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Brady new NFL leader in yards passing, Pats top Jets 27-13

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Tom Brady set yet another NFL record. Ho-hum. The New England Patriots quarterback was more excited about earning another victory.

Brady threw two touchdown passes and became the career leader in total yards passing in regular-season and playoff games, leading the Patriots past the New York Jets 27-13 on Sunday.

''Just wins,'' Brady said. ''That's what we're here for. I'm trying to be a part of as many of these as I can.''

Well, the five-time Super Bowl champion certainly has lots of those.

The latest clinched the Patriots (8-3) their 18th straight season with a .500 record or better. That ranks second in NFL history to only Dallas, which had 21 in a row from 1965-85.

Brady had just one TD throw in his previous three games, but connected with Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman against the AFC East-rival Jets (3-8). The Patriots quarterback went 20 of 31 for 283 yards, giving him 79,416 for his career.

He also reached 3,000 yards passing for the 16th season, tying Peyton Manning for second in NFL history behind Brett Favre's 18.

That's all after missing Friday's practice with an illness after being limited during the week with a sore knee.

''I'd prefer to be healthy and practice all the time,'' Brady said. ''That just wasn't the case.''

He was plenty good enough.

Rookie Sony Michel ran for a season-best 133 yards and a TD , and the Patriots had 215 yards rushing - responding well to coach Bill Belichick's challenge to his offense.

''We talked about being consistent week in and week out,'' Michel said, ''playing Patriots football, being physical and run the ball and throw the ball and control the line of scrimmage.''

Coming off a 34-10 loss to Tennessee two weeks ago, the Patriots avoided their second two-game losing streak of the season - something the franchise hasn't experienced since 2015. New England, which improved to 3-3 on the road, has won five straight in the series against New York and eight of the past nine.

With Jets rookie Sam Darnold out with a foot strain, 39-year-old backup Josh McCown got his second straight start - making this game the NFL's second-oldest QB combo at 80 years, 258 days with 41-year-old Brady going for New England. Only Carolina's Vinny Testaverde (44) and Green Bay's Favre (38) in 2007 are an older combination at 82 years, 44 days old.

Brady got the better of McCown in this one, though, even though it took until late in the second half for the Patriots to pull away.

''We were not great in the red area, but we made enough plays,'' Brady said. ''In every area, I think we can do a better job. We're certainly not where we want to be and we'll keep building for it. Hopefully, everyone can stay healthy.''

Brady connected with Edelman for a 21-yard touchdown that put the Patriots ahead 20-13 with 1:52 left in the third quarter. The drive opened with a 27-yard reception by Chris Hogan, followed by a 27-yard run by James White. Brady found a wide-open Edelman, who ran through a tackle attempt by Jamal Adams and got into the end zone.

Michel added a 1-yard touchdown run with 8:54 left, one play after a video review reversed his TD run; his right knee was down before he reached the goal line. The score put the Patriots up 27-13 and sent many Jets fans streaming toward the exits.

McCown was 26 of 45 for 276 yards and a touchdown to Jermaine Kearse with one interception for the Jets, who have lost five straight for the first time since the 2014 season.

''It (stinks),'' McCown said. ''It's obviously not ideal. I think individually, it's a test - a test of who you are and what you're about and your ability to get back up come back to work, work hard and be a professional. Those things are tested in these times.''

JETS UP EARLY

The Jets took a 7-0 lead in the opening quarter on McCown's 16-yard pass to Kearse, who made a nice move on defensive back Jonathan Jones before zipping into the end zone. The drive was helped by 19-yard catches by Chris Herndon and Isaiah Crowell, and a roughing-the-passer call on Deatrich Wise Jr. on a third-down play.

But the Patriots came right back to tie it on Brady's 34-yard pass to Gronkowski.

White was called for offensive pass interference on third-and-2 from the Jets 24, and coach Todd Bowles took the penalty rather than the down. So, on third-and-12, Brady fired a strike to Gronkowski, who made the grab and looked plenty healthy after missing the past two games with back and ankle issues.

MYERS IS MONEY

New York's Jason Myers tied it at 10 with 3 seconds remaining in the opening half, making a 55-yarder - and setting an NFL record with five field goals of 55 yards or longer in one season. He also tied the team's home record for longest field goal for the fourth time this season.

NOT SO CLOSE

The previous five games between the teams at MetLife Stadium had all been decided by seven points or less - including a 26-20 overtime win by the Jets in Bowles' first season.

GRONK'S BACK

Gronkowski finished with three catches for 56 yards and the score , his first since Week 1 against Houston.

''When he's out there, it's great for our offense,'' Brady said. ''I don't want to minimize anything he does.''

BANGED-UP

McCown hit his right thumb on a helmet during the first half, causing a cut. He wouldn't discuss the injury after the game, but had a heavy wrap around his hand when he left the locker room.

OUCH!

