NEW YORK JETS (1-5) at NEW ENGLAND (4-2)
Thursday, 8:30 p.m. ET, CBS/NFL Network
OPENING LINE – Patriots by 10
RECORD VS. SPREAD – New York 1-5, New England 3-3
SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead 56-53-1
LAST MEETING – Jets beat Patriots 30-27, OT, Oct. 20, 2013
LAST WEEK – Jets lost to Broncos 31-17; Patriots beat Bills 37-22
AP PRO32 RANKING – Jets No. 29, Patriots No. 10
JETS OFFENSE – OVERALL (30), RUSH (12), PASS (32).
JETS DEFENSE – OVERALL (6), RUSH (8), PASS (15).
PATRIOTS OFFENSE – OVERALL (17), RUSH (18), PASS (15).
PATRIOTS DEFENSE – OVERALL (5), RUSH (14), PASS (3).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Both teams suffered significant injuries to starters in last game. Jets CB Dee Milliner and left guard Brian Winters went on season-ending injured reserve. Patriots LB Jerod Mayo and RB Stevan Ridley had serious knee injuries. … Game matches two of most accurate kickers, New York’s Nick Folk (9 for 9 on FGs) and New England’s Stephen Gostkowski (16 for 17). … After six games, Jets face first AFC East opponent. … Jets lost five straight after 19-14 opening win over Oakland. … New York allowing sixth-fewest yards in NFL. … QB Geno Smith has worst passer rating among 33 players with enough throws to be eligible. … Jace Amaro had 10 catches vs. Denver, leads NFL rookie TEs with 24 receptions and 212 yards receiving. … Against Denver, S Dawan Landry had 13 tackles. Team had two sacks and is tied for AFC lead with 19. … Patriots tied for first in NFL with plus-9 turnover differential, Jets tied for last at minus-9. … Patriots scored 80 points in last two games after getting 80 in first four. … Tom Brady threw for 361 yards, four TDs against Buffalo, 11th time he had at least 350 yards passing and four or more touchdown passes in same game. … CB Darrelle Revis faces former team for second time. Revis was with Tampa Bay in last year’s opener against Jets, his team from 2007-12. … TE Rob Gronkowski has 13 catches in last two games after getting 13 in first four following offseason knee surgery. … DE Rob Ninkovich had three sacks vