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Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson cannot hang onto a pass as he is pursued by Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton during the first half. (Dec. 6, 2010)

Week 13: Patriots 45, Jets 3

An ugly loss to the Patriots dropped the Jets to 9-3, out of a tie for first place in the AFC East.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left,
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, meets New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan on the field after the Patriots beat the Jets, 45-3. (Dec. 6, 2010)

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick hugs
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick hugs New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez after New England's 45-3 win. (Dec. 6, 2010)

Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets
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Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets attempts to escape the pass rush of Jermaine Cunningham #96 of the New England Patriots. (Dec. 6, 2010)

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Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England
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Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots congratulates BenJarvus Green-Ellis #42 after he scored a 5-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. (Dec. 6, 2010)

James Sanders #36 of the New England Patriots
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James Sanders #36 of the New England Patriots celebrates after he intercepted a pass against the New York Jets. (Dec. 6, 2010)

(L-R) D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Wayne Hunter and Matt Slauson
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(L-R) D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Wayne Hunter and Matt Slauson of the New York Jets look on dejceted late in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots. (Dec. 6, 2010)

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) listens
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New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) listens to his coaches during a time out in the fourth quarter. (Dec. 6, 2010)

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots
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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after the Patriots won 45-3 against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium. (Dec. 6, 2010)

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Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson cannot hang onto
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Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson cannot hang onto a pass as he is pursued by Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton during the first half. (Dec. 6, 2010)

A Patriots fan holds up a sign during
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A Patriots fan holds up a sign during the first quarter against the Jets. (Dec. 6, 2010)

Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch celebrates after catching
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Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch celebrates after catching a touchdown pass during the first half against the Jets. (Dec. 6, 2010)

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez turns to walk off
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Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez turns to walk off the field after failing to convert a third down and short play during the second quarter as New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (27) celebrates. (Dec. 6, 2010)

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady complains to a referee
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady complains to a referee during the second quarter against the Jets. (Dec. 6, 2010)

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The Patriots' Tom Brady reacts after as Jets
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The Patriots' Tom Brady reacts after as Jets safety Brodney Pool, right, looks on after the Patriots scored a touchdown in the second quarter. (Dec. 6, 2010)

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez gets up slowly after
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Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez gets up slowly after he was knocked down in the first quarter by the New England Patriots. (Dec. 6, 2010)

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) looks to pass
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Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) looks to pass under pressure from Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork in the first quarter. (Dec. 6, 2010)

New England's Kyle Arrington (27) breaks up a
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New England's Kyle Arrington (27) breaks up a pass intended for the Jets' Braylon Edwards in the first half. (Dec. 6, 2010)

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez points out a play
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Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez points out a play at the line of scrimmage during the first quarter against the New England Patriots. (Dec. 6, 2010)

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New England's James Sanders, left, tackles Jets tight
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New England's James Sanders, left, tackles Jets tight end Dustin Keller in the first quarter. (Dec. 6, 2010)

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, unloads as Jets
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, unloads as Jets safety Brodney Pool (22) tries to block the pass the during the first quarter. (Dec. 6, 2010)

New England's Tom Brady warms up before his
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New England's Tom Brady warms up before his game against the Jets at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. (Dec. 6, 2010)

Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) gets pumped
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Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) gets pumped up alongside fullback Tony Richardson before their game against the New England Patriots. (Dec. 6, 2010)

Jets head coach Rex Ryan fists bumps one
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Jets head coach Rex Ryan fists bumps one of his coaches as he takes the field before a game against the Patriots. (Dec. 6, 2010)

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Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez smiles as he sets
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Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez smiles as he sets to throw during pregame warmups before facing the New England Patriots. (Dec. 6, 2010)

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady yells as he runs
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady yells as he runs onto the field for pregame warmups prior to facing the Jets. (Dec. 6, 2010)

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