Jets vs. Patriots Game Report

Are 8-1 (.889) in past 9 (incl. playoffs) at home after Nov. 1 under head coach HERMAN EDWARDS.<BR><BR>

IN ALL-TIME 86-GAME SERIES, teams separated by only 2 TDs (Patriots 227, Jets 225)......PATRIOTS: Aim for 1st 13-2 record & own NFL's longest current win streak (10). Have clinched 6th AFC East title & aim for homefield advantage in AFC. Since 1996, team is 13-2 (.867) when kickoff temp. is 35ºF or colder......QB TOM BRADY is 3-1 (.750) vs. NYJ & has 31-12 (.721) record as starter, best among active starting QBs. Brady is 23-4 (.852) after Nov. 1 in career (incl. playoffs)......Pats are 16-2 (.889) when RB ANTOWAIN SMITH had TD run. Smith has 11 rushing TDs in past 12 games played after Dec. 1. In past 7 games, TE DANIEL GRAHAM has 27 catches & 3 receiving TDs, tied for team-high...... Defense No. 1 in NFL in opp. passer rating (59.7) & allowing 3rd-fewest points in league (15.9). CB TYRONE POOLE has 4 INTs in past 5, leads club w/6……Among players w/25+ KRs, rookie WR-KR BETHEL JOHNSON (No. 45) leads AFC with 28.3 avg. K ADAM VINATIERI has converted 25 of 26 FGs (96.2 pct.) in career vs. Jets......JETS: Are 8-1 (.889) in past 9 (incl. playoffs) at home after Nov. 1 under head coach HERMAN EDWARDS...... QB CHAD PENNINGTON is 12-7 (.632), completing 378 of 554 (68.2 pct.) for 4,303 yds & 34 TDs vs. 10 INTs for 104.2 passer rating as starter. Jets own 23.7 pts/gm avg. in his starts (vs. 14.6) since '02. Has 24 TDs vs. 0 INTs in redzone. In past 4 home Dec/Jan. starts (incl. playoffs), has 9 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 117.8 passer rating.....RB CURTIS MARTIN has 1,127 rushing yards & last week vs. Pitt. became 2nd RB in NFL history with 1,000 yards in each of 1st 9 seasons (BARRY SANDERS, 10). Has 11,488 career rush yards & last Sunday surpassed HOF RB JOHN RIGGINS (11,352) for 11th all-time. Has 6 100-yd games vs. former team NE (1995-97) & Jets are 6-0 in those games. Has rushed for 5 TDs in past 6 against Pats......WR SANTANA MOSS aims for TD catch in 8 of past 11 games (9 TDs in past 10) & ties AFC lead with 10 TD rec.......DE SHAUN ELLIS has 14.0 sacks in past 17 & is 2nd in AFC with 11.5. Has at least 0.5 sacks in 13 of past 17……Club No. 2 in NFL KR avg. (25.8).


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