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September 13, 2013

Offenses sluggish in Patriots' 13-10 win over Jets

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Dobson  on the game's first series before both offenses played as sloppily as the second-half weather, and the New England Patriots got by the New York Jets 13-10 on Thursday night.

Brady had trouble connecting with his rookie-filled receiving corps, while Jets rookie Geno Smith was repeatedly sacked when he took too much time to throw.

The Patriots (2-0) managed just nine first downs and 234 yards after leading the NFL in points and yards last season.

The Jets (1-1) cut the lead to 13-10 on Bilal Powell's 3-yard touchdown run with 5:05 left in the third quarter. But Smith threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter, two to Aqib Talib and one to Alfonzo Dennard.

Dobson starred for Marshall University, while Smith was a standout at West Virginia University.

N.Y. Jets    3    0    7    0—10

New England    10    3    0    0—13

First Quarter

NE_Dobson 39 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 12:54. Drive: 6 plays, 81 yards, 2:06. Key Play: Cromartie 16-yard defensive pass interference penalty. New England 7, N.Y. Jets 0.

NE_FG Gostkowski 21, 9:17. Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:00. Key Play: McCourty 44 fumble return (Hill). New England 10, N.Y. Jets 0.

NYJ_FG Folk 37, 4:01. Drive: 11 plays, 61 yards, 5:16. Key Plays: Smith 27 pass to Holmes on 3rd-and-7; Cha.Jones 15-yard roughing the passer penalty; Ivory 11 run; Ivory 3 run on 3rd-and-1. New England 10, N.Y. Jets 3.

Second Quarter

NE_FG Gostkowski 30, 5:05. Drive: 5 plays, 43 yards, 1:27. Key Play: Brady 38 pass to Thompkins. New England 13, N.Y. Jets 3.

Third Quarter

NYJ_Powell 3 run (Folk kick), 5:05. Drive: 9 plays, 58 yards, 5:00. Key Plays: Smith 16 run; Smith 14 pass to Holmes; Smith 11 pass to Powell. New England 13, N.Y. Jets 10.

A_68,756.

    NYJ    NE

FIRST DOWNS    15    9


Rushing    6    1

Passing    8    7

Penalty    1    1

THIRD DOWN EFF    6-18    4-18

FOURTH DOWN EFF    0-0    0-0

TOTAL NET YARDS    318    232

Total Plays    71    64

Avg Gain    4.5    3.6

NET YARDS RUSHING    129    54

Rushes    32    24

Avg per rush    4.0    2.3

NET YARDS PASSING    189    178

Sacked-Yds lost    4-25    1-7

Gross-Yds passing    214    185

Completed-Att.    15-35    19-39

Had Intercepted    3    0

Yards-Pass Play    4.8    4.5

KICKOFFS-EndZone-TB    3-3-2    4-4-4

PUNTS-Avg.    9-44.6    11-46.7

Punts blocked    0    0

FGs-PATs blocked    0-0    0-0

TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE    7    111

Punt Returns    2-7    6-72

Kickoff Returns    0-0    1-25

Interceptions    0-0    3-14

PENALTIES-Yds    8-66    3-30

FUMBLES-Lost    2-1    1-0

TIME OF POSSESSION    34:00    26:00

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