New York Jets defeat New England Patriots, 34-31
FOXBOROUGH - It was three games woven into one.
There was the Jets jumping out to a 24-6 lead with five minutes left in the second quarter. There was the Patriots charging back to make it 24-all with 10:16 left in the fourth quarter.
Then there was what unfolded from that point, which turned out to be a clinic in what Patriots coach Bill Belichick preaches and what Jets coach Eric Mangini - who learned under Belichick - now teaches.
It was situational football at ...
FOXBOROUGH - Sometimes things happen on a football field that leave you confused and speechless.
Forget the 34-yard Jay Feely field goal that won this tremendously entertaining game. The question to ask is how was Dustin Keller left completely, totally, and utterly alone on third and 15 from the Jets' 15 when a stop would have put the Patriots in a great position to win the game?
How? How? How?
So, after all the talk and all the buildup to this gam...
FOXBOROUGH - Healthy running backs have been a rarity for the Patriots this season, but last night the Patriots finally got a runner back in the running, as Sammy Morris suited up for the first time since Oct. 20.
Morris missed the last three games because of a knee injury, but entered last night's game against the New York Jets as the Patriots' leading rusher with 307 yards on 69 carries and four rushing touchdowns.
Morris practiced Tuesday and Wednesday on a limite...
FOXBOROUGH - The Patriots and Jets finally played a game in which the most gripping drama was not the postgame handshake between the head coaches. A rivalry that has often been overwrought with hype and manufactured drama didn't need them last night.
But instead of a memorable comeback win, the Patriots ended up with a stinging 34-31 overtime loss when Jay Feely hit a 34-yard field goal with 7:10 left in overtime that snapped the Patriots' four-game winning streak again...