Posted: 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013
By James Dator
Brady was sacked four times (and almost lost the game where he) in the loss and never seemed to get in rhythm. Deep passing opportunities evaporated when he was under pressure, with his longest pass coming on a 30-yard reception by Gronkowski early in the game. Typically two rushing touchdowns and a pick-six would be enough to give the Patriots an easy victory, but not so on Sunday as Brady's turnover resulted in a touchdown for New York that was too much to overcome on the back of several miscues -- including an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to set up the game-winning field goal.
Geno Smith was the (lone offensive threat) difference maker on offense for the Jets. The rookie quarterback was able to shake off the interception and remained poised in the pocket. He finished with 255 all-purpose yards, including a passing and rushing touchdown. He was supported by running back Chris Ivory, who was instrumental in overtime, setting up the game-winning field goal.
Dee Milliner left the field in the second half, but the Jets cornerback was able to return.
Rob Gronkowski was strong in his return, catching four passes for 98 yards.
Jeremy Kerley could be a very interesting player moving forward, especially for fantasy teams dealing with wide receiver injuries. He finished with 97 yards and a touchdown, quickly becoming one of Smith's favorite targets.
Tom Brady was a fantasy dud, as he failed to complete 50-percent of his passes and threw for just 228 yards and an interception in the loss.
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