Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/21/12
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots, who already lost three games this season by four points, were on the brink of another crushing loss Sunday. This one was coming at the hands of the New York Jets. Cue Tom Brady. The future Hall of Famer, his team trailing 26-23 after a disastrous five late minutes of football, took the Patriots down the field and into field-goal position twice. New England escaped with a 29-26 overtime victory over their AFC East rivals. Stephen Gostkowski, who missed a 42-yard field goal that allowed the Arizona Cardinals to escape with a 20-18 victory Sept. 16, tied the game with a 43-yarder on the final play of regulation Sunday. Then, he kicked a 48-yarder 3:58 into overtime to give the Pats the lead. Under the new overtime rules, the New England defense had to come up with a stop, and did, as the Patriots improved to 4-3 and recaptured first place in the AFC East. The game ended when Jermaine Cunningham and Rob Ninkovich combined to s...
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