Patriots Hold Off Jets By Blocking Final Field Goal Attempt

Brady threw 3 TD passes, Patriots beat Jets 27-25

By HOWARD ULMAN=

AP Sports Writer=

       FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) _ Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes and the New England Patriots held off the New York Jets 27-25 when Nick Folk’s 58-yard field goal attempt was blocked on the last play Thursday night.

        The surprisingly competitive Jets suffered their sixth straight loss after taking a 19-17 lead with just under 9 minutes left in the third quarter on Chris Ivory’s 1-yard run.

        Stephen Gostkowski put the Patriots (5-2) ahead to stay with his second field goal, a 36-yarder with 4:10 to go in the third. Brady’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola gave them an eight-point lead with 4:10 remaining.

        The Jets (1-6) made it 27-25 on Geno Smith’s 10-yard scoring pass to Jeff Cumberland with 2:31 left, but Smith’s pass for the 2-point conversion was incomplete.

        Ivory finished with 107 yards rushing.

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