4:05 PM ET, September 23, 2001
FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- Herman Edwards wasn't about to keep the game ball from his first victory as an NFL head coach. He knew it belonged to the city of New York.
Jets running back Curtis Martin carried 24 times for 106 yards.
I don't think we can determine that yet. Let's wait to answer that question after they've played a better offense. The Patriots don't have a great offense, and the Jets had a new defensive line Sunday. So let's hold our praise for the Jets' defense until they play (and stop) some better competition.
ESPN.com NFL analyst Vinny Cerrato has served as director of player personnel for the Redskins and 49ers.
Patriots RT Greg Robinson-Randall did not return after injuring his right arm late in the first quarter. ... Martin rushed for at least 100 yards for the 31st time in his NFL career -- 20 with the Jets and 11 with the Patriots. ... New England released WR Torrance Small and signed LB Matt Chatham. ... Martin caught three passes for 10 yards, giving him 116 total yards for the game. That gave him 10,001 from scrimmage for his seven-year career.