Patriots survive 800 penalties to beat Jets

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Anyone who says the Patriots get all the calls wasn't watching this one.

Noodle Arm Tom Brady and friends overcame 11 penalties for 105 yards to beat the New York Jets 27-13 at MetLife Stadium. Despite all the flags, the Patriots put together a much better effort this week than they did against the Titans two weeks ago.

But it was ugly in the early going.

After trading possessions, the Jets went up 7-0 after Josh McCown drove New York down the field and connected with Jermaine Kearse to open the scoring. The Patriots quickly responded when Brady found Rob Gronkowski (haven't been able to say that much this season) for a 34-yard touchdown.

Both teams connected on field goals to make it a 10-10 game at halftime. After that, though, it was mostly all Patriots. Stephen Gostkowski kicked a field goal on New England's first drive of the third quarter, and Brady found Edelman later in the quarter for a touchdown. Sony Michel, who looked like he was badly injured in the third quarter, came back in and put the game out of reach with a one-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Michel finished the day with 133 yards on the ground. Combined with James White's 73 rushing yards and Cordarrelle Patterson's 10, the Patriots as a team had 215 rushing yards, which is the most since Jonas Gray had 201 yards in a 2014 victory over the Colts.

Brady also put in a big day, going 20-of-31 for 283 yards and two touchdowns.

The Patriots will now return home to face the Minnesota Vikings at Gillette Stadium next Sunday.

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