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Feely kicked a 22-yarder for the Jets before Gostkowski connected again, from 31 yards to cap a 12-play drive.
New York needed just one play -- Washington's return -- to score on the ensuing kickoff. It was his first kickoff return for a touchdown this season after he tied a team record last year with three.
And when Favre threw a 15-yard scoring pass to Jerricho Cotchery, the Jets led 24-6 with 4:57 left in the first half and the outlook was very bleak for the Patriots.
"We dug ourselves a hole," New England coach Bill Belichick said. "We made some plays to get back in there."
Cassel threw a 19-yard scoring pass to Jabar Gaffney with 15 seconds left in the half and a 10-yarder to Benjamin Watson on the final play from scrimmage of the third quarter. Then New England made it 24-21 on Cassel's 2-point conversion pass to Gaffney.
"Anytime you can come back from a 24-6 deficit, it's a building block," Cassel said. "That was great for the team."
The Patriots tied it on Gostkowski's 47-yard field goal with 10:16 left in the fourth quarter.
Notes: The Jets beat the Patriots for only the second time in 13 games. ... New England's Wes Welker extended his record of catching at least six passes in a game to start the season to 10 games. ... The Patriots outgained the Jets 511 yards to 375. That's the fourth-highest total in New England history. The two highest -- 597 and 529 yards -- also were against the Jets.
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