New York Jets game notes
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The New York Jets look to spoil the AFC East champion New England Patriots’ postseason plans on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.

New York Jets (5-10) at New England Patriots (12-3)

History:

  • Patriots in position to sweep this series for the second straight year and third time in four seasons dating back to ’14
  • Back in Week 6 at MetLife Stadium, Patriots rallied from a 14-0 deficit for a 24-17 victory
  • Patriots have won 3 straight and own an 11-2 record in this series dating back to ’11
  • Jets have lost 8 straight regular season games at Foxborough dating back to ’09 (defeated Patriots, 28-21, in 2010 AFC Divisional Playoffs at New England)

Jets by the Numbers:

  • Lost to Chargers, 14-7, in Week 16
  • Lost 3 straight games…10-21 record dating back to ’16 (10-6 in ’15)
  • Allowed 92 points in 5 wins, 264 points in 10 losses in ’17
  • Outscored 137-67 in fourth quarter and OT in 15 games in ’17
  • Scored fewer than 20 points in 49-of-95 games dating back to ’12
  • Allowed 58 TD passes, totaled 19 INT in 31 games dating back to ’16
  • 33 takeaways in 31 games dating back to ‘16 (30 takeaways in ‘15)
  • 44 takeaways in 19 wins, 19 takeaways in 28 losses dating back to ’15
  • Scored 292 points, 32 offensive TD in 15 games in ‘17 (scored 275 points, 26 offensive TD in ’16)

Patriots by the Numbers:

  • Defeated Bills, 37-16, in Week 16
  • Patriots’ QB Tom Brady: Including playoffs, 25-7 record as starter, 7,882 passing yards, 50 TD passes, 15 INT in 33 career games vs. Jets dating back to ’01
  • Patriots: 75-20 vs. AFC East teams dating back to ‘02 (77-21, including playoffs)
  • QB Tom Brady: Incl. playoffs, 142 TD passes, 33 INT in last 63 games (53-10) dating back to ‘14; 4 TD passes, 2 INT in first 4 games (2-2) in ’14; Brady: 7,940 pass yards, 58 TD passes (26 to wide receivers, 19 to tight ends, 13 to running backs), 10 INT in 27 reg. season games dating back to ’16
  • TE Rob Gronkowski: 76 TD rec., 1 rush TD in 101 reg.-season games dating back to ’10
  • Allowed 16 offensive TD in last 11 games (10-1); allowed 14 offensive TDs in first 4 games (2-2) in ’17
  • Allowed 162 points in last 11 games (10-1); allowed 128 points in first 4 games (2-2) in ’17
  • Allowed 290 points in 15 games in ‘17 (allowed NFL-low 250 points in ’16)
  • 410 att., 1,742 rushing yards in 15 games in ‘17 (482 att., 1,872 rushing yards in ’16)

Things to look for:

While the New York Jets are in the midst of a second straight double-digit loss campaign, they can still put a crimp in the playoff plans of the New England Patriots. Bill Belichick’s team can still grab the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a victory or a Steelers’ loss to the Browns. As for this game, we have seen Todd Bowles’ club give maximum effort this year despite being shorthanded in many regards. You can expect more of the same on Sunday at Foxborough against those reigning AFC East champions.

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