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Jets Fall to AFC East Rival Patriots

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The New York Jets and the New England Patriots renewed their rivalry on Sunday as the two faced off in their first of two games here in the 2011 season, as the Patroits took advantage of the Jets’ mistakes to win 30-21.

The Jets defense in this game could not stop the run and that ended up costing them dearly. BenJarvis Green-Ellis had 27 carries for 136 yards with 2 touchdowns. Jets simply could not respond with any defense to stop.

The New York Jets had too many mistakes in this game. Too many costly penalties that extended the drive for New England and allowed them to march down the field to score. For example, a couple drops by Plaxico Burress failed to allow his offense to continue a crucial drive. A handful of times on third down the Jets’ defense took crucial penalties that extended the series and failed to stop the Pats in their tracks. In the game the Jets were penalized 8 times for 89 total yards.

The Jets got some decent play from Mark Sanchez as he went 16/26 throwing for 166 yards and 2 touchdowns. He didn’t get much help from his receivers who missed some key opportunities. The running game was also cooled off thanks to the Pats’ defense in this one. Shonn Greene had 21 carries for 83 yards with a touchdown. LaDainian Tomlinson was not a factor with only 2 carries for 13 yards.

The New York Jets look to bounce back next week on Monday night as they will host the Miami Dolphins.

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