FOXBOROUGH, Mass. —
It marked the 50th straight game in which Brady has thrown a touchdown pass. Drew Brees, whose streak has ended, holds the NFL record of 54.
Stephen Gostkowski’s 21-yard field goal made it 10-0 before Nick Folk kicked a 37-yarder for the Jets after Smith’s 9-yard pass to Clyde Gates, originally ruled a touchdown, was changed to an incompletion after the replay.
Patriots rookie Ryan Allen tied two team records he’d prefer not to have — 11 punts for 514 yards. That’s two more punts than the team’s total first downs.
Brady completed 19 of 39 passes for 185 yards and one touchdown. Smith was 15 of 35 for 214 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions.
With the rookie wide receivers still learning the offense, Brady relied on veteran Julian Edelman, who caught a career-high 13 passes one week after catching seven for two touchdowns.
The Jets won their opener 18-17 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Folk’s field goal with two seconds to go.