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Week 12 Patriots vs Jets highlights: Rob Gronkowski is back, scores on a 36-yard Tom Brady touchdown pass

New England ties the game at seven.

NFL: New England Patriots at New York Jets
Oct 15, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrate their touchdown against the New York Jets during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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After winning the coin toss and electing to kick off, the New England Patriots started slowly into their week 12 game against the New York Jets. While they forced a punt on the first series, they fell behind 7-0 on the second. However, the Patriots responded in style and quickly marched down the field to tie the game again.

First, quarterback Tom Brady hit wide receiver Josh Gordon for a 23-yard gain. On the next play, Brady connected with Chris Hogan for 20. And while it looked like the series would stall after an incomplete pass on 3rd and 2, the Jets gave the Patriots another chance: they did not decline an offensive pass interference penalty and instead set New England up with a 3rd and 12. This is what happened on that play:

With the Jets playing a two-deep coverage, the Patriots decided to attack down the seam and Brady threw a perfect pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski. The 29-year old made a good, contested grab for his first touchdown since opening day.