New York Jets 2017 Game Notes: Week 6 vs. New England Patriots
FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 25: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots reacts after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 25, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The surprising New York Jets look to make it four straight wins when they host the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

New England Patriots (3-2) at New York Jets (3-2)


  • Patriots are 10-2 in last 13 meetings dating back to ’11.
  • Last season, Patriots swept series for the fourth time in 6 seasons, posting 22-17 win in Week 12 at MetLife Stadium and a 41-3 triumph at Foxborough (Week 16).
  • Patriots are 4-2 in last six road tilts in this series dating back to ’11 (both losses in OT).

Patriots By The Numbers

  • Have gone 71-19 vs. AFC East teams dating back to ‘02 (73-20, including playoffs).
  • QB Tom Brady: Including playoffs, 7,265 passing yards, 48 TD passes, 14 INT in 32 games (24-7 record as a starter) vs. Jets dating back to ’01.
  • Brady: 5,256 pass yards, 39 TD passes (21 to wide receivers, 12 to tight ends, six to running backs), three interceptions in 16 regular season games dating back to ’16.
  • TE Rob Gronkowski: 70 TD receptions, one rushing TD in 92 reg.-season games dating back to ’10
  • Have allowed 33-plus points in three-of-five games and a total of 142 points (allowed NFL-low 250 points in ’16).
  • Have 44 sacks in 21 regular-season games dating back to ’16 (49 sacks in ’15).
  • Patriots: 128 attempts, 495 rushing yards in ‘17 (482 attempts, 1,872 rushing yards in ’16)
  • Have won 10 straight road games dating back to ’16.

Jets By The Numbers

  • Scored fewer than 20 points in 44-of-85 games dating back to ’12.
  • Allowed fewer than 100 yards rushing in 41-of-69 games dating back to ’13
  • Allowed 39 TD passes, totaled 14 INT in 21 games dating back to ’16.
  • Have 20 takeaways in 21 games dating back to ‘16 (30 takeaways in ‘15).
  • Have 41 takeaways in 18 wins, 9 takeaways in 19 losses dating back to ’15.
  • Scored 367 points, 35 offensive TD in 21 games since ‘16 (scored 387 points, 44 offensive TD in ’15).

Things To Look For

Yes, the Patriots defense is a shell of its former self this season. But the team did give up a season-low 14 points the last time it took the field. The Jets have been one of the more surprising stories of the 2017 campaign, given the fact that there were some who felt Todd Bowles’ club wasn’t capable of winning a game this season. Instead, they’ve overcome a dreadful start and are riding a three-game winning streak. But do they have the weapons to take advantage of this New England defense? That remains a tall order.