New York Jets defeat New England Patriots, 16-9

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It’s the alternate universe.

It’s the new world order in the NFL.

You can talk trash about the Patriots and live to talk some more.

You can tug on Superman’s cape. And get away with it.

The New York Jets yesterday beat up the New England Patriots, 16-9. The big mouths played smashmouth. They forced Bill Belichick to fall on his whistle. Three times in his postgame eulogy, Belichick made reference to his team being “outcoached.’’

“It star...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - After all the trash talk and bulletin board chatter the Jets generated, it was silence that prevailed.

That sound you heard yesterday wasn’t the Jets trash-talking the Patriots into submission. It was them applying a gridiron gag-order to the Patriots’ offense.

The Jets backed up their brash talk and delivered an instant message to the Patriots yesterday at Giants Stadium with a suffocating 16-9 win, snapping New England’s eight-game road win ...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Randy Moss has had some big games at Giants Stadium/the Meadowlands since joining the Patriots. Yesterday, wasn’t among them.

Moss was held to four catches for 24 yards by the Jets, who covered him man-to-man with Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis, at least according to Revis, who said “it was man-to-man coverage every time.’’

“I just covered him,’’ said Revis, who intercepted a deep Tom Brady pass intended for Moss in the first quarter. “If ...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It didn’t matter that the Patriots’ offense hadn’t seemed right all day. When Tom Brady jogged onto the field with 1:48 remaining with one final chance to tie yesterday’s game against the Jets, all of New England was thinking the same thing: Get ready for overtime.

The obstacles didn’t matter: 90 yards, zero timeouts, no Wes Welker (inactive, knee injury). Brady had engineered 29 fourth-quarter comebacks during his career, including last week’s i...