Julian Edelman, Darryl Roberts
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As many expected, the New England Patriots easily handled an undermanned New York Jets squad at the friendly confines of Gillette Stadium.

  • New York Jets 14 (0-3)
  • New England Patriots 30 (3-0)
  • NFL, Week 3, Final, Box Score
  • Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

FOXBORO, MA—A trip to New England is brutal on the football mind as is. Now try doing it without the services of your franchise quarterback, top defensive acquisition, and a first-round pick.

Tom Brady threw for 306 yards and two touchdowns, and the New England Patriots rolled to a 30-14 win over the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Jets (0-3) haven’t won at Foxboro in the regular season since 2008.

New England (3-0) got rolling early on and never looked back. They scored on each of their first trio of possessions, doing so against the Jets for the first time since September 1989. Sony Michel opened it up by scoring from five yards out before Brady found Phillip Dorsett and Julian Edelman for scores from 25 and 3 yards to create a 20-0 Patriots lead.

True to Brady from, his first score to Dorsett proved historic. He would move past Drew Brees for second place on the NFL’s all-time touchdown pass list with his 523rd tally.

On defense, the Patriots took advantage of the Jets starting their third quarterback in as many weeks.

Luke Falk was besieged by a relentless unit all day, forced into mistakes like a third-quarter interception to Devin McCourty that set up a New England field goal.

New England added one more six-pointer, this one coming in the form of a short Rex Burkhead run. It was set up by an improbable catch from Josh Gordon on a 3rd-and-22.

The Jets would do a little damage on the scoreboard in the second half. It just didn’t come from the offense.

First, the special teams contributed with a score, courtesy of a blocked punt and an Arthur Maulet touchdown.

Then, with Tom Brady on the bench, and youngster Jarrett Stidham in the game, Jamal Adams collected his first NFL touchdown on a gimme pick-six.

The 0-3 New York Jets now enter the bye week. Next up will be the Eagles in Philadelphia in Week 5. Whether or not Sam Darnold is ready by then remains the greatest question.

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