Tom Brady (12) of the New England Patriots celebrates after a play against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 13, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Patriots 37, Jets 16: New England Takes Control of AFC East

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Joe Namath Tweets Up A Storm During Jets' Loss

Following Joe Namath on Twitter during New York Jets games might be more fun than watching the games themselves. Especially when the Jets lose, like they did Sunday night against the New England Patriots, 37-16.

Namath, of course, remains passionate about the Jets and is never shy about criticizing the team or head coach Rex Ryan.

He was in good form Sunday night. These were some of his best salvos of the evening:

“If we lose tonight I quit.” Which was followed by “I only quit smoking, dipping and drinking. I’ll never quit on the Jets.”

“Ya the refs bleeding. Who cares.”

“Hey, we’re NOT out of this! 2 TDs down, a quarter and 4+ min to play. JETS NEED TO PLAY BETTER. Plenty of time!”

Finally, before signing off after the game Namath took a shot at the Jets defense.

“The Jet defense looked confused. Were they getting the defensive calls too late? Or responding to the calls too late? And WHY?”

Yes, Joe was on a better roll Sunday night than the Jets offense. And something tells me we will hear more from him this week.


Jets-Patriots Third Quarter Update: Patriots Expand Lead, 23-9

The New England Patriots lead the New York Jets, 23-9, after three quarters of their Sunday Night Football Game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

The Patriots expanded their lead in the third quarter with some big plays from quarterback Tom Brady. The Patriots second drive of the quarter was for 91 yards before settling for a Gostkowski field goal putting. This put them ahead 16-9. 

Mark Sanchez threw an interception that was tipped twice before settling in the hands of Ninkovich. Brady had great field position to work with leading his team down the field passing the ball 34 yards. Kevin Faulk added seven yards on the ground. The drive ended with Brady tossing the ball to Ron Gronkowski down the middle. Gronkowski was penalized 15 yards for spiking the ball in the face of the Jets' safety. 

The Jets took the great field position and drove the ball down to the Patriots seven-yard line before time ran out in the quarter. 


Jets-Patriots Halftime Update: New England Patriots Lead, 13-9

The New England Patriots lead the New York Jets, 13-9, at halftime of their Sunday Night Football Game. at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

New England scored on a pair of field goals in the first quarter and an 18-yard pass from Tom Brady to Rob Gornkowski in the second quarter. 

The Jets record a safety when Brady was called for intentional grounding in the end zone and got a two-yard run from quarterback Mark Sanchez to cap a seven-play, 65-yard touchdown drive in the second quarter.

Sanchez was 10-for-19 for 137 yards in the first half. Brady went 14-of-27 for 203 yards with one touchdown.

The teams entered the game 5-3, tied atop the AFC East. Buffalo (5-4) fell out of a share of the top spot with a 44-7 loss to Dallas earlier in the day.

New England won the first meeting between the teams earlier this season. 


Injury Update: Devin McCourty Possibly Concussed On Big Hit, Leaves Game With Injury

The New England Patriots secondary took another big hit (literally) when cornerback Devin McCourty took the brunt of a helmet to helmet hit from teammate Sterling Moore when he went in for a tackle on Plaxico Burress. The referees called a personal foul penalty on Moore. Burress was ruled a defenseless player on the play and bent backwards on the play. Burress has had to deal with back injuries of late and lucked out that he was not injured on the play. 


McCourty remained on the ground for several minutes after the hit and needed assistance walking off the field. He left the field and was brought into the locker room clenching his shoulder. He is listed as questionable for a return this evening. He was replaced by a rookie cornerback. The Patriots secondary is incredibly thin at this point in the season with multiple starters out. 


Jets-Patriots First Quarter Score: Patriots Lead, 6-0

The New England Patriots lead the New York Jets, 6-0, after the first quarter of their Sunday Night Football Game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

The first quarter of the New York Jets Vs. New England Patriots could be best summed up by missed opportunities. In their opening drive, Mark Sanchez brilliantly led his team down the field, picking the Patriots apart with expertise. He was unable to find a receiver in the red zone. Nick Folk had the opportunity to put the team up 3-0 but missed a chip shot from 26 yards out.

The Patriots had a similar opening drive. Tom Brady finally hooked up with Chad Ochocinco several times. The team was unable to move deep in Jets territory and had to settle for a field goal. On the second Patriots drive Brady found Ochocinco for a 58 yard completion. It Chad's biggest reception on the year. Again, the Patriots had to settle for a field goal. The quarter ended with the Jets having control of the ball and driving down the field.

Below is Chad Ochocinco's reception:


Jets-Patriots Injury And Inactives List, Week 10: Patriots Without Brandon Spikes

The New York Jets host the New England Patriots tonights at MetLife Stadium. It will be the second time the two play each other this season with the Patriots taking the first game at Gillet Stadium 30-21. It was the last time the Jets have lost this year.

The Jets have been surging this past month winning three straight games bringing their record to 5-3 on the season. Quarterback Mark Sanchez has commanded the offense while the defense has been coming up with big plays when needed. 

This evening the Patriots will be without linebacker Brandon Spikes who sustained a knee injury last Sunday against the New York Giants

Jets inactives: QB Kevin O'Connell, WR Eron Riley, S Brodney Pool, RB Bilal Powell, TE Shawn Nelson, DT Kenrick Ellis, DT Martin Tevaseu

Patriots inactives: QB Ryan Mallett, WR Taylor Price, S Patrick Chung, RB Shane Vereen, LB Dane Fletcher, LB Brandon Spikes, OL Donald Thomas.    

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