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Best of Social Media: Week 12 Patriots vs Jets

Robert Alvarez
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5 years ago at 8:45 am ET
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Best of Social Media: Week 12 Patriots vs JetsBrad Penner - USA TODAY Sports

Heading into Sunday’s match up with the rival New York Jets at MetLife stadium for the first time in 2016, the New England Patriots were seeking to clinch their 16th consecutive season above .500 with a win.

During pregame warm ups, many media members noted the light attendance by Jets fans and the fair amount of Patriots Nation making the trip.

With the game underway, the Patriots struggled early against the Jets defense and found themselves in an early 10-0 hole heading into the second quarter.

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While nothing came of the play, fans were also treated to this near-heart attack moment when Brady became a blocker for LeGarrette Blount.

Following a Stephen Gostkowski 28 yard field goal to put the Patriots on the board, rookie Malcolm Mitchell found the end zone for the second consecutive week to tie the game at 10 but not before Tom Brady went over 60,000 passing yards during the drive.

The Patriots had an opportunity to take the lead before halftime but Stephen Gostkowski’s season long struggles continued with another miss, this time from 39 yards.

Late in the third quarter, Gostkowski would bounce back by making a 29 yarder to give the Patriots their first lead of the game at 13-10.

It wouldn’t last long after Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick found receiver Quincy Enunwa in what was later called the “Butt Touchdown”.

Hitting the 10 minute mark in the fourth quarter the Patriots again found themselves trailing at 17-13 before Gostkowski nailed a 41 yarder to cut the deficit to one at 17-16.

With the Jets unable to add to their lead, the Patriots got the ball back with 5:04 to go in the game still down only a point, and Tom Brady did what he does best, by engineering yet another late game comeback by throwing six passes including a deep ball to Chris Hogan for 25.

The drive setup rookie Malcolm Mitchell for this second touchdown pass of the game.

The Patriots were unable to convert the two point conversion attempt after a review saw James White unable to cross the white line with the ball. It would be up to the Patriots defense to win the game leading by five at 22-17 with 2 minutes to go.

Enter Chris Long.

The Patriots would take over and run out the clock on their ninth victory of the season moving to 9-2 and the jumped back into the top seed in the AFC Courtesy of another win over a conference opponent.

The win had historical implications for both Tom Brady and the Patriots franchise, Brady alone accounts for nearly 40% of the teams total wins.

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Posted Under: Patriots Commentary
Tags: Chris Long Dion Lewis James White Julian Edelman LeGarrette Blount Malcolm Mitchell Stephen Gostkowski Tom Brady Vincent Valentine


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