Jets set tone immediately

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New York Jets wasted no time Thursday night in setting the tone against the New England Patriots.

Ten plays, 62 yards and 5:34 after accepting the opening kickoff, the Jets are ahead 7-0 in Gillette Stadium.

Leon Washington returned the kick 30 yards. James Ihedigbo obliterated Patriots cover man Ray Ventrone, who needed help off the field and might not return.

Then Jets running back Thomas Jones ripped off a 13-yard run on their first offensive play.

Brett Favre hit Washington on a bubble screen that went for 7 yards and a touchdown.

A key play on the drive was a successful replay challenge. On third-and-6 from the New England 45-yard line, Favre found Laveranues Coles on the right sideline. The official ruling was Coles didn't have both feet inbounds, but replays showed otherwise for an 8-yard gain and a critical first down.