Patriots Cruise Past Jets 26-6, Lock up #1 Seed in AFC

Hope Soto
January 1, 2018

Belichick, though? This is beach weather for him. The coldest game ever played in Foxboro according to Patriots.com was against the Miami Dolphins in 1977.

The 26-6 victory solidified the Patriots as the top seed in the AFC with a record of 13-3, giving them a first-round bye and home-field advantage through the postseason.

Master technician Bill Belichick is pulling out all the stops to make sure the 5-10 Jets, led by a quarterback completing fewer than half of his passes, don't pick up their second road win of the season.

New England has defeated NY in four straight meetings, and the Patriots (13-3) haven't lost to the Jets (5-11) at home during the regular season with Tom Brady starting since 2006.

Yes, I know. The New England Patriots are considered one of the best teams in all of professional football.

New England Patriots fans are going to want to mark Week 17 of the 2017 season down in their calendars as the day that Tom Brady threw a block by design on a running play. He finished the regular season with 4,577 passing yards and 32 touchdown passes with eight interceptions.

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The win gives the Patriots the number one seed in the AFC playoffs for the seventh time since 2003 and the third time in the last four years.

RB Dion Lewis scored on a 3-yard run on the Patriots' first series capping a 75-yard opening drive.

Stephen Gostkowski hit his lone field goal attempt of 21 yards and all three of his extra points.

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 NY.

Lewis spearheaded the rushing attack against the Jets, finding the end zone once through the air and once on the ground.

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