Originally posted on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 11/23/12
The New York Jets were tied 0-0 with the New England Patriots through the first quarter. They were losing 35-3 by halftime. The Patriots scored four touchdowns off of four straight turnovers in the second quarter, including 21 points in a 52-second span, to destroy the Jets 49-12. They totaled five touchdowns in the stanza."Obviously that was a nightmare of a game," Jets coach Rex Ryan said, according to Kimberly A. Martin of Newsday. Five minutes after scoring the game's opening touchdown on a drive that followed a Mark Sanchez interception, the Patriots recovered a fumble by Jets running back Shonn Greene and took all but one play -- an 83-yard strike from Tom Brady to Shane Vereen -- to score. On the ensuing drive, Sanchez fumbled after getting run into by guard Brandon Moore, and Patriots defensive back Steve Gregory, who recovered the earlier fumble, picked up this one and ran it back for a touchdown. Julian Edelman then scored by recovering Joe McKnight's fumble on the ensuing...
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