Drew Bledsoe overcame a disastrous start and a 21-0 first half deficit to lead the Patriots to a 31-27 come-from-behind victory over the New York Jets. Two of Bledsoe's first three pass attempts were intercepted. Then on the Patriots' third possession of the game, he lost a fumble while trying to avoid a sack. At the end of the first quarter, Bledsoe was 0-for-4 with two interceptions and a lost fumble, which resulted in a Jets touchdown to give the Jets a 7-0 lead. But, Bledsoe responded by completing 24 of his final 30 passes for 297 yards and three touchdowns. Jets RB Adrian Murrell game the jets a 210 advantage in the second after scoring two 1-yard touchdowns. The patriots gained some redemption with an 8-play, 80-yard scoring drive just before the half, capped by a 26-yard field goal by K Nick Lowery to take a 7-point lead entering the fourth quarter.
Bledsoe took control in the fourth, directing tow 9-polay scoring drives (of 72 and 59 yards) and completing 11 of 13 pass attempts, including touchdown passes of 17 yards to Ben Coates and 2 yards to Keith Byars. Bledsoe's pass to Byars gave the Patriots their first lead of the game with 4:03 remaining, 31-27. In the final four minutes of the game, the Jets drive 76 yards on 11 plays and threatened to regain the lead with less that a minute to play from the Patriots' 11-yard line, but failed to connect on four consecutive pass attempts and turned the ball over on downs with just :17 left on the clock to give the Patriots their seventh victory of the season.