Television cameras caught Patriots wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson grabbing at Jets defensive end Henry Anderson's privates at the end of a play. After the game, Patterson told reporters he took exception to Anderson's body being too close to his face.

UP NEXT

Patriots: home vs. Minnesota next Sunday.

Jets: at Tennessee next Sunday.

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Key Players
T. Brady 12 QB
283 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, RuYd
23
FPTS
J. McCown 15 QB
276 PaYds, PaTD, INT, 25 RuYds
17
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:54
S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD Center-J.Cardona Holder-R.Allen.
plays
yds
pos
27
13
Touchdown 8:58
S.Michel right tackle for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN
10
plays
80
yds
4:29
pos
26
13
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:52
S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD Center-J.Cardona Holder-R.Allen.
plays
yds
pos
20
13
Touchdown 1:59
T.Brady pass short right to J.Edelman for 21 yards TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
75
yds
2:08
pos
19
13
Field Goal 4:04
J.Myers 38 yard field goal is GOOD Center-T.Hennessy Holder-L.Edwards.
12
plays
55
yds
4:34
pos
13
13
Field Goal 8:37
S.Gostkowski 32 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.Cardona Holder-R.Allen.
15
plays
61
yds
6:26
pos
13
10
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:08
J.Myers 55 yard field goal is GOOD Center-T.Hennessy Holder-L.Edwards.
5
plays
20
yds
00:48
pos
10
10
Field Goal 2:30
S.Gostkowski 34 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.Cardona Holder-R.Allen.
11
plays
54
yds
4:58
pos
10
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:11
S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD Center-J.Cardona Holder-R.Allen.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 1:11
T.Brady pass deep middle to R.Gronkowski for 34 yards TOUCHDOWN [H.Anderson].
5
plays
75
yds
2:51
pos
6
7
Point After TD 4:02
J.Myers extra point is GOOD Center-T.Hennessy Holder-L.Edwards. PENALTY on NE-D.Shelton Unnecessary Roughness 15 yards enforced between downs.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 4:02
J.McCown pass short middle to J.Kearse for 16 yards TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
80
yds
4:05
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 34:26 25:34
1st Downs 25 18
Rushing 11 4
Passing 12 12
Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Conv 5-12 6-14
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-1
Total Net Yards 498 338
Total Plays 67 62
Avg Gain 7.4 5.5
Net Yards Rushing 215 74
Rush Attempts 36 15
Avg Rush Yards 6.0 4.9
Net Yards Passing 283 264
Comp. - Att. 20-31 26-45
Yards Per Pass 9.1 5.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 2-12
Penalties - Yards 11-105 8-47
Touchdowns 3 1
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 2 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 4-40.8 5-40.4
Return Yards 15 53
Punts - Returns 2-0 1-1
Kickoffs - Returns 1-15 2-52
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 5/5 3/3
Extra Points 3/3 1/1
Field Goals 2/2 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-3 -33% 1-2 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-2 -50% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Patriots 8-3 7310727
Jets 3-8 733013
283 PASS YDS 264
215 RUSH YDS 74
498 TOTAL YDS 338
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
T. Brady 12 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.5% 283 2 0 115.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.2% 3031 19 7 96.3
T. Brady 20/31 283 2 0 23
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
S. Michel 26 RB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 133 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
127 586 5
S. Michel 21 133 1 33 20
J. White 28 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 73 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
70 303 4
J. White 9 73 0 27 7
C. Patterson 84 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 156 1
C. Patterson 5 10 0 4 1
T. Brady 12 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 27 2
T. Brady 1 -1 0 -1 23
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Edelman 11 WR
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 84 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 44 510 3
J. Edelman 5 4 84 1 36 14
J. Gordon 10 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 70 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 32 564 3
J. Gordon 5 5 70 0 23 7
R. Gronkowski 87 TE
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 3 56 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 32 504 2
R. Gronkowski 7 3 56 1 34 11
C. Hogan 15 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 47 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 25 380 2
C. Hogan 2 2 47 0 27 4
S. Michel 26 RB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 43 0
S. Michel 2 2 12 0 8 20
P. Dorsett 13 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 256 2
P. Dorsett 2 2 10 0 7 1
J. White 28 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 67 567 6
J. White 5 1 5 0 5 7
C. Patterson 84 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 -1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 120 2
C. Patterson 2 1 -1 0 -1 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
P. Chung 23 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-25 1 0.0
P. Chung 7-6 0.0 0 0
K. Van Noy 53 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-28 1 2.0
K. Van Noy 5-0 0.0 0 0
D. McCourty 32 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-15 1 0.0
D. McCourty 4-1 0.0 0 0
D. Harmon 21 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-5 1 0.0
D. Harmon 4-1 0.0 0 0
E. Roberts 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-24 0 1.0
E. Roberts 3-2 0.0 0 0
J. McCourty 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-10 0 0.0
J. McCourty 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Jones 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-10 2 0.0
J. Jones 2-1 0.0 0 0
L. Guy 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-22 0 0.0
L. Guy 1-3 0.0 0 0
T. Flowers 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-18 0 3.0
T. Flowers 1-1 1.0 0 0
D. Wise 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-8 0 4.0
D. Wise 1-0 1.0 0 0
K. Crossen 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
K. Crossen 1-0 0.0 0 0
O. Melifonwu 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
