In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:
Gronk returned. What injuries did we have on Sunday? Getting Gronk back should helped. Instead Brady stares him down for a pick 6 which lost us the game. He was awful in the second half.
There were plenty of problems to go around in this game--and that is NO excuse for Brady's sub-par performance.
However, you have the Jets moving the ball very well against the Pats D in their first 3 possessions, and if not for that pick six that Smith threw, the Jets would have scored 13 - 17 pts in their first three possessions.
Pats also had some poor special teams play - completely aside from the OT penalty fiasco - one penalty negated a PR by Edelman that had the Pats in Jets' territory, and another that allowed a big return by Cribbs in the 3rd quarter that set up the last FG by NYJ. Any one of those plays could be considered to have cost us the game as well.
Hats off to the Jets for doing what they had to do to stay alive in that game. They beat us in all 3 phases of the game.