NFL: New York Jets 28, New England 21

Jan. 16, 2011 at 8:11 PM
1 of 3
| License Photo

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Mark Sanchez passed for three touchdowns Sunday and the New York Jets advanced to the AFC Championship Game with a 28-21 victory over New England.

Sanchez found LaDainian Tomlinson and Braylon Edwards with second-period scoring strikes, putting New York ahead for good. The Jets hung on to avenge last month's 45-3 loss to the Patriots by eliminating the AFC's top seed from the post-season.

The Jets advanced to play the Pittsburgh Steelers next week for the right to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.

Sanchez also connected with Santonio Holmes on a 7-yard TD pass early in the fourth quarter to put the Jets up 21-11. He went 16-of-25 through the air for 194 yards and no interceptions.

Jerricho Cotchery made five grabs for 96 yards and Shonn Greene carried the ball 17 times for 76 yards and a score for New York.

Tom Brady completed 29-of-45 passes for 299 yards and two scores for New England, which had an eight-game winning streak snapped. He was intercepted once.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Cowherd has very awkward interview with Michigan's Harbaugh
Report: QB Miller to stay at Ohio State
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
Venable, San Diego Padres pass St. Louis Cardinals
A-Rod, New York Yankees negotiating compromise over HR bonus