Marcus Jones scored the first punt return for a touchdown as the Patriots topped the Jets 10-3 in Foxboro.
With the game tied at three in the final minute, the Jets punted the ball away after a big stop by New England's defense.
Pats' rookie Marcus Jones returned the punt 84 yards to score the game-winning touchdown with five seconds remaining.
Both teams struggled to move the ball on offense.
The Patriots' defense sacked Jets' quarterback Zach Wilson four times.
Mac Jones was sacked six times by New York.
The Jets are now tied with the Patriots at 6-and-4, one game behind Miami and Buffalo for the lead in the AFC East.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he was anticipating a tough game because the two clubs always play those types of games.
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