EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Nick Folks kicked a 51-yard subject objective as time expired, and Cam Newton and the New England Patriots rallied to beat the winless New York Jets 30-27 on Monday night time to finish a four-game shedding streak.
Newton had two landing runs, with the second tying it at 27 with 1:57 remaining to erase a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit.
After the Jets went three-and-out, the Patriots received the ball again with 47 seconds left and went to work. Newton had a 5-yard run on third-and-1 from the New England 42 after which spiked the ball with 8 seconds remaining. He adopted with a 20-yard go to Jakobi Meyers to place Folks — a former Jets kicker — in place for the profitable subject objective.
It dropped the Jets to 0-9 for the primary time in franchise historical past, and this was an agonizing loss.
After Folks’s 29-yarder with 6:04 left reduce the Patriots’ deficit to 27-20, Joe Flacco — having a stable night time till that time — tried to place the sport away.
As an alternative, he swayed the momentum in New England’s favor as his deep go for Denzel Mims was picked off by J.C. Jackson. That arrange Newton’s tying TD — and deflated the Jets, who couldn’t get well.
Newton completed 27 of 35 for 274 yards, and Meyers had 12 catches for 169 yards for the Patriots (3-5), who prevented their first five-game shedding streak since 1995 below coach Invoice Parcells.
Flacco was 18 of 25 for 262 yards and three landing passes — two to Breshad Perriman and one to Jamison Crowder — however had the game-changing interception.
With the Patriots down by 10, Newton marched them down the sphere to open the second half, capping a 14-play drive with Rex Burkhead’s 1-yard plunge into the top zone to make it 20-17.
However the Jets answered proper again, with Flacco discovering a wide-open Perriman ultimately zone for a 15-yard landing and a 27-17 lead with 30 seconds left within the third quarter. Flacco saved the drive alive on third-and-9 from the Patriots 32 when he sidearmed a go to Perriman for a 12-yard acquire.
A miscue by the Jets on particular groups saved the Patriots’ subsequent drive alive.
After Newton found third-and-1 and was stopped for a 4-yard loss, New England appeared to must accept a 32-yard subject objective. However the Jets have been known as for 12 males on the sphere — leading to a primary down for the Patriots. However the protection made up for the miscue, getting a red-zone cease — with an help from a holding penalty on New England proper deal with Mike Onwenu — and holding the Patriots to a 29-yarder by Folks to make it 27-20 with 6:04 left.
However New England received the ball proper again when Flacco was picked off by Jackson. It marked the fourth straight sport with an interception for Jackson.
With the Jets on the lookout for a cease on third down, Bless Austin was known as for defensive holding, retaining the drive alive.
Damien Harris ran for 21 yards to get into Jets territory. He adopted with a 9-yard acquire, but it surely was known as again due to an offensive holding penalty on Meyers. Harris additionally took an enormous hit on the run and was down for a number of minutes earlier than strolling gingerly to the sideline.
Three performs later, Newton accomplished a 19-yard go to Meyers after which ran for 3 yards on fourth-and-1. Newton hit Damiere Byrd for 31 yards to place the ball on the 3.
Newton ran for two yards on first down, was stopped for no acquire after which pushed his means into the top zone together with his second dashing TD of the sport to tie it with 1:57 remaining.
Jets: Rookie left deal with Mekhi Becton left within the first half with a chest damage. Cornerback Brian Poole was additionally dominated out at halftime after injuring a knee within the second quarter.
Patriots: Host the Baltimore Ravens subsequent Sunday night time.
Jets: Bye week. New York is on the Los Angeles Chargers on Nov. 22.
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