After one half of football today, you'd be forgiven if you thought the opposite was true as the Jets now hold a 14-7 lead over the defending Super Bowl champs, holding Pats quarterback Tom Brady to under 100 yards passing while also picking him off once. For a call that was ruled a touchdown on the field, there was very little to make that call.
Best timing: Dont'a Hightower and Kyle Van Noy each took down McCown late in the fourth quarter to help salt away the win on the Jets' final drive. Additionally, the officials ruled the Seferian-Jenkins lost control of the ball in the enzone, meaning that the ball goes to the Patriots.
Worst two-fer: Pats defensive linemen Alan Branch and Malcom Brown were both guilty of defensive holding penalties on a fourth quarter drive that almost resulted in a Jets touchdown.
The frustrations didn't last long, and before you knew it, the Pats had tied the game up going into the half.
The touchdown machine was back in full force in New England's come-from-behind win over the Jets. Josh McCown completed 23 of 30 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns against an interception. McCown ran out of magic, and his pass fell incomplete to end the game.
Malcolm Butler and Duron Harmon rip the ball from Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
The game swung in the second quarter. Then Brady started being Brady, connecting with Gronkowski for two touchdowns.
On the ground, Dion Lewis rushed for 53 yards in seven carries while Mike Gillislee added 52 yards in 12 attempts.
Skrine intercepted Brady with 3:13 left in the half, but the Jets could not convert it to points.
The New York Jets (3-2) are riding in three-game winning streak.
Brady has 1,702 yards and 11 touchdowns against a lone interception to complement his 112.0 rating on the season.
New England extended the lead to 21-14 on the first drive of the third quarter. If the Patriots aren't leading the National Football League in giving up big plays, they have to be close. Brady connected with Gronkowski again, this time a 33-yard touchdown.