Jets surprise Patriots with overtime field goal
(Reuters) - Nick Folk got a second chance and kicked a 42-yard field goal in overtime as the surprising New York Jets ended a six-game losing streak to the New England Patriots with a 30-27 victory on Sunday.
The game-winner, with 5:07 left in the extra period, came moments after Folk had missed a 56-yarder.
He received a chance to make amends when an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty was called on New England's Chris Jones.
Jones was penalized for apparently pushing a team-mate forward to try to block the kick, breaking a new NFL rule that was introduced in an effort to make the game safer.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had been unable to pull off another late miracle win in regulation as New England settled for a game-tying 44-yard Stephen Gostkowski field goal with 16 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Brady last week threw a brilliant last-second touchdown pass to beat the New Orleans Saints, and Jets fans must have feared a repeat performance when the Patriots won the toss to start overtime.
But after a 16-yard pass to Rob Gronkowski, Brady threw three incomplete passes and the Patriots punted.
The New England quarterback completed 22 of 46 passes for 228 yards, but was only one-for-12 on third-down passes. He was sacked four times and did not throw for a touchdown, while his New York rookie counterpart Geno Smith passed for one touchdown and ran for another.
Injuries and trades have left Brady without several of his leading receivers this season. Continued...