• Patriots clinch top seed in AFC with win over Jets

    By: Tom Leyden


    FOXBORO - The Patriots clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs thanks to a 26-6 win over the Jets Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

    Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and Dion Lewis scored twice to lead New England past New York for the second time this season. With the win, the Patriots finished the regular season 13-3.

    Brady completed 18 of his 37 pass attempts for 190 yards and two touchdowns to wrap up what could be an MVP season for the 18-year vet. He finished the regular season with 4,577 passing yards and 32 touchdown passes with eight interceptions.

    Lewis spearheaded the rushing attack against the Jets, finding the end zone once through the air and once on the ground. He caught six passes for 40 yards and ran 26 times for 93 yards.

    Brady's other touchdown pass was completed to Brandin Cooks.

    Eric Lee capped off the scoring in the fourth quarter by sacking Jets' quarterback Bryce Petty for a safety to make it 26-6.

    James Harrison, signed this week after being released by the Steelers, recorded sacks on the games final two plays, forcing a fumble on his first sack that was recovered by New York.

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