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Sunday, September 14, 2008
Humdrum first half at the Meadowlands


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- There's not a whole lot to write about through the first 30 minutes of Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets in the Meadowlands.

The Patriots lead 6-3, with the difference so far a missed 31-yard Jay Feely field-goal attempt. Feely's try soared wide right. He was signed this week to kick for Mike Nugent, who's out with a thigh injury.

Patriots QB Matt Cassel, in his first start since high school in 1999, is 9 of 13 for 96 yards and no interceptions. He hasn't been able to utilize star WR Randy Moss (just 1 catch for 8 yards).

Jets QB Brett Favre's home debut has been about the same. He is 8 of 13 for 99 yards and no interceptions. He has been sacked once.