Steve Gregory's spark was enough to get the Patriots' offense going.
After the New York Jets won the coin toss, the Patriots received the ball. It was not what Patriot fans had hoped for as Tom Brady went three and out to start. On the following drive, Brady got the Patriots in field-goal range where Stephen Gostkowski missed a 39-yarder.
As the Jets were moving the chains into Patriot territory, Steve Gregory intercepted Mark Sanchez to give the Patriots a chance to get on the board.
At the start of the second quarter, Wes Welker caught a 3-yard touchdown from Brady to give the Patriots a 6-0 lead.
Shane Vereen caught an 83-yard pass from Brady to give the Patriots a 13-0 lead.
On the next drive, as Sanchez rushed the ball, Vince Wilfork pushed Brandon Moore into Sanchez, who then fumbled the ball, and who else was there to recover it? Steve Gregory... who picked up the ball and ran into the endzone.
Right off the kick return, McKnight was tackled by Devin McCourty, who forced a fumble which was then recovered by Julian Edelmen who ran it in for a touchdown giving the Patriots a 28-0 lead.
The Patriots recorded three touchdowns in 52 seconds!
Julian Edelman got back to back touchdowns when he recorded a 56 yard touchdown giving the Patriots a 35-0 lead.
With seven seconds remaining in the second quarter, Nick Folk kicked a 32-yard field goal to finally put the Jets on the scoreboard.
With the Patriots defense stuffing the Jets on their own goal line, the Jets recorded their second score of the evening on a safety due to a chop block in the end zone.
The Jets would find momentum after the safety when Bilal Powell ran four yards into the Patriots' endzone to slowly close the gap to 35-12.
In the fourth quarter, Brady, on the one yard line, ran the ball in for a touchdown to give the Patriots a lead of 42-12.
Rob Ninkovich recovered a fumble that gave Stevan Ridley a chance to run the ball in for another touchdown bringing the score to 49-12.
With just over two minutes remaining in the game, Sanchez threw to Dustin Keller to record a one yard touchdown where the Jets would trail 49-19.
The Jets fans were chanting to put in Tebow, but either quarterback wouldn't have matched up against Brady.