Published: Oct 21, 2012 11:38 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 22, 2012 6:31 AM EDT

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: