Nick Folk kicked his 3rd game winning field goal of the season and the New York Jets shocked the New England Patriots 30-27 in overtime keeping their season alive.
For the second time this season, Tom Brady failed to throw a touchdown pass after he had a streak of 52-consecutive games with at least one touchdown.
Its the Jets first win against the Patriots in the teams last six tries, although New England was without the teams 3 best defensive players in Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo, and Aquib Talib.
The Jets originally attempted a 56-yard field goal that was wide right, but Chris Jones was called for an unsportsmanlike personal foul penalty for pushing another Pats player in an attempt to block the field goal which is against the rules.
That put the ball at the Patriots 23-yard line and 3 plays later, Nick Folk got another chance and he capitalized.
Gang Green got off to a great start in this one with a 12-play 90-yard drive capped off by a Jeremy Kerley 12-yard score to give the Jets a 7-0 lead.
Following Kerley’s touchdown, the Patriots looked like they were going to run away with the game. Tom Brady quickly responded tying the game, and on the Jets next possession, Geno Smith made a brutal mistake throwing a pick six to Logan Ryan.
New England added another touchdown and took a 21-10 lead into the break. The momentum appeared to be all with the Patriots, but the Jets defense came to play in the 2nd half. The Jets started off the Pats first 2nd half drive with a sack, and then Antonio Allen picked off Tom Brady for a touchdown. That was Brady’s first pick six since September of 2011 and Allen’s play completely changed the game.
Four drives later, Geno Smith showed how truly tough he really is. On a 3rd and 14 at the Patriots 24-yard line, Smith scrambled for 13-yards before being hit, then reaching for the first down. Two plays later, Geno went on the run again and found the end-zone giving the Jets a 24-21 lead.
With the Jets leading 27-21 heading into the 4th, the Patriots got to within 3 with 13 minutes to go. Both teams were held off the scoreboard until Stephen Gotskowski tied the game with 16 seconds remaining.
The Jets defense played a sensational game holding the Patriots to 1/12 on 3rd down, giving up under 300 yards of total offense, and sacking Brady four times.
On the offensive side of the ball, Geno Smith was able to overcome an early mistake to finish 17/33 for 233 yards and a touchdown.
Chris Ivory played his best game in a Jets uniform rushing for 104 yards keeping several drive alive. Jeremy Kerley had 8 catches for 97 yards, and David Nelson came out of nowhere to have 4 catches for 80 yards.
On a positive note for the Pats, Rob Gronkowski looked like he didn’t miss a beat and was the leading receiver in the game with 8 receptions for 114 yards.
Up next for the Jets is another tough matchup, this time with the Bengals in Cincinnati, while the Patriots host the Dolphins in Foxborough.