Mike DeVito's Patriots notebook: week 6 vs New York Jets

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The quarterback threw his first touchdown of the day when he found tight end Rob Gronkowski on a back-shoulder fade route from two yards out in the waning stages of the second quarter. They've played well under veteran quarterback Josh McCown and have three straight wins coming into today's big test. The win pushes New England to 4-2 on the season.

Best timing: Dont'a Hightower and Kyle Van Noy each took down McCown late in the fourth quarter to help salt away the win on the Jets' final drive. That gave the Pats possession with 35 seconds before the half, at their own 37, and keyed by a long completion to Brandin Cooks Brady worked his magic and New England made it to intermission in a tied game. That gave the Patriots back the ball, with the Jets' sideline irate.

This is baffling in part because it appears as if Seferian-Jenkins cradles the ball by the time he hits the pylon.

The CBS broadcast was baffled by the ruling, as were the fans at MetLife Stadium.

Including playoffs, Brady has an NFL-leading 212 career victories. Behind a formidable offensive line, Bilal Powell and the rookie Elijah McGuire have done a good job running the football this season, with each averaging around 5 yards a carry. McCown finished with 354 yards and two scores but was also picked off twice in a frustrating loss.

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On the ground, Dion Lewis rushed for 53 yards in seven carries while Mike Gillislee added 52 yards in 12 attempts.

New England extended the lead to 21-14 on the first drive of the third quarter.

Such a Jekyll-and-Hyde approach might be OK against teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets, but when the competition rises - such as next Sunday night against the visiting Atlanta Falcons - what happens?

Especially if you're talking about football fanatics from New York City, as a large group of tailgating Jets fans proved when they burned the all-star in effigy on Sunday. Had a close call gone their way, it might have been a different outcome.