Patriots rout Jets

7:40 AM, Nov 23, 2012   |    comments
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass to New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (85) during the second half against the New York Jets on Thanksgiving at Metlife Stadium. Patriots won 49-19. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
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East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - In less than a minute, the Thanksgiving football nightcap went from competitive to a one-sided blowout.

An 83-yard Shane Vereen TD reception and a pair of fumble recoveries for touchdowns by Steve Gregory and Julian Edelman during a 56-second stretch in the second quarter paved the way for a Patriots' 49-19 blowout victory over the New York Jets.

Tom Brady completed 18-of-28 passes for 323 yards while tossing three touchdowns and adding another on the ground for New England (8-3), which scored at least 40 points for the third time in its last four games.

Four days after winning in St. Louis, the Jets (4-7) were decimated by turnovers by the offense and special teams. They had four in the first half and finished with five for the game.

Mark Sanchez threw for 301 yards and a touchdown on 26-of-36 passing, but was intercepted once and lost a fumble that resulted in a Patriots touchdown.


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