1:00 PM ET, January 7, 2007
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Bill Belichick and Tom Brady won three Super Bowls with Eric Mangini on their side.
As Chad Pennington went, so went the New York Jets in their 10 wins and six losses in 2006. The quarterback's so-so stats on Sunday were not enough to overcome the Patriots in their AFC wild-card game.
The New England Patriots are off to San Diego for the AFC divisional playoffs after defeating the Jets 37-16 on Sunday. Which team has the better receivers? Which coach will be more prepared? How big a home-field advantage do the Chargers have?• Tell SportsNation what you think.
Tom Brady passed for 212 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Patriots' 37-16 victory over the Jets. Brady has started 12 postseason games, and he has thrown no INTs in eight of them. The only quarterback with as many INT-less postseason starts as Brady is Joe Montana, who did it nine times in nearly twice as many starts (23).
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Patriots backup Vinny Testaverde, who played for the Jets for seven seasons, took a knee to end the game. ... New England, which led 17-10 at halftime, improved to 15-0 when they lead after two quarters in the postseason. ... Pennington finished 23-of-40 for 300 yards and one touchdown and an interception. ... Nugent had three field goals, extending his streak of kicks made to 21.
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Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.8||4.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-3||3-6|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||12:00||Corey Dillon, 11 yd run (Stephen Gostkowski kick is good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 65 yds, 3:07
|FG||2:39||Mike Nugent 28 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 4 plays, 5 yds, 1:30
|TD||14:56||Jerricho Cotchery, 77 yd pass from Chad Pennington (Mike Nugent kick is good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 80 yds, 0:17
|FG||11:00||Stephen Gostkowski 20 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 10 plays, 56 yds, 3:48
|TD||0:14||Daniel Graham, 1 yd pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick is good)|
Drive info: 15 plays, 80 yds, 6:54
|FG||8:22||Mike Nugent 21 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 13 plays, 73 yds, 6:41
|FG||4:28||Stephen Gostkowski 40 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 8 plays, 52 yds, 3:57
|FG||0:07||Stephen Gostkowski 28 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 4 plays, 5 yds, 1:39
|FG||11:43||Mike Nugent 37 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 8 plays, 61 yds, 3:25
|TD||5:21||Kevin Faulk, 7 yd pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick is good)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 63 yds, 6:23
|TD||5:04||Asante Samuel, 36 yd interception return (Stephen Gostkowski kick is good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 0 yds, 0:22