Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Brett Favre and Bill Belichick went into Thursday night with impressive regular-season histories in overtime.
With the help of a coin flip, Favre maintained his high level of success by helping the Jets beat the Patriots, 34-31, in a game many in the Gillette Stadium press box were calling the most thrilling in the arena's history.
The Jets won the coin toss, and Favre drove them deep enough for Jay Feely to kick a 34-yard field goal.
New England couldn't come up with a third-down stop, and Belichick's overtime win streak ended at seven games, one short of Marty Schottenheimer's NFL record set from 1995 to 2002.
Schottenheimer's son, Brian Schottenheimer, was calling Favre's plays Thursday night as the Jets' offensive coordinator.
Favre completed 5 of 6 passes on the five for 56 yards. He hooked up with rookie tight end Dustin Keller three times for 32 yards, including a crucial 16-yard play on third-and-15.
In the eight career regular-season overtime games in which Favre has thrown a pass, he has a 7-1 record. He has completed 18 of 29 passes for 313 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Favre, of course, didn't fare so well in one particular overtime playoff game last year.