AP PHOTOS: Patriots win over Jets tops NFL Action

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Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith (94) celebrates his sack against Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) with Danieal Manning (38) and Tim Dobbins (52) during the second half of their NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Houston. The Texans won 43-13. (AP Photo/The Waco Tribune-Herald, Jose Yau)


The New England Patriots (4-3) beat the New York Jets 29-26 on Sunday to move into sole possession of first place in the AFC East. Rob Ninkovich recovered a fumble by Mark Sanchez after Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 48-yard field goal in overtime as the Patriots held on for the win.

The day started with all four teams tied at 3-3, but the Jets (3-4) and the Buffalo Bills lost, while the Miami Dolphins were idle.

In other NFL action on Sunday, the Steelers beat the Bengals 24-17, the Texans trounced the Ravens 43-13, the Giants defeated the Redskins 27-23, the Packers beat the Rams 30-20, the Saints topped the Buccaneers 35-28 and the Colts beat the Browns 17-13.

Here's a gallery of photos from Sunday's games: