New England Patriots defeat New York Jets, 19-10

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Of course they're never going to let us know their true feelings on the matter, but there was one teeny-weeny clue from the coach, who is normally loath to admit that any one game in the Big 16 is different than any other.

"I think this team was going to come in here and do what they did today, regardless of what anyone thinks," said Bill Belichick. "That's who they are."

Whoever they are, there's no denying what they are. They are undefeated....

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Stephen Gostkowski gave the New York Jets the boot yesterday, and it helped the Patriots in a big way.

The third-year kicker tied his career-high in the Patriots' 19-10 victory at Giants Stadium with a 4-for-4 performance, connecting from 21, 37, 28, and 27 yards, matching his effort from his rookie season when he made four field goals in a 40-7 win over the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium Dec. 17, 2006.

Gostkowski is now 5 for 5 this seaso...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Patriots had a message for those reveling in their Tom Brady-less state and they delivered it loud and clear with a 19-10 win over the New York Jets yesterday: Our starting quarterback may have gone down for the season, but we're not going down this season without a fight, whether we have Matt Cassel or Sam Cassell at quarterback.

The 78,554 at Giants Stadium had come to celebrate the Patriots' demise but instead they were witnesses to their ...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The fans weren't alone on this one. Even some of Matt Cassel's teammates were anxious to see how he would respond in his first NFL start.

"You have someone thrust into a tough position, trying to follow maybe the best leader to ever play the game, or at least one of the top leaders," Patriots fullback Heath Evans said. "Was he going to be quiet? Was he going to try to be like Tom Brady? Those were the things I was curious about how he was going t...