Wide receiver Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots makes a catch for a touchdown as LaRon Landry #30 defends during the first quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium on November 22, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - In less than a minute, the Thanksgiving football nightcap went from competitive to a one-sided blowout.
An 83-yard Shane Vereen TD reception and a pair of fumble recoveries for touchdowns by Steve Gregory and Julian Edelman during a 56-second stretch in the second quarter paved the way for a Patriots' 49-19 blowout victory over the New York Jets.
Tom Brady completed 18-of-28 passes for 323 yards while tossing three touchdowns and adding another on the ground for New England (8-3), which scored at least 40 points for the third time in its last four games.
Four days after winning in St. Louis, the Jets (4-7) were decimated by turnovers by the offense and special teams. They had four in the first half and finished with five for the game.
Mark Sanchez threw for 301 yards and a touchdown on 26-of-36 passing, but was intercepted once and lost a fumble that resulted in a Patriots touchdown.
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