonight reminds me why I dislike the Patriots so much. Bill Belichick and his crew are classless.

    Up 35-12 in the 4th Q. Running Reverses. Having Welker return punts. Brady QB sneaking for 1st downs and into the end zone. Every starter still in the game. And this is FAR from the 1st time they’ve pulled this crap.

    I don’t say this happily, but if the Pats lose an important player to injury in garbage time, they’d deserve it.

  23. mazblast says: Nov 23, 2012 12:50 AM

    Brady was still in the game with a 30-plus point lead late in the 4th quarter. It must be absolute hell to be his backup, knowing you’ll never see the field unless someone takes a shot at Mr. Bundchen’s knees–which may happen if Belichick keeps running up the score.

  24. anarchopurplism says: Nov 23, 2012 2:47 AM

    I sincerely Mike Greenberg doesn’t try to kill 1/2 a week on his show talking about how his beta-personality has to deal with this epic Jets drubbing.

    Stop talking about the Jets. They suck and their storylines are not that interesting.

    There are so many teams that will make the playoffs or have a good chance that are fun to hear about.

    This year it’s almost like Greeny forgot Mike and Mike was broadcast nationwide on TV and Radio.

  25. monropoobah says: Nov 23, 2012 4:09 AM

    oof

  26. crybabyrivers says: Nov 23, 2012 7:47 AM

    The New York Raiders. The way this team loses.

  27. mrznyc says: Nov 23, 2012 8:21 AM

    Painful

  28. EJ says: Nov 23, 2012 8:24 AM

    The outcome of the game went as expected. The Patriots are on their good luck streak until the Superbowl comes. The Jets are in a tailspin that they won’t pull out of until its too late to matter.
    The rest of the East, barring a win out is pretty much done too. Buffalo would have to win out and will depend on help from others to get a wild card shot. Miami would have to have the same results as Buffalo, again with luck in order to catch a wild card. The AFC East went the same direction as usual, Patriots on top, with NY, Buffalo and Miami trailing afar in no particular order. Repeat, repeat, repeat, doesn’t look as if it will change any time soon either.

  29. ironmike778 says: Nov 23, 2012 8:45 AM

    Enjoyed every second of that. Bummed they couldn’t get to 60!

  30. flash1283 says: Nov 23, 2012 9:29 AM

    The outcome of the game went as expected. The Patriots are on their good luck streak until the Superbowl comes. The Jets are in a tailspin that they won’t pull out of until its too late to matter.
    The rest of the East, barring a win out is pretty much done too. Buffalo would have to win out and will depend on help from others to get a wild card shot. Miami would have to have the same results as Buffalo, again with luck in order to catch a wild card. The AFC East went the same direction as usual, Patriots on top, with NY, Buffalo and Miami trailing afar in no particular order. Repeat, repeat, repeat, doesn’t look as if it will change any time soon either.

    —-
    You haters are such a JOKE! Now it’s “the Patriots are are there good luck streak until the Super Bowl”

    When last year it was “oh they will go 1 and done again” because that was the norm according to the haters even though it only happened 2 times in 11 years.

    It’s not “good luck” they win because they are good.

  31. westclaims says: Nov 23, 2012 9:30 AM

    I note the loss to Seattle is mentioned. Why not mention that the Cardinals beat the Patriots at home? Oh that’s right, that happened when the regular officials were still out. Hmmmm……..

  32. richwizl says: Nov 23, 2012 9:33 AM

    Obviously, fumbles and interceptions killed The Jets. I give them credit for acting professionally and for playing a much better second half. There were some tremendously hard hits in this game, for sure. Both teams could be a bit beat-up after this donneybrook. Don’t laugh at the Jets too much; your team could be the next sheep that gets led to slaughter. Fear The Pats!

  33. joeinbuffalo says: Nov 23, 2012 10:00 AM

    I must admit I didn’t watch the game, but I would guess the Pats got the benefit of a questionable call

  34. capecotton says: Nov 23, 2012 11:25 AM

    Watching this football game tonight reminds me why I dislike the Patriots so much. Bill Belichick and his crew are classless.

    Up 35-12 in the 4th Q. Running Reverses. Having Welker return punts. Brady QB sneaking for 1st downs and into the end zone. Every starter still in the game. And this is FAR from the 1st time they’ve pulled this crap.

    I don’t say this happily, but if the Pats lose an important player to injury in garbage time, they’d deserve it.

    ———————————————————-

    That’s what happens when MEN play football, lot little boys. I know you hate the Patriots because they won’t make the game more easy for their poorly-coached and ill-prepared opponents. But this isn’t some children’s birthday game.

    It’s called 60 minutes of football. Injuries are going to happen anyway. What time do you designate to stop playing to win? 30 points? Three quarters? Is there a mercy rule you want to create? What and when is the arbitrary time that you stop coaching your team to play their asses off?

    I’m glad the Patriots play mentally tough football. Part of that is staying focused and giving 100% for 60 minutes. I don’t expect haters to understand that, but part of the reason this team wins the close ones is because of the mental attitute they take EVERY sunday, the close ones (they are always focused), the ones they lose (when was the last time the Pats got blown out? They don’t – because they don’t give up – mental toughness), and the games the win big.

    Again, I don’t expect those who seem to want the pussification of the NFL to include some unwritten mercy rule to understand.

    Patriots starters do get injured… including potential Hall of Famers like Mankins and Gronk and they still win. Doesn’t that tell you anything?

    Mental Toughness. Play 60.

  35. capecotton says: Nov 23, 2012 11:27 AM

    Oh, and I’m glad to know that now “running reverses” and having your smartest return man fair catch punts is now part of classlessly running up the score.

    HAHA.

  36. iknowzeroaboutsports says: Nov 23, 2012 2:20 PM

    Belichick has no business pulling Brady until the opponent pulls their starting QB. When your opponent capitulates, that’s when you take your foot off the gas.

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