New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray (35) celebrates with teammate James Develin (46) after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Patriots beat Jets to clinch 1st-round playoff bye

Jonas Gray scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter after the Patriots intercepted Geno Smith, and New England clinched a first-round playoff bye with a 17-16 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.