IN ALL-TIME 85-GAME SERIES, teams separated by only 1 TD (Patriots 225, Jets 224)......JETS: Aim for 6th win in past 8 vs. NE. Jets are 15-1 (.938) under head coach HERMAN EDWARDS with +1 or better turnover ratio.....QB VINNY TESTAVERDE has completed 209 of 341 passes (61.3 pct.) for 2,497 yards & 21 TDs vs. 11 INTs for 90.8 passer rating in 12 career games vs. NE. Last week vs. Miami, Testaverde became 9th player in NFL history to pass for 40,000 yards (40,036)......RB CURTIS MARTIN has 6 100-yard games vs. former team NE (1995-97) & Jets are 6-0 in those games. Has rushed for 5 TDs in past 5 against Pats......WR WAYNE CHREBET has 518 catches & last week passed AL TOON (517) for 2nd in team history. WR CURTIS CONWAY had season-best 52-yard TD last year vs. NE (9/29/02 w/SD). WR-PR SANTANA MOSS had career-high 142 rec. yards last week vs. Miami......DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 6.5 sacks in 6 career games vs. NE, including 1.5 in last meeting. Jets are 14-7 (.667) when Abraham has 1.0+ sacks....... PATRIOTS: Home opener for Patriots. NE has won 6 of past 8 home openers (1-0 at Gillette Stadium), outscoring opponents 198-100......QB TOM BRADY is 2-1 (.667) as starter vs. NYJ, completing 64 of 100 passes (64.0 pct.) for 615 yards & 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 82.7 rating. Has 21-11 (.656) career record, 4th among active QBs......KR-RB KEVIN FAULK had 87-yard KR-TD in last meeting vs. NYJ & was 1 of 2 NFL players to have TD via rush, reception & KR in 2002. Pats are 13-2 (.867) when RB ANTOWAIN SMITH has TD run (1-0 vs. Jets)......WR TROY BROWN has 33 catches in past 6 vs. NYJ. In last Sept. home game (9/22/02 vs. KC), Brown had team-record 16 catches for 176 yards & 1 TD......Defense has held Jets QB Testaverde to 598 pass yards in past 4 (149.5 avg.)......LB ROSEVELT COLVIN & S RODNEY HARRISON make NE home debuts. Colvin has 6.0 sacks in past 8 division contests (Chi. vs. NFC North, NE vs. AFC East)......K ADAM VINATIERI has converted 22 of 23 FGs (95.6 pct.) in career vs. Jets.
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