As the New England Patriots enter halftime against the New York Jets with a 13-10 lead, here are some first half thoughts.

Secondary Issues- The New England secondary has been over matched for much of the game so far, struggling to stop a surprising Jets passing attack. New York quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is 9-19 for 128 yards and a touchdown.

Strong Front 7- While the secondary has been poor in the early going, the Patriots front seven have been dominant. The addition of Dont'a Hightower, who was a question mark after missing last week with a rib injury, has paid major dividends for New England. They have slowed the powerful Jets' running attack and have batted down a number of Fitzpatrick's passes, with defensive end Rob Ninkovich leading the way with three pass break ups.

Second Quarter Surge- After getting a field goal on their first offensive drive, after a fumble recovery, the Patriot offense struggled through the first quarter. In the second quarter they finally got going, however, as they put 10 point on the board.

Brady Looking Good Again- New England quarterback Tom Brady has played well in the early going. He 13-24 for 122 yards in the first half and had a huge 10 yard scramble for a first down on the team's lone touchdown drive. He also scored the touchdown on a well timed QB sneak. His numbers should be better but there have been a lot of drops by receivers today.

Stepping Up on 3rd Down- The Patriots need to play better on third down they they did in the first half. The Jets were successful on five of nine third down conversions.

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