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Patriots beat Jets, 13-10, in ugly offensive game

  • New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) celebrates his touchdown against the New York Jets with wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins, right, in the first quarter an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) celebrates his touchdown against the New York Jets with wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins, right, in the first quarter an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes against the New York Jets in the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes against the New York Jets in the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith throws a pass as he warms up for the Jets' NFL football game against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith throws a pass as he warms up for the Jets' NFL football game against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shouts as he takes the field before an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shouts as he takes the field before an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New York Jets coach Rex Ryan watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New York Jets coach Rex Ryan watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) catches a pass in front of New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (91) and heads for the goal with the game's first touchdown first quarter an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) catches a pass in front of New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (91) and heads for the goal with the game's first touchdown first quarter an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New York Jets outside linebacker Calvin Pace (97) closes in as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) releases a pass in the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New York Jets outside linebacker Calvin Pace (97) closes in as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) releases a pass in the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) scoops up a fumble by New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill, right, after he was knocked to the ground by Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) in first quarter an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) scoops up a fumble by New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill, right, after he was knocked to the ground by Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) in first quarter an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) runs with a fumble he recovered from New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill (84) in first quarter an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) runs with a fumble he recovered from New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill (84) in first quarter an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) scoops up a fumble by New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill, right, after he was knocked to the ground by Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) scoops up a fumble by New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill, right, after he was knocked to the ground by Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) scoops up a fumble by New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill, right, after he was knocked to the ground by Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) scoops up a fumble by New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill, right, after he was knocked to the ground by Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) hands off to Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) against the New England Patriots in the first quarter an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) hands off to Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) against the New England Patriots in the first quarter an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) follows through on a pass in front of New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) follows through on a pass in front of New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Injured New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, who normally throws right-handed, flips the ball with his left hand before the Jets' NFL football game against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Injured New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, who normally throws right-handed, flips the ball with his left hand before the Jets' NFL football game against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Wounded veterans and Boston Marathon bombing survivors who lost limbs are honored on the field  before an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Wounded veterans and Boston Marathon bombing survivors who lost limbs are honored on the field before an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib, left, intercepts a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) in front of  Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib, left, intercepts a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) in front of Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib, left, intercepts a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) in front of Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib, left, intercepts a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) in front of Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • New York Jets running back Bilal Powell runs against the New England Patriots during the third quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New York Jets running back Bilal Powell runs against the New England Patriots during the third quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) runs past New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (75) during the third quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) runs past New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (75) during the third quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, right, sacks New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) during the third quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New England Patriots defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, right, sacks New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) during the third quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib, left, intercepts a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) in front of  Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib, left, intercepts a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) in front of Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson can't make the reception on a pass from Tom Brady during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson can't make the reception on a pass from Tom Brady during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) celebrates his touchdown against the New York Jets with wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins, right, in the first quarter an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes against the New York Jets in the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith throws a pass as he warms up for the Jets' NFL football game against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shouts as he takes the field before an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New York Jets coach Rex Ryan watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) catches a pass in front of New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (91) and heads for the goal with the game's first touchdown first quarter an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New York Jets outside linebacker Calvin Pace (97) closes in as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) releases a pass in the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) scoops up a fumble by New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill, right, after he was knocked to the ground by Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) in first quarter an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) runs with a fumble he recovered from New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill (84) in first quarter an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) scoops up a fumble by New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill, right, after he was knocked to the ground by Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) scoops up a fumble by New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill, right, after he was knocked to the ground by Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) hands off to Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) against the New England Patriots in the first quarter an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) follows through on a pass in front of New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Injured New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, who normally throws right-handed, flips the ball with his left hand before the Jets' NFL football game against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Wounded veterans and Boston Marathon bombing survivors who lost limbs are honored on the field  before an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib, left, intercepts a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) in front of  Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib, left, intercepts a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) in front of Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • New York Jets running back Bilal Powell runs against the New England Patriots during the third quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) runs past New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (75) during the third quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • New England Patriots defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, right, sacks New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) during the third quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib, left, intercepts a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) in front of  Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson can't make the reception on a pass from Tom Brady during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – One picture-perfect pass started the New England Patriots toward an ugly win.

Tom Brady threw a 39-yard touchdown to a wide-open Aaron Dobson on the game’s first series before both offenses played as sloppily as the second-half weather, and the Patriots got by the New York Jets, 13-10, last night.

Brady had trouble connecting with his rookie-filled receiving corps, while Jets rookie Geno Smith was sacked four times when he took too much time to find someone to throw to.

The Patriots (2-0) managed just nine first downs after leading the NFL in points and yards last season.

The Jets (1-1) cut the lead to 13-10 on Bilal Powell’s 3-yard touchdown run with 5:05 left in the third quarter. But Smith threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter, two to Aqib Talib and one to Alfonzo Dennard. Talib’s second with 38 seconds left sealed the victory.

With wide receiver Danny Amendola, tight end Rob Gronkowski and running back Shane Vereen all sidelined, Brady was without three of his top offensive players. He was left with just two tight ends and four wide receivers, three of them rookies.

In the second half, the teams had to deal with a torrential downpour that started at intermission.

On the 17 possessions in the first half, there were 11 punts, a lost fumble, one missed field goal, three field goals and a touchdown.

The officials didn’t have a very good half, either, with one touchdown by each team and a lost fumble by New England’s Julian Edelman being overturned by video review.

The only touchdown of the half came on the first series when Brady hit Dobson down the right side. It was the first reception for the second-round draft choice, who missed the opening 23-21 win over the Buffalo Bills with a hamstring injury.

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.

The win was the Patriots’ 12th straight against an AFC opponent and fifth in a row against the Jets.

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