• Patriots defense grounds Jets, four players score TDs

    By: David Souza


    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - For the third straight week, the New England Patriots cruised to a win, this time downing the New York Jets, 30-14, at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon. 

    Tom Brady threw for 306 yards on 28 of 42 passing and a pair of touchdown passes - one to Julian Edelman and another to Phillip Dorsett. Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead also ran in scores in the double-digit win. 

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    The Patriots defense again held strong, shutting out the opposition's offense for the second consecutive game. The lone scores for the Jets on special teams and defense. 

    At the tail end of the third quarter, a fumble on a New England punt return was recovered in the end zone by New York's Arthur Maulet. In the last half of the fourth quarter, Jamal Adams returned a Jarrett Stidham interception to the end zone to round out the scoring for New York. 

    In total, the Patriots have allowed just three points on defense this season.

    Devin McCourty hauled in his second interception of the season in the third quarter, picking off New York's Luke Falk (12/22, 98 yards). 

    Wide receiver Julian Edelman was hobbled at the end of the first half with a chest injury. He was listed as questionable to return at the beginning of the second half and did not return to the game. 

    Stidham replaced Brady with a little less than nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The rookie went 2-for-3 with 14 yards and an interception that was returned for a touchdown. Brady returned to the contest after Stidham's interception. 

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