The New York Jets won another thriller on the right foot of Nick Folk on Sunday. This time, the Jets beat the division leader New England Patriots 30-27 in overtime. It was almost not to be after Folk missed the potential game winner from 56 yards
Yet, New England was called for unsportsmanlike conduct when Chris Jones pushed a teammate through the middle of the line for an attempted block.
The 15 yard penalty gave the Jets a new set of downs and new life on the game. Moments later, Folk hit the 42-yard field goal with room to spare.
With the score tied at seven, the Jets were driving on their second possession with relative ease. Then New England capitalized on one of his few mistakes all game. Logan Ryan intercepted the ball in the flat and took the turnover 79 yards for the Patriots’ first lead.
With the Patriots leading 21-10 early in the third, Tom Brady made a similar mistake when Antonio Allen returned an interception for a touchdown. Before Brady’s errant throw, he fumbled three times in a row. Brady was under immense pressure and the Jets defensive line was getting after him.
Though New England lost, you could see immediate the help that Rob Gronkowski brings to the Patriots. Gronkowski had 114 yards and eight receptions in his first game action. He almost had the game winning circus catch in regulation, but lost control at the last moment.
New England was forced to kick the game tying field goal a few plays later and both teams were headed to OT.
New England received the ball first, but after they were forced to punt, the Jets began their final drive.
Tom Brady was 22/46 passing for 228 yards. He didn’t have a touchdown pass.
Geno Smith was 17/33 passing for 233 yards with one touchdown pass and one rushing touchdown.
Chris Ivory had 34 carries for 104 yards.
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