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Patriots lead Jets 42-12 in 4th quarter

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Patriots lead Jets 42-12 in 4th quarter

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Tom Brady and the New England Patriots led the turnover-prone New York Jets 42-12 early in the fourth quarter Thursday night.

Brady threw for three touchdown passes and had a scoring run. New England turned four New York turnovers into touchdowns as they piled up 35 points in the second quarter to break the game open.

Brady opened the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker on the first play of the second quarter, and the Jets made it easy for the Patriots after that.

Shonn Greene's fumble gave the ball back to the Patriots, and Brady needed only one play, an 83-yard pass to Shane Vereen to put New England up 14-0.

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez fumbled on New York's next possession, and Steve Gregory scooped up the loose ball for a 32-yard return and a 21-0 lead.

And the Jets gave them one more.

Joe McKnight fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Julian Edelman ran it in from 22 yards, New England's third touchdown in a 52-second span.

Brady hit Edelman with 56-yard scoring pass with 3:08 left as the Patriots widened the lead to 35-0, and Jets fans started chanting for Tim Tebow to replace Sanchez.

The Jets finally scored on Nick Folk's 32-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining.

In the third, the Jets heard a chorus of boos from the home crowd when they failed to score on four tries from the 3 with Greene stopped on fourth down from a half-yard out.

The Jets did wind up with two points on the exchange when Patriots running back Stevan Ridley was called for a chop block in the end zone, giving the Jets a safety that reduced the Patriots lead to 35-5.

The safety gave the Jets possession of the ball, and they converted for their first touchdown with 4:41 left in the quarter. New York needed only four plays to cover 71 yards with Bilal Powell running in from 4 yards.

In the fourth, Brady sneaked in from the 1 to give New England a 42-12 lead.

The Patriots played without star tight end Rob Gronkowski. He's expected to miss at least a month because of a broken left forearm.

New England activated tight end Aaron Hernandez. He missed the last three games because of an ankle injury.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick needs a victory to become the eighth NFL coach to reach 200 wins.

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NFC East Update: Redskins, Eagles, Cowboys muddled at the top, but Giants mess at bottom

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NFC East Update: Redskins, Eagles, Cowboys muddled at the top, but Giants mess at bottom

The Redskins wasted a big opportunity to jump to the front of the NFC East standings with an ugly loss to the Colts. The good news, however, is that nobody in the division got to 2-0 either, and the standings look quite jumbled through two weeks. 

Here's the weekly update:

Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)

That loud noise you heard were jaws dropping around the NFL when the Buccaneers and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick posted 27 points on the Eagles. Tampa's hot start under Fitzpatrick is a story for a different day, but the vaunted Philadelphia defense looked quite beatable on their recent trip to Florida.

That loss will soon be forgotten though as QB Carson Wentz is set to return this weekend for the Eagles. Before he went down with a knee injury late last season, Wentz was an MVP candidate and a touchdown machine. He returns to a banged up Philly squad, particularly at wide receiver. The Eagles will need Wentz magic right away, and their defense to get back to normal, to again look like defending Super Bowl Champs. 

Up next: 9/23 vs Colts

Washington Redskins (1-1)

After a dominant Week 1 win in Arizona, the Redskins played a terrible game in their home opener, losing to Indianapolis 21-9. Almost everything that worked so well in Week 1 - the run game and stopping the run - didn't work in Week 2.

Jay Gruden, Alex Smith and the defensive line all need to be better to have a chance in Week 3 against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Two disturbing trends for Washington: lack of production at WR and lack of pressure on opposing QBs. Ryan Kerrigan needs to get going for Washington, quick. 

Up next: 9/23 vs Packers

Dallas Cowboys (1-1)

The Cowboys offense looked bad Week 1 against the Panthers, and only looked slightly better Week 2 against the Giants. The good news is the Cowboys defensive front looks strong. They sacked Eli Manning six times last week and dominated rookie RB Saquon Barkley.

At some point the Cowboys will need to score, and that doesn't look easy. QB Dak Prescott is averaging less than 150 yards per game, good for 30th in the NFL. Dallas will continue to lean on its run game, but if the passing doesn't improve even Ezekiel Elliott won't find much room against defenses stacked to stop him. 

Up next: 9/23 @ Seattle

New York Giants (0-2)

Things look ugly in New York. In two games, the Giants have scored just 29 points and Eli Manning has been sacked eight times. Rookie RB Saquon Barkley looks like a big time talent, but outside of one big run in Week 1, hasn't been able to consistently move the ball.

The discussion in New York is heating up if the Giants messed up by drafting Barkley with the second overall pick when so many strong QB prospects were available. It doesn't help that the New York Jets took Sam Darnold with the third overall pick, and he looks like the real deal. After all, Manning is 37. 

Up next: 9/23 @ Houston

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Capitals vs. Bruins preseason Game 2: Time, TV Channel, Live stream, how to watch

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Capitals vs. Bruins preseason Game 2: Time, TV Channel, Live stream, how to watch

Hockey season is back, and the reigning Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals continue their preseason schedule against the Boston Bruins, this time at Capital One Arena.  

While the banner-raising ceremony is still a month away, the Capitals play their second preseason game against the Bruins Tuesday night, after their opener Sunday in Boston.

The Bruins are one of the four teams the Capitals will face in preseason play, along with the Canadiens, Hurricanes, and Blues.

The Bruins will then return to the nation's capital early next month to take on the Caps in the first game of the 2018-19 NHL regular season. But first, it's time to get back on the ice for Game 2 of the seven-game preseason schedule.

CAPITALS-BRUINS PRESEASON GAME 2: HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

When: Tuesday, September, 18, 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Capitals-Bruins preseason game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals-Bruins preseason on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page.

Radio: Caps Radio 24/7

CAPITALS-BRUINS PRESEASON TV SCHEDULE:

6:00 PM: Washington Capitals: My Day with the Cup (R)
6:30 PM: Beyond the Scoreboard: Zach Leonsis (R)
7:00 PM: NHL Preseason: Boston Bruins @ Capitals (LIVE)
9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live (LIVE)

 

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