Patriots rout Jets to clinch No. 1 seed in AFC playoffs

Quarterback Tom Brady and Coach Bill Belichick have led the Patriots to 15 division titles in the past 17 seasons. It's not always flashy and sometimes it's controversial but they always seem to get the job done
Arctic adventurers: Patriots weather extreme cold in practice to prepare for historically low temperatures against Jets
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01 January, 2018

With4:14 left to play in the half, Tom Brady capped off a 10 play, 73-yard drive with a five-yard touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks to put the Patriots up 14-3 after a Stephen Gostkowski extra point was good.

This game against the Jets won't be the coldest ever played at Gillette Stadium.

Leading 7-3 in the second quarter, the Patriots took control of the game.

Bill Belichick's main goal in this game was to have the Pats jump out ahead early so he could get most of his starters out and rest them for the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

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Bianca Villanueva, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service , says temperatures will drop Saturday night and into Sunday. The coldest day of the year usually occurs on January 8, with average lows and highs ranging from 39 to 58 degrees.


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In his first game with the Patriots after signing last Tuesday, James Harrison played 28 out of a possible 57 snaps and had two sacks and four tackles on the day.

While people are tailgating, wind chills will be around -3 in Foxboro and below zero pretty much everywhere in Southern New England.

Then just before halftime, NY cornerback Juston Burris was flagged for defensive holding on a Patriots' third-down pass attempt. The Jets' anemic offense, quarterbacked by Bryce Petty, failed on its first 12 third-down attempts. Coach Todd Bowles said after the game that Anderson suffered a concussion.

Gronkowski's previous low this season was two catches, in the season-opening loss to Kansas City. He finished the regular season with 4,577 passing yards and 32 touchdown passes with eight interceptions. He caught six passes for 40 yards and ran 26 times for 93 yards. NY players filed past on their way to and from the field before the game. They had a playoff games that was colder - a divisional round game against the Tennessee Titans on January 10, 2004, when it was 4 degrees with a wind chill that made it feel like minus 10.


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