Rob Ryan couldn’t stop Tom Brady from getting a touchdown at the end of the fourth quarter last week, but his twin brother got the job done this week.
The Patriots kicked a 44-yard field goal to tie the game at 27 with 16 seconds to play to send the game to overtime. The Patriots got the ball with 2:10 to play on their own 8-yard line and drove the ball well before stalling after three incompletions. Rob Gronkowski nearly made a remarkable one-handed catch on one of those throws, but couldn’t reel it in and the Jets defense gave Geno Smith a chance to live another day.
The Jets grabbed a 27-21 lead in the third quarter behind an overwhelming defensive performance and two sparkling runs by Smith. Brady has had a rough day, but was able to move the Pats, who are 1-of-11 on third downs, for two field goals in the fourth to finally get the team on the board in the second half.
That means extra football on what’s been an exciting afternoon in New Jersey.