The third quarter went much like the first half for the Patriots, with New England having their way once again with New York as they currently lead 31-3 at the end of three quarters of play.
They seemed to catch a break after LaDainian Tomlinson fumbled the football and Dane Fletcher failed to fall on the football and allowed him to recover. The Jets drove all the way down inside New England’s 9-yard line, but Brandon Spikes picked off Sanchez and killed that drive.
Tom Brady then turned around and marched them down the field, with Aaron Hernandez making a 35-yard reception which helped set up an 18-yard touchdown from Wes Welker. That touchdown was Brady’s 251st career TD pass, tying Drew Bledsoe for 13th place all-time.
Sanchez was then picked off again on their next drive by Devin McCourty, who blanketed Braylon Edwards and made the interception. Danny Woodhead then caught a short pass from Brady and took off for 50-yards, helping set up a 1st and 10 at the Jets 12-yard line.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis then carried the ball 11-yards down to the one and they’re knocking on the door for yet another touchdown. Aaron Hernandez just caught the opening score of the fourth quarter, and they now lead 38-3.
Woodhead now has 104-yards receiving as a result of his big reception and is the leading receiver in terms of yards to this point.