New England improved to 14-0 thanks to its defense, which scored once and shut down the New York Jets in a 20-10 win. In battling both the Jets and the lousy weather, the Patriots' high-powered offense was held to its lowest output of 2007. The visitors tried to rally, but had a touchdown negated by replay with 2:30 remaining. Elsewhere:
- In Miami, the Dolphins won their first game, 22-16 over Baltimore, on a 64-yard TD pass by Cleo Lemon in overtime. "We finally got the monkey off our back," said one Dolphin.
- The Tennessee Titans, bolstered by four field goals and two Roydell Williams receiving touchdowns, stayed close in the wild-card playoff chase with a win at Kansas City.