It was a Thanksgiving to forget for anyone associated with the Jets.
The Green & White turned the ball over five times and all five turnovers led to Patriots TDs in a Holiday rout. In a forgettable 52 second span in the second quarter, the Patriots stunned the home faithful with three touchdowns. The visitors, a club that came in averaging 35.8 points per game, scored on offense, defense and special teams Thursday night.
There we no answers anywhere as the Jets fell to 4-7 and dropped their third game at home in 2012 by at least 21 points. Amazingly this contest was scoreless after the first quarter.
But then a historically disastrous second quarter followed. On the first play of the second stanza, Wes Welker got free in the corner of the end zone to open up the scoring. That came despite a three-man rush on third-and-3 and culminated a 15-play, 84-yard drive that started when
The floodgates started to open when Gregory recovered a
It was over. If this was a boxing match, the ref would have stopped it. The Jets knew they had to play a clean game in order to give themselves a chance and they had turned it over four times in rapid fire fashion. The score was 28-0 and the 4 TDs came in 6:03.
They turned it over a fifth time in the second half, leading to points to as Stevan Ridely went in untouched for a 9-yard TD. The Pats finished with 49 points and the Jets lost by a 30 point margin.
Five games remain.