Folk’s game-winning FG sends Patriots to ninth straight win over Jets

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New England Patriots escaped with a win. In fact, they needed a game-winning field goal to defeat the worst team in the NFL.

The Patriots defeated the New York Jets, 30-27, on Monday Night Football at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers runs with the ball after making a reception against the New York Jets
Jakobi Meyers runs with the ball after making a reception against the New York Jets (Photo by the New England Patriots/Twitter)

With the win, the Patriots improved to 3-5 on the season. This was their first road win in 2020 on the road.

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In fact, with the road win, they are now 1-3 away from Gillette Stadium.

The Jets are 0-9 on the season, including 0-5 at home.

The Patriots lead the all-time series 68-54-1. New England has won nine straight games in the series.

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New York has not won in the series since December 27, 2015 when the team won 26-20 in overtime.

In the past 10-years, the Patriots have lost just four times to the Jets.

Patriots quarterback Cam Newton went 27 of 35 for 274 yards.

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Damien Harris had 14 carries for 71 yards. Jakobi Meyers had 12 receptions for 169 yards.

Jets quarterback Joe Flacco went 18 of 25 for 262 yards. He had three touchdown passes and one interception.

Frank Gore had 12 carries for 46 yards. Breshad Perriman had five receptions for 101 yards and two touchdowns.

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Newton had two rushing touchdowns for the Patriots. Rex Burkhead also scored a rushing touchdown, too.

Patriots kicker Nick Folk has made three field goals, including the game-winning 51 yard field goal, as time expires.

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Perriman had the aforementioned two touchdown receptions. Jamison Crowder — who missed the past two games with a groin injury — also had a touchdown reception.

Jets kicker Sergio Castillo also made two fields.

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