Patriots continue to puzzle

After squeaking out win over Jets, Bill Belichick's team still hard to read

Updated: October 22, 2012, 1:23 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- So how should we categorize the New England Patriots' 29-26 overtime win over their division nemesis, the New York Jets, a game that had more twists and turns and tumbles than a pair of Tom Brady tube socks in a Maytag dryer?

How about this: It was one of the most critical -- and most hollow -- wins in recent memory.

The ramifications were obvious. Had New England blown this game after building a 23-13 fourth-quarter lead (which they squandered ...

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