O. Melifonwu 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Jackson 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 2 0.0
J. Jackson 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Brown 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-9 0 0.0
M. Brown 0-1 0.0 0 0
S. Gilmore 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-4 2 1.0
S. Gilmore 0-1 0.0 1 0
D. Hightower 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-15 1 0.0
D. Hightower 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Simon 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-5 0 1.0
J. Simon 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
S. Gostkowski 3 K
9
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
21/24 34/34
S. Gostkowski 2/2 34 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Allen 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 46.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
42 46.3 10
R. Allen 4 46.0 1 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Develin 46 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
J. Develin 1 15.0 15 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Edelman 11 WR
14
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 5.9 18 0
J. Edelman 2 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. McCown 15 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.8% 276 1 1 73.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.4% 411 1 3 57.5
J. McCown 26/45 276 1 1 17
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
I. Crowell 20 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
120 582 6
I. Crowell 6 30 0 12 6
J. McCown 15 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 25 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 29 0
J. McCown 3 25 0 12 17
E. McGuire 25 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 79 0
E. McGuire 6 19 0 8 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
Q. Enunwa 81 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 73 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 418 1
Q. Enunwa 4 4 73 0 41 7
J. Kearse 10 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 6 66 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 30 297 1
J. Kearse 12 6 66 1 17 12
C. Herndon 89 TE
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 7 57 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 26 314 3
C. Herndon 8 7 57 0 21 5
I. Crowell 20 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 141 0
I. Crowell 4 3 30 0 19 6
J. Leggett 86 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 24 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 59 1
J. Leggett 4 2 24 0 16 2
R. Anderson 11 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 368 3
R. Anderson 5 2 22 0 15 2
E. McGuire 25 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 71 0
E. McGuire 3 1 7 0 7 1
T. Cannon 40 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 -3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 104 0
T. Cannon 1 1 -3 0 -3 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Adams 33 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
57-20 1 1.0
J. Adams 7-3 0.0 0 0
D. Roberts 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-5 1 0.0
D. Roberts 7-1 0.0 0 0
T. Johnson 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-2 1 0.0
T. Johnson 5-0 0.0 0 0
D. Lee 58 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-27 3 0.0
D. Lee 4-2 0.0 0 0
A. Williamson 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-8 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
59-30 1 3.0
A. Williamson 3-8 0.0 0 0
M. Claiborne 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-11 2 0.0
M. Claiborne 3-2 0.0 0 0
S. McLendon 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-9 0 0.0
S. McLendon 3-0 0.0 0 0
H. Anderson 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-9 0 2.0
H. Anderson 3-0 0.0 0 0
L. Williams 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-11 0 3.0
L. Williams 2-1 0.0 0 0
B. Skrine 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-2 0 0.0
B. Skrine 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Jenkins 48 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-9 0 5.0
J. Jenkins 2-1 0.0 0 0
N. Hewitt 46 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
N. Hewitt 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Anderson 11 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
R. Anderson 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Pennel 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-5 0 0.0
M. Pennel 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Peake 17 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
C. Peake 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Shepherd 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-9 0 0.0
N. Shepherd 0-1 0.0 0 0
F. Luvu 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-3 0 1.0
F. Luvu 0-3 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Myers 2 K
7
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
23/25 20/21
J. Myers 2/2 55 1/1 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
L. Edwards 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 44.4 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
60 46.1 16
L. Edwards 5 44.4 2 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Roberts 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 26.0 35 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
24 24.3 53 0
A. Roberts 2 26.0 35 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Roberts 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 1.0 1 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
18 15.9 78 1
A. Roberts 1 1.0 1 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:28 NE 13 3:21 7 47 Punt
4:02 NE 25 2:51 5 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:02 NE 10 5:05 8 22 Punt
7:25 NE 30 4:58 11 54 FG
1:52 NE 2 1:01 3 8 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NYJ 25 6:26 15 61 FG
4:00 NE 25 2:08 4 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:23 NE 20 4:29 10 80 TD
7:27 NE 14 2:12 3 2 Punt
1:52 NE 4 1:52 3 31 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NYJ 25 3:32 7 20 Punt
8:07 NYJ 20 4:05 9 80 TD
1:11 NYJ 34 2:09 4 24 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:57 NYJ 17 1:32 3 5 Punt
2:27 NYJ 18 0:35 2 41 INT
0:51 NYJ 43 0:48 5 20 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:34 NYJ 25 4:34 12 55 FG
1:52 NYJ 25 3:29 6 22 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:54 NYJ 25 1:27 3 4 Punt
5:15 NYJ 39 3:23 13 57 Downs