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Defense brings heat; Sanchez wilts

Bodden (three interceptions) is the main beneficiary

Updated: November 23, 2009, 8:36 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The formula for the Patriots' defense against the Jets was a simple one: More heat, better results.

Sparked by an aggressive pass rush, which contributed to the shaky play of rookie Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, the New England defense finished with four interceptions and one fumble recovery. The last time the Patriots had four interceptions in a game was Dec. 17, 2006 against the Texans.

The timing couldn't have been better for a defensive unit that surrendered ...

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