Patriots Cruise Past Jets 26-6, Lock up #1 Seed in AFC

Patriots Ask Fans To Bundle Up For Sunday's Game

The Philadelphia Eagles, who had already clinched the top seed, with a bye and home field advantage, in the NFC, ended the regular-season with a 6-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Some may have looked at this season finale as one that wasn't very important, and a lot of fans believed the New England Patriots should have sat their starters.

Even so, the Browns claimed a dubious place in National Football League history, joining the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams to finish an National Football League season 0-16.

A thermometer was hung in the Jets' tunnel on Sunday.

With4:14 left to play in the half, Tom Brady capped off a 10 play, 73-yard drive with a five-yard touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks to put the Patriots up 14-3 after a Stephen Gostkowski extra point was good. That season's AFC title game was played in Denver, not in Foxborough. Tight end Rob Gronkowski was healthy and on the field but all but absent from the offense, with no catches.




James Harrison, signed by New England last Tuesday after being cut by Pittsburgh, had two sacks - on consecutive plays to end the game - and finished with five total tackles and a forced fumble.

NY was contained throughout the entire day on defense as they were held to just 247 total yards on the day, but the Pats were not able to force a single turnover.

Belichick used every opportunity to remind the Jets of those harsh conditions by putting thermometers in the Jets' tunnel for when they take the field along with courtesy thermometers behind the NY bench. There will be a distinct feeling of inevitability to the AFC playoffs when they begin.

But the Jets could not create the same problem for the Patriots that the Dolphins created for them two years ago.

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