I think our whole team … No, I don't think it was any one guy or any one thing. I think the whole team just had it. Sometimes when you're the head coach and you're in front of the team you can kind of feel it and sometimes you can't, but I definitely felt it Wednesday. I thought that whatever happened over the weekend was gone, we were onto the Jets. We knew it was a huge game for us, big division game, and they obviously had beaten us the first game and they could close the gap with a win here today. I think the players were very determined to have a good week of preparation and as usually that kind of preparation is reflected in the performance on Sunday. I think it was an overall team thing, I don't think it was any one guy.
talks about Welker getting free and going long for a 43-yard reception.
Well, it looked like they were trying to blitz us and I think they bailed out at the last second. But at that point Wes was already running up the field, so you know, he mailboxed his hand - which he normally doesn't do. It's hard to see because he's about 5-foot-7, but he made a great play, a great catch, and that was a big play for us. We really needed that one.
"What last week? (laughter) I mean, it's always that way. Even after a win, we always think we have to move forward from this game. The only thing that was going to help us was coming in here and getting a win. This definitely makes it better. You couldn't let last week beat us twice. We came here and were focused on the Jets."
- Game Notes. Records hit, milestones reached, team and player stats from the game. vs. Jets:
- Erik Scalavino recaps the win and offers seven reasons why the Pats beat the Jets.
- Post Game Pressers: Bill Belichick (8 min.), Tom Brady (5:33 min.), Leigh Bodden (6:12 min.), Wes Welker (5 min.) Plus Transcripts.
- Post Game Quotes: Jets and Patriots.
Easton grandmother wins $300,000 in Million Dollar Drive at Gillette Stadium yesterday.
- Ian Rapoport reports yesterday's win over the Jets demonstrated how the Patriots were able to pick themselves up and play with a purpose.
- Shalise Manza Young sees Patriots bounce back from Indy loss with total rout of Jets.
- Adam Kilgore reports the Patriots bullied the Jets into five turnovers, in their rebound win.
- Karen Guregian noted the Patriots defense came out with their swagger intact Sunday.
- Chris Gasper writes the NFL hath no fury like a defense scorned and Mark Sanchez and the Jets learned that the hard way yesterday.
- Robert Lee points out that Leigh Bodden really had Sanchez' number. His preparation paid off with three picks.
- Chris Forsberg notes Tom Brady coolly handled the pressure brought by the Jets' defense.
- Albert Breer focuses on the stellar play of Vince Wilfork. Out of the limelight, but hugely valuable.
- Mike Reiss hands out his Three Stars to Welker, Banta-Cain and Bodden, and his three that need improvement - the punt team, Brett Lockett (2 special teams penalties) and Jonathan Wilhite.
- Ron Borges lists his Best and Worst of Sunday's win over the Jets.
- Bob Ryan says this game was all Welker all day long.
- Jim Donaldson observes pint-sized Welker once again comes up huge for Patriots.
- Ron Borges noted that while Moss was being shut down by Revis, the Jets were being run over by the 185-pound Welker, whose 192 yards were the third-highest total in team history.
- Mike Reiss offers a high-five to Laurence Maroney, who is the first Patriot in more than a decade to record a rushing touchdown in five consecutive games.
- Mike Reiss offers some notable extra points from the 31-14 win.
- Boston Herald Patriots player of the game nominees: Bodden, Welker, Brady and Belichick.
- Steve Buckley says for a team that makes plenty of headlines, the NY Jets are perennial underachievers.
Mike Reiss notes the Patriots gave LB Eric Alexander a 1-year contract extension.
- NFL Game Center New York Jets at New England Patriots. Recap, stats, analysis and that nifty highlight video.
- Tim Graham (ESPN) Welker's day one for the books.
- Tim Graham (ESPN) Sanchise putting Jets in default.
- Tim Graham (ESPN) Despite TD, Revis wins rematch with Moss. Pats had the last laugh.
- Peter King (SI) MMQB: Matthew Stafford, Matt Cassel lead way in Week 11.
Alan Schwarz (NY Times) NFL to shift in its handling of concussions.
VIEW FROM NEW YORK
- Greg Bishop (NY Times) Patriots crush Jets' slim playoff hopes.
- Mark Cannizzaro (NY Post) Pitiful effort, 4 Sanchez INTs all but KO playoffs.
- Gary Myers (NY Daily News) Rex Ryan's tears fail to inspire Jets as Patriots roast Gang Green.
- Rich Cimini (NY Daily News) Mark Sanchez' five turnovers help Patriots dismantle Jets 31-14.
- George Willis (NY Post) Off-the-Mark's growing pains hurtin' Gang Green.
- William C. Rhoden (NY Times) Jets' Sanchez needs time to learn to be NFL quarterback.
- Brian Costello (NY Post) Jets defense has no answer for Wes.
- Hank Gola (NY Daily News) New England's Wes Welker grounds New York Jets defense with 15 catches for 192 yards.
- Manish Mehta (Newark Star-Ledger) Jets cornerback Darelle Revis again shuts down Patriots star Randy Moss.
- Mark Cannizzaro (NY Post) Pats rub it in.