Jets fall to Patriots after controversial replay call

Lynette Rowe
October 16, 2017

Jets tight endAustin Seferian-Jenkins caught a 9-yard pass that was originally called a touchdown.

Not only did the officials say Seferian-Jenkins did not score, but they also ruled that he fumbled the football out of bounds for a touchback giving the ball back to the Patriots.

The call left the CBS broadcast team baffled, and the Jets in a precarious position in the closing minues of the game. Brady then found Gronkowski streaking across the middle and hit him on a 33-yard strike to put the Pats on top, 21-14, on the opening drive of the 3rd for the first lead of the day. After entering Patriots territory, Josh McCown was intercepted by Malcolm Butler.

These aren't the Patriots we're used to seeing, and that includes up-and-down play from quarterback Tom Brady.

The Jets gave it a great fight on Sunday.

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The Bills were going to lose their division-lead regardless of the outcome of the Patriots-Jets matchup.

The Patriots tied the game by halftime on a 1-yard touchdown run by Dion Lewis and Brady's 2-yard strike to Rob Gronkowski, who beat rookie safety Jamal Adams.

The Jets are 30 in the National Football League at stopping the run this season, giving up 143 yards per game on the ground. As was the case most the day, the Jets contained Brady.

The game swung in the second quarter. But when the touchdown went to review, the referees came back with a confusing ruling - no touchdown, Patriots ball. That took the points off the board and gave the Patriots the ball at their own 20.

NY converted three third-down situations on the drive: a 23-yard pass to Robby Anderson, a 16-yard run by McCown and an impressive 30-yard grab by Jeremy Kerley, who went up for the ball and fought off a defender to come down with it at the Patriots 1.

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