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  • The Patriots’ Gunner Olszewski tries to avoid being tackled during the first half of Monday’s game against the Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: J.C. Jackson #27 of the New England Patriots defends as Breshad Perriman #19 of the New York Jets cannot hang on to the football during the first half at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: J.C. Jackson #27 of the New England Patriots defends as Breshad Perriman #19 of the New York Jets cannot hang on to the football during the first half at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots scrambles before passing during the first half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: Trevon Wesco #85 of the New York Jets catches a pass during the first half against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: Ashtyn Davis #32 of the New York Jets defends as Rex Burkhead #34 of the New England Patriots carries the ball during the first half at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: Jakobi Meyers #16 of the New England Patriots makes a catch for a first down as Arthur Maulet #23 and Ashtyn Davis #32 of the New York Jets defend during the first half at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) in action during an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: Rex Burkhead #34 of the New England Patriots gets the first down as Marcus Maye #20 of the New York Jets defends during the second half at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: Damien Harris #37 of the New England Patriots carries the ball during the second half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: Frank Gore #21 of the New York Jets carries the ball as Adrian Phillips #21 of the New England Patriots defends during the second half at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: James White #28 of the New England Patriots carries the ball as Harvey Langi #44 of the New York Jets defends during the second half at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • New York Jets’ Breshad Perriman, left, catches a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

  • New York Jets’ Breshad Perriman, left, catches a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

  • New York Jets’ Breshad Perriman, left, celebrates his touchdown with Chris Herndon (89) during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during the second half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: Joe Flacco #5 of the New York Jets is sacked by Deatrich Wise Jr. #91 of the New England Patriots during the second half at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton looks to throw during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: Damiere Byrd #10 of the New England Patriots dives for a touchdown but is short during the second half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: Damiere Byrd #10 of the New England Patriots dives for a touchdown but is short during the second half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • New England Patriots’ Rex Burkhead (34) celebrates his touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

  • New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman (19) scores a touchdown during an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

  • New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco (5) celebrates a touchdown with New York Jets tight end Ryan Griffin (84) during an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) rushes for a touchdown during an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

  • New York Jets’ Frank Gore, top, is tackled by New England Patriots’ Jason McCourty during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

  • New York Jets’ Jamison Crowder, top, catches a touchdown in front of New England Patriots’ Jason McCourty during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

  • New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco, left, looks to throw during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

  • New England Patriots’ J.C. Jackson (27) celebrates his interception of a pass intended for New York Jets’ Denzel Mims, right, during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, bottom left, falls just short of the end zone during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots stretches for a touchdown but is short during the second half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots reacts after scoring a game-tying touchdown during the second half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco, right, is sacked by New England Patriots’ Deatrich Wise during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: Nick Folk #6 of the New England Patriots kicks the game-winning field goal in the final seconds of the second half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • New England Patriots kicker Nick Folk reacts after kicking the winning field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Patriots defeated the Jets 30-27. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

  • New England Patriots kicker Nick Folk, center, celebrates with teammates after kicking the winning field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

  • New England Patriots kicker Nick Folk (6) reacts after kicking the winning field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 09: Teammates swarm Nick Folk #6 of the New England Patriots after he kicked the game-winning field goal in the final seconds of the second half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 09, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • New York Jets’ Frank Gore leaves the field after an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Nick Folk kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired, and Cam Newton and the New England Patriots rallied to beat the winless New York Jets, 30-27, on Monday night to end a four-game losing streak.

Newton had two touchdown runs, with the second tying it at 27 with 1:57 remaining to erase a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit.

After the Jets went three-and-out, the Patriots got the ball back with 47 seconds left and went to work. Newton had a 5-yard run on third-and-1 from the New England 42 and then spiked the ball with eight seconds left. He followed with a 20-yard pass to Jakobi Meyers to put Folk – a former Jets kicker – in position for the winning field goal.

It dropped the Jets to 0-9 for the first time in franchise history, and this was an agonizing loss.

After Folk’s 29-yarder with 6:04 left cut the Patriots’ deficit to 27-20, Joe Flacco – having a solid night until that point – tried to put the game away.

Instead, he swayed the momentum in New England’s favor as his deep pass for Denzel Mims was intercepted by J.C. Jackson. That set up Newton’s tying touchdown – and deflated the Jets, who couldn’t recover.

Newton finished 27 of 35 for 274 yards, and Meyers had 12 catches for 169 yards for the Patriots (3-5), who avoided their first five-game losing streak since 1995 under Coach Bill Parcells.

Flacco was 18 of 25 for 262 yards and three touchdown passes – two to Breshad Perriman and one to Jamison Crowder – but had the game-changing interception.

With the Patriots down by 10, Newton marched them down the field to open the second half, capping a 14-play drive with Rex Burkhead’s 1-yard plunge into the end zone to make it 20-17.

But the Jets answered right back, with Flacco finding a wide-open Perriman in the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown and a 27-17 lead with 30 seconds left in the third quarter. Flacco kept the drive alive on third-and-9 from the Patriots 32 when he sidearmed a pass to Perriman for a 12-yard gain.

A miscue by the Jets on special teams kept the Patriots’ next drive alive.

After Newton stumbled on third-and-1 and was stopped for a 4-yard loss, New England appeared to have to settle for a 32-yard field-goal attempt. But the Jets were called for 12 men on the field – resulting in a first down for the Patriots. But the defense made up for the miscue, getting a red-zone stop – with an assist from a holding penalty on New England right tackle Mike Onwenu — and holding the Patriots to a 29-yarder by Folk to make it 27-20 with 6:04 left.

But New England got the ball right back when Flacco was picked off by Jackson. It marked the fourth straight game with an interception for Jackson.

With the Jets looking for a stop on third down, Bless Austin was called for defensive holding, keeping the drive alive.

Damien Harris ran for 21 yards to get into Jets territory. He followed with a 9-yard gain, but it was called back because of an offensive holding penalty on Meyers. Harris also took a big hit on the run and was down for several minutes before walking gingerly to the sideline.

Three plays later, Newton completed a 19-yard pass to Meyers and then ran for 3 yards on fourth-and-1. Newton hit Damiere Byrd for 31 yards to put the ball at the 3.

Newton ran for 2 yards on first down, was stopped for no gain and then pushed his way into the end zone with his second rushing touchdown of the game to tie it with 1:57 remaining.

INJURIES

Jets: Rookie left tackle Mekhi Becton left in the first half with a chest injury. Cornerback Brian Poole was also ruled out at halftime after injuring a knee in the second quarter.

UP NEXT

The Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.

The Jets have their bye this week. New York plays at the Chargers on Nov. 22.

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By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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