FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (CBS4) – Mark Sanchez threw three touchdown passes, Tom Brady was sacked five times and the trash-talking New York Jets reached their second straight AFC championship game with a stunning 28-21 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday.
It was the third consecutive playoff loss for the Patriots and their jet-setting star. Brady completed 29 of 45 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns, one of them in the final minutes when the game was essentially out of reach.
New York led its fierce rival 14-3 at halftime before Brady’s 2-yard touchdown pass to Alge Crumpler and Sammy Morris’ run for a 2-point conversion made it 14-11 late in the third quarter. But Sanchez came right back with a 7-yard scoring pass to Santonio Holmes and finished the upset with Shonn Greene’s 16-yard touchdown run.
The Jets (13-5) kept Ryan’s prediction of a Super Bowl appearance alive. The Jets now advance to the AFC championship. They’ll play the Steelers in Pittsburgh next Sunday.
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