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Jets gift 200th to Belichick

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tom Brady and the Patriots turned four Jets turnovers into touchdowns during a 35-point second quarter on their way to a 49-19 victory on Thursday.

In all, New York committed five turnovers, including an interception by Mark Sanchez.

New England's scoring explosion came a week after it put up 59 against the Colts, and it helped Bill Belichick become the eighth NFL coach with 200 career victories, including the playoffs.

Brady opened the scoring with a 3-yard pass to Wes Welker on the first play of the second quarter. From there, the Jets made it easy for the Patriots.

Shonn Greene's fumble gave the ball back, and Brady needed one play, an 83-yard pass to Shane Vereen, to go up 14-0.

Sanchez fumbled, and Steve Gregory scooped it up for a 32-yard return and 21-0 lead.

Joe McKnight fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and Julian Edelman ran it in from 22 yards, New England's third touchdown in a 52-second span. Only two other times had a team scored three touchdowns in less than a minute since the NFL-American Football League merger in 1970, according to the Elias Sports Bureau: the Seahawks against the Falcons in 2002 and Falcons against the Panthers in 1998.

Brady hit Edelman with 56-yard touchdown with 3:08 left as the Patriots widened the lead to 35-0 and Jets fans started chanting for Tim Tebow to replace Sanchez. They never got him. Coach Rex Ryan said Tebow, who was questionable with a rib injury, could have played in the wildcat if the game was close.

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