The New York Jets were underdogs coming into Foxborough to play against the New England Patriots. Instead they pushed the Patriots to overtime. It was not enough to overcome the Patriots and Tom Brady though as they fell 29-26 in Foxborough.
Aided by a pass interference call against Kyle Wilson and a big catch by Wes Welker the Patriots moved down the field. They would take a 29-26 over time lead following a 48 yard kick by Stephen Gostkowski.
Under new halftime rules the Jets were required to get a possession since the Patriots managed only a field goal on their possession.
The game ended when Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez fumbled the ball while being sacked by Jermaine Cunningham. The fumbled was forced by Rob Ninkovich who also recovered the ball.
The outcome was in doubt though as the Jets managed a comeback following the third quarter.
Trailing by ten entering the fourth the Jets were on the ropes. Dustin Keller caught a seven yard touchdown pass from Mark Sanchez. Later in the fourth the Jets managed a field goal to tie the game.
On the ensuing kick off Devin McCourty fumbled the ball giving the Jets prime field position. While the Jets could not move the ball forward and actually lost ten yards on third down. Nick Folk managed to connect on a 43 yard field goal. The Patriots then marched down the field and kicked a field goal of their own to force the game to overtime.
During the week the Jets floated the idea that Tim Tebow would see action at running back. Instead he saw only four carries.
The Patriots move to 4-3 on the season while the Jets drop a game back at 3-4.