The Jets did not sack Brady, but Rex Ryan's constant blitzes -- at times using six or seven men to rush the passer -- were effective enough to throw the Patriots offense off its game. The Jets hurried Brady 15 times and knocked him down another five times. A week after holding Andre Johnson to four catches and 35 yards, Jets CB Darrelle Revis blanketed Randy Moss and limited him to four catches for 24 yards.
The Patriots committed 11 penalties for 89 yards, including three for delay of game -- two of them coming on consecutive plays in the third quarter. On Thursday, Ryan left phone messages for Jets season ticket holders soliciting their participation. His tactic seemed to have worked; the home crowd provided the Jets a loud 12th man.
The Patriots were held without an offensive touchdown for the first time since Dec. 10, 2006 (vs. Miami). ... The game was the 100th meeting between the two teams who enetered the game tied 49-49-1 in the overall series. ... Ryan is the first Jets head coach to start 2-0 since Al Groh led New York to a 4-0 start in 2000. ... Patriots WR Wes Welker was inactive due to a knee injury. ... Jets CB Lito Sheppard left with a quad injury in the first half and did not return.