New England 49, N.Y. Jets 19

Thursday, November 22, 2012 8:20 PM
WHEN: 8:20 PM EST, Thursday, November 22, 2012
WHERE: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TEMPERATURE: 46°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Mike Carey
ATTENDANCE: 79088

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
New England 0 35 0 14 49
N.Y. Jets 0 3 9 7 19

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New England 8-3 4-1 4-2 W5
N.Y. Jets 4-7 2-4 2-3 L1

Recap


Patriots 49, Jets 19: Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes and ran for another and New England scored three touchdowns in 52 seconds to hammer host New York in a battle of AFC East rivals.

New England's lightning-quick burst came in the second quarter, when the Patriots (8-3) scored five touchdowns en route to their fifth straight victory and coach Bill Belichick's 200th career victory. The Jets (4-7) turned the ball over five times and absorbed a crucial blow to their fading playoff hopes.

After a fumble by New York’s Shonn Greene, Brady connected with Shane Vereen on an 83-yard catch-and-run touchdown pass to make it 14-0.

Two plays later, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez collided with his own lineman, fumbled the ball and Steve Gregory scooped it up and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown. On the ensuing kickoff, Julian Edelman snared a fumble in the air and returned it 22 yards, putting the Patriots in complete control with a 28-0 lead.

The Patriots played without tight end Rob Gronkowski, who underwent surgery on a broken forearm earlier in the week, but hardly missed him. Brady finished 18-of-28 for 323 yards, including scoring passes to Wes Welker and Julian Edelman, who later left the game with a head injury.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gregory picked off a Sanchez pass in the first quarter marking the 22nd straight game the Patriots have had a takeaway, the best active streak in the NFL. … New England capped a season sweep of the Jets. … Sanchez was 26-for-36 passing for 301 yards, including a short touchdown pass to Dustin Keller in the fourth quarter. … The Patriots have scored 108 points in its last two games, the third-highest mark in NFL history.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
New England   N.Y. Jets
Stevan Ridley Player Shonn Greene
21 Attempts 14
97 Yards 71
4.6 Avg Yards 5.1
1 Touchdowns 0
9 Long 15
Receiving
New England   N.Y. Jets
Shane Vereen Player Jeremy Kerley
2 Receptions 7
91 Yards 86
45.5 Avg Yards 12.3
1 Touchdowns 0
83 Long 36

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
New England 475 152 323 7 0 1 2.0 4
N.Y. Jets 405 119 286 2 1 0 0.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • N.Y. Jets will play their next game at home against Arizona . The Jets have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • New England will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Patriots have a W/L % of .727 after a win and .727 after a loss.