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NFL Schedule 2014 - Thursday Night Football: Patriots vs Jets Score & Recap

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If there's one thing the New England Patriots had planned to do last Thursday, it was to come out swinging once more against the New York Jets.

And it was a target the Patriots had made real, after beating the Jets, 27-25, at their seventh meeting for the National Football League games at Gillette Stadium, NFL.com reported.

The Jets, surprisingly competitive during last Thursday's game, suffered their sixth straight loss against the Patriots, the latter now winning five of its previous matchups, the International Business Times noted.

The Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady reportedly led the team to the victory and blew the competition away by throwing three touchdown passes. The Jets' Nick Folk's 58-yard field goal attempt was blocked by defensive tackle Chris Jones to further withstand their opponents. It was Folk's first miss of the season, IBT added.

At halftime, the Patriots led 17-12 despite having the ball for just 7:57, while their opponents held it for 22:03.

The winning team continued to lead the game when placekicker Stephen Gostkowski put it ahead to stay with a 36-yard second field goal, with 4:10 left in the third. An eight-point lead was scored by Brady through a 19-yard touchdown pass, the International Business Times said.

Both of the teams lack two key starters each—linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley for the Patriots and left guard Brian Winters and cornerback Dee Milliner for the Jets.

The victory improved New England's record to 5-2, while the Jets fell to 1-6. 

"We're still building, I'm glad we're 5-2," Brady said, as quoted by Mass Live.com.

Despite the victory, it was a surprisingly narrow escape for the Patriots. For the past four games between the two teams, three were won only by three points or fewer, just like last Thursday's game, another Mass Live.com report said.

"It was a tough win. They always give us a tough time," Brady admitted, per the earlier Mass Live.com report.

In light of last Thursday's win, the Boston Globe highlighted an interesting fact: Brady remains undefeated on all six Thursday night games since 2001. This elevated Brady to NFL's most successful midweek quarterback in that span.

The quarterback's record on Thursday games is no longer surprising, given the impressive performance of the Patriots during the "Brady era," it said. It was pure dominance, but superior execution and training have led the Patriots to max out their skills in games, especially in staple Thursday night matchups with its popular rival, the Jets.

The article noted, "If Tom Brady is suiting up on a Thursday, the odds are good the Patriots are going to win." Last Thursday's game, which marks Brady's seventh start on a Thursday night, is another display of what could soon be a Brady legend.

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