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Ben Volin | On football

Offensive line obviously a problem area for Patriots

Anyone watching the game could tell: The Patriots’ offensive line was getting whipped by the Jets.

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Jamie Collins intercepted a pass in the third quarter intended for Jets tight end Joe Amaro.

Rob Gronkowski scored a touchdown to put the Patriots ahead, 7-0, in the first half.

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Rob Gronkowski scored a touchdown to put the Patriots ahead, 7-0, in the first half.

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Danny Amendola ran past Jets place kicker Nick Folk in the second quarter.

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Tom Brady threw to Danny Amendola.

Jonas Gray celebrated after scoring a touchdown to put the Patriots ahead in the fourth quarter.

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Jonas Gray celebrated after scoring a touchdown to put the Patriots ahead in the fourth quarter.

Tom Brady raised his arms after Gray's touchdown.

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Tom Brady raised his arms after Gray's touchdown.

Tom Brady was sacked shortly before the end of the first half.

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Tom Brady was sacked shortly before the end of the first half.

 Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland celebrated his touchdown in the first half.

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Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland celebrated his touchdown in the first half.

Jets running back Chris Ivory carried the ball in the first half.

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Jets running back Chris Ivory carried the ball in the first half.

Jets' defensive end Sheldon Richardson celebrated his sack of Brady.

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Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson celebrated his sack of Brady.

Danny Amendola leaped to avoid the Jets' Calvin Pryor in the first quarter.

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Danny Amendola leaped to avoid the Jets' Calvin Pryor in the first quarter.

Tom Brady dropped back for a pass in the first half.

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Tom Brady dropped back for a pass in the first half.

Vince Wilfork (right) helped take down the Jets' Percy Harvin.

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Vince Wilfork (right) helped take down the Jets' Percy Harvin.

Tom Brady was sacked by the Jets' defense in the first half.

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Tom Brady was sacked by the Jets' defense in the first half.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-6898.jpg After narrow win, how do you like Patriots’ chances?

The Patriots did what was necessary to defeat the Jets, but Rex Ryan demonstrated how to attack New England.

Patriots 17, Jets 16

Patriots survive scare from Jets, clinch playoff bye

Jonas Gray’s fourth-quarter touchdown run lifted the Patriots over their AFC East rivals.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/fe11c820b2ef45e2b044cda059040356-fe11c820b2ef45e2b044cda059040356-0-6934--90x90.jpg Jets coach Rex Ryan says loss was the same old story

Ryan credited Bill Belichick, but he lamented the Jets’ missed opportunities in the red zone.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Lee_patspacker8_spts-6892.jpg Vince Wilfork says Patriots defense rose to occasion when needed

A Dont’a Hightower sack forced the Jets to try a 52-yard field goal, which Wilfork partially blocked.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/460752382-6901--90x90.jpg Tom Brady says Patriots’ offense couldn’t find rhythm vs. Jets

New England totaled just 231 yards in its victory over New York and Brady was sacked four times.

Ben Volin | Instant Analysis

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/afe4d85b3161416dbb39121d78ffa924-afe4d85b3161416dbb39121d78ffa924-0.jpg It was ugly, but credit Patriots for escaping with a win

The Patriots’ offensive line gave Tom Brady very little time, and the defense was forced to bail out the offense again in Sunday’s win.

Belichick era database

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Look back on the Boston Globe’s coverage of every game the Patriots have played since Bill Belichick became the head coach in 2000.

Past seasons

2013 season recap

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_neden5_spts-10061-13863--90x90.jpg An ugly end in Denver

Track the high and low points of the Patriots’ 2013 season before their eventual loss to the Broncos in the AFC title game.

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