Antonio Allen returned an interception 23 yards on the first possession of the second half to cut New England’s lead to 21-17. Allen has had a strong game in coverage against Rob Gronkowski all day and his pick came on a throw to the returning tight end.
The Jets defense then forced a pair of three and outs, including a sack of Brady by Damon Harrison and a hit by Dawan Landry to break up another throw to Gronkowski. The Jets got good field position after the second and Geno Smith turned it into a touchdown with a pair of brilliant runs through the Patriots defense.
The first ended with Smith reaching just far enough for a first down on third-and-14 and then sprinted eight yards to give the Jets a 24-21 lead.