The Jets fought to the end, including recovering this onside kick late in the fourth quarter. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)FOXBORO --  The Jets are who we thought they were.



MIKE PETRAGLIA

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FOXBORO — That was not how Brandon LaFell imagined coming back to NFL game action after a career-long layoff due to injury.

Rob Gronkowski had more than 100 yards receiving for the 18th time in his career Sunday. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)FOXBORO -- When all else fails, find Gronk.



FOXBORO — If you were expecting an emotional Darrelle Revis smiling or on the verge of tears Sunday for his return to Gillette Stadium, you don’t know much about him.

FOXBORO — Well, that was different for Tom Brady.

FOXBORO — Although it was more than three points like the past four meetings between the two teams, the Jets battled the Patriots right until the end, but it wasn’t enough.

FOXBORO — There were plenty of nervous moments throughout the contest, but in the end, the Patriots were able to escape from Gillette Stadium Sunday with a 30-23 win over the Jets.

FOXBORO –€” Three quarters are in the books here at Gillette Stadium, and the Jets lead 17-16.

FOXBORO — The return of Darrelle Revis is not a bitter pill for Jonathan Kraft and the Patriots to swallow.

FOXBORO — The following players are inactive for Sunday’s game against the Jets: defensive end Jabaal Sheard, offensive lineman Marcus Cannon, linebacker Rufus Johnson, running back Dion Lewis, running back Brandon Bolden, offensive lineman Shaq Mason and wide receiver Keshawn Martin.