The butt fumble was a notable American football play from a National Football League (NFL) game played on November 22, 2012, Thanksgiving, between the New York Jets and New England Patriots. In front of a New York home crowd of 79,000 at MetLife Stadium and a primetime television audience of 20 million, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez collided with the backside of his teammate Brandon Moore and fumbled the ball, which was recovered by the Patriots' Steve Gregory and returned for a touchdown. The play was the centerpiece of a disastrous sequence in the second quarter, as the Jets lost three fumbles and the Patriots scored three touchdowns—one each on offense, defense, and special teams—all in the span of 52 seconds of game time; in that quarter, the Jets held the ball for over 12 minutes (out

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  • The butt fumble was a notable American football play from a National Football League (NFL) game played on November 22, 2012, Thanksgiving, between the New York Jets and New England Patriots. In front of a New York home crowd of 79,000 at MetLife Stadium and a primetime television audience of 20 million, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez collided with the backside of his teammate Brandon Moore and fumbled the ball, which was recovered by the Patriots' Steve Gregory and returned for a touchdown. The play was the centerpiece of a disastrous sequence in the second quarter, as the Jets lost three fumbles and the Patriots scored three touchdowns—one each on offense, defense, and special teams—all in the span of 52 seconds of game time; in that quarter, the Jets held the ball for over 12 minutes (out of 15), but were outscored 35–3. The game and the so-called "butt fumble" in particular are remembered as the low point of the Jets' 2012 season. The butt fumble was ranked as the most embarrassing moment in Jets history by ESPN. (en)
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  • ;Second quarter *NE Wes Welker 3 yard pass from Brady *NE Vereen 83 yard pass from Brady *NE Steve Gregory 32 yard fumble return *NE Julian Edelman 22 yard fumble return *NE Edelman 56 pass from Brady *NYJ Nick Folk 32 yard FG ;Third quarter *NYJ Safety, Ridley penalized for chop block in end zone *NYJ Bilal Powell 4 yard rush ;Fourth quarter *NE Brady 1 yard run *NE Ridley 9 yard run *NYJ Dustin Keller 1 yard pass from Sanchez
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  • ;Top passers *NE – Tom Brady – 18/27, 323 YDS, 3 TD, 0 INT *NYJ – Mark Sanchez – 26/36, 301 YDS, TD, INT ;Top rushers *NE – Stevan Ridley – 21 CAR, 97 YDS, TD *NYJ – Shonn Greene – 14 CAR, 71 YDS ;Top receivers *NE – Shane Vereen – 2 REC, 91 YDS, TD *NYJ – Jeremy Kerley – 7 REC, 86 YDS
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  • The butt fumble was a notable American football play from a National Football League (NFL) game played on November 22, 2012, Thanksgiving, between the New York Jets and New England Patriots. In front of a New York home crowd of 79,000 at MetLife Stadium and a primetime television audience of 20 million, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez collided with the backside of his teammate Brandon Moore and fumbled the ball, which was recovered by the Patriots' Steve Gregory and returned for a touchdown. The play was the centerpiece of a disastrous sequence in the second quarter, as the Jets lost three fumbles and the Patriots scored three touchdowns—one each on offense, defense, and special teams—all in the span of 52 seconds of game time; in that quarter, the Jets held the ball for over 12 minutes (out (en)
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