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New England Patriots Links 11/23/09 - Pats Give Jets Something To Cry About

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CB Leigh Bodden picks off Mark Sanchez and bolts for the end-zone as S Pat Chung clears Jets' WR Jericho Cotchery out of the way.
CB Leigh Bodden picks off Mark Sanchez and bolts for the end-zone as S Pat Chung clears Jets' WR Jericho Cotchery out of the way.

Bill Belichick discusses the point when he knew his team had gotten over the loss to Indy.

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.

Tom Brady 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.

Adalius Thomas was asked if the win helped ease the loss from last week.

"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."

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