The New England Patriots receive the ball to start the second half. Tom Brady and the Patriots come out sharp, moving the ball, but run out of steam near midfield. The punt goes for a touchback, and Mark Sanchez and the Jets will start from their 20 yard line.
The Patriots defense is smothering, and the Jets go three and out. They punt.
The Patriots start from their 20. Danny Woodhead gets the Patriots first, first down of the half, on a reverse. Brady steps up and launchs downfield to Brandon Tate, but it's incomplete. On the next play Brady gets hammered, and fumbles, the Pats recover. They can't convert third and 22, and Brady keeps getting hit.
The punt goes to the 25, and Mark sanchez and the Jets will take over. Shonn Greene is finding some huge holes in the Patriots defense, the Jets are moving the ball and killing the clock. When they rely on Sanchez's arm they end their progress. On third and long, he goes incomplete, and there's an injury timeout for the Patriots. Rob Ninkovich is down.
After the punt out of bounds the Patriots will start from their 20. Brady hits Rob Gronkowski deep, and the Patrots are in Jets territory. From the 42 he hits Deion Branch, who spins for the first down yardage. At the 30, he hits Branch again, for 16. With 1:36 left in the quarter, and the Patriots threatening, Rex Ryan calls timeout.
A false start makes it first and 15, from the 19. BenJarvus Green-Ellis leans forward for 10, Wes Welker picks up seven yards and the first. It's first and goal from the two.
Brady finds Alge Crumpler for the touchdown.
They'll go for a two-point conversion, and Freddie Morris punches through for the score.
13 seconds left in the third quarter.
Antonio Cromartie takes it out to the 25, and they get four yards over the middle to end the quarter.