FOXBORO — What made Julian Edelman‘s night so remarkable wasn’t the career high 13 catches on 18 targets or his 78 yards receiving. It was the fact that he did it all when there were no other viable options for Tom Brady.

With Danny Amendola, Rob Gronkowski, Shane Vereen and Zach Sudfeld all sidelined, the load fell on Edelman and he responded.

FOXBORO -- Ugly is as ugly does.

On many levels, the NFL Network's showcase game on Thursday night was a study in ineptitude for the NFL.



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FOXBORO — The Patriots pushed out to 2-0 on the season Thursday night with a sloppy 13-10 win over the Jets at Gillette Stadium.

FOXBORO — Not that it comes as much of a surprise but Bill Belichick has had his contract extended beyond this season, according to a report from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Belichick signed a contract in 2007 that was set to expire after the 2013 season. Rapoport reported Thursday night that is no longer the case.

“He’ll be coaching a long time,” a source told Rapoport.

FOXBORO — The Patriots will be without their top two tight ends and their top receiver when they take on the Jets Thursday night as Zach Sudfeld (hamstring), Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm) and Danny Amendola (groin) are all inactive.

Amendola is missing the game after re-injuring his groin last Sunday while Gronkowski is out again as he recovers from offseason back and forearm surgeries.

FOXBORO — Danny Amendola will miss between two and six weeks of action after tweaking a groin injury in the season-opening win over the Bills last Sunday, according to a report from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Amendola was listed on the first injury report of the season with a groin injury and played with no apparent issues in the first quarter. But on a crossing route in the end zone late in the second quarter Sunday, he reached for his groin and sat out the remainder of the half.

FOXBORO — Warm and humid conditions are expected for the home opener at Gillette Stadium as the Patriots battle the Jets at 8:25 p.m.

Temperatures are expected in the low 70s with humidity around 85 percent and a southerly breeze at 15 MPH at kickoff. Skies are expected to be mostly clear at the start but that could change drastically later on as there is a chance of severe weather rolling through the Foxboro area.

There is a 40 percent chance of severe thunderstorms at 11 p.m., with temperatures hovering around 70.

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The Patriots picked up rookie defensive tackle Chris Jones off waivers Wednesday from Tampa.

A sixth-round pick out of Bowling Green by the Texans, he was released by Houston on Aug. 31. The 6-foot-1, 302-pounder gives New England more depth at defensive tackle, and figures to be alongside Joe Vellano when it comes to competing for playing time behind starters Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly.

FOXBORO — When it comes to injury news, Patriots fans are looking for the slightest glimmer of hope.

And a slight glimmer is exactly what they got on Wednesday as Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski were not officially ruled out for Thursday night’s home opener against the Jets at Gillette Stadium.