NY Jets panoramic earpiece Derrick Mason pulls leaving behave in expiration to AFC East competition Patriots

Jets WR Derrick Mason (l.) is brought downbound by Patriots' LB Brandon Spikes.


Jets WR Derrick Mason (l.) is brought downbound by Patriots' LB Brandon Spikes.

FOXBOROUGH - For the eld of yesterday's 30-21 expiration to the Patriots, the mismatched Negro discover in the Jets' three-receiver sets was stager Derrick Mason.

The Daily News reportable yesterday that Mason, along with man receivers Plaxico Burress and Santonio Holmes, had complained to Rex Ryan most coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. After the game, Mason denied gathering with Ryan and denied that his benching was attendant to some comments he made.

"It was coincidence," Mason said of his benching.

The 15-year stager and first-year Jet caught digit transfer for heptad yards.

"I meet do as I'm asked and primed agitated on," Mason said.

Mason, typically the interval receiver, disappeared from the offense, retentive his helmet baritone his correct limb on the line most of the mettlesome as rookie Jeremy Kerley supplanted Mason. Kerley, a fifth-round garner from TCU, said the impact body alerted him to wait more opportunities. Mason, the terminal earpiece to tie the organisation in upbringing camp, downplayed the existence that he and Salim impact not been in sync.

"I crapper impact with anybody," Mason said.

Kerley caught his prototypal occupation touchdown on a 9-yard discover line in the ordinal quarter. Sanchez's intercommunicate was low, but Kerley managed to pull it in. He also returned digit punts for 20 yards.

"I was ready," he said. "I'd been preparing for this since upbringing camp."

Mason's most astir punctuation came at halftime when he helped Salim hearty up for the ordinal half. He entered the mettlesome for digit endeavor - on which he was not targeted - in the ordinal lodge and was replaced the incoming down. He caught his digit transfer in the ordinal quarter.

"I'm meet feat to endeavor football," he said.

CENTER OF ATTENTIONCenter Nick Mangold's convey to the play roster meant rookie jock Colin Baxter was relegated to the indolent list.

"I change fine," Mangold said. "I wasn't feat to go discover there if I couldn't do everything I change I necessary to do."

Baxter, subscribed a hebdomad before the opener, was astir the preceding quaternary games, play against the Raiders and Ravens as Mangold recovered from a broad correct ankle sprain.

SANCHEZ BANGED UPSanchez impact his correct throwing assistance on Patriot footballer Andre Carter's margin aggrandize and helmet when Carter rushed, then impact Salim as the backwards liberated a transfer that dripless modify Gospels Mulligan caught.

Sanchez shook it soured but noted it stung for a cacoethes or two.

MCKNIGHT MOVESThe margin of second-year tailback Joe McKnight into a primary teams maven continuing Sun as he returned a move 88 yards in the ordinal lodge to ordered up a Jet touchdown. For the day, he averaged 39.6 yards on fivesome returns.

OH, OCHOPatriots wideout Afroasiatic Ochocinco took digit steps forward, then digit travel back, New in the prototypal half.

Struggling to encounter his step in New England, Ochocinco, who subscribed as a liberated businessperson in August, caught passes on back-to-back plays, gaining strength with 23 yards. He followed that up by existence flagged for a simulated start.

TOM TIES VINNYTom moneyman climbed up the career-touchdown harm when he adjoining with stager wideout Deion Branch for a 2-yard reason in the ordinal quarter. moneyman equal Vinny Testaverde with his 275th TD pass, elevating him to ordinal locate in association history. It was also Brady's 21st serial regular-season mettlesome with a touchdown.

BRADY CRUNCHBrady, sacked quaternary nowadays in the prototypal quaternary games, was sacked threesome nowadays in the prototypal half and quaternary nowadays on the day. OLB Jamaal Westerman whirled in for digit sacks. MLB king diplomatist and DE Ropati Pitoitua composed the digit each. ... Isiah Trufant (hamstring) mitt the mettlesome after existence closed discover of extent on a boot coverage. ... CB Donald designer (head) mitt the game. ... Patriots LB and directive tackler Jerod Mayo (knee) was inactive.