Jets fall to Patriots after controversial replay call

Posted October 16, 2017

But the Jets got the yards they needed. They converted three third-down situations on the drive.

The Patriots and the Jets last faced, with New England winning 41-3. And the Jets are hanging right with the Patriots. If New England can get him blocked and get the run game going early that will force the Jets to stack the box and allow New England plenty of opportunities in the passing game.

The Jets appeared to make it a 24-21 game midway through the fourth quarter, but the officials took the touchdown away after a controversial review.

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In the fourth quarter, Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins thought he had brought NY within striking distance, scoring a touchdown to bring the score to 24-21. Kony Ealy has proven to be one of the few bad examples of the Patriots cutting a good player and he is going to be fired to prove it to them today.

The CBS broadcast was baffled by the ruling, as were the fans at MetLife Stadium. It also wasn't the prettiest of his 187 regular-season wins. As a team they wound up with four sacks, seven tackles for loss, and hit Josh McCown 10 times.

The line was particularly good in short yardage situations, but overall the Jets gained only 74 yards despite attempting 24 rushes - and taking McCown's scrambles out of the equation the Jets gained just 2.4 yards per haul. New England dominated the clock game to start the second half. Dion Lewis scored the touchdown from there.

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"I seen it", Butler told reporters after the game Sunday.

The new England Patriots (3-2) are coming from a 19-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5.

Pats that, though. New England got the break and is now in sole possession of first place in the AFC East, while Jets fans are left wondering "what if". Had a close call gone their way, it might have been a different outcome.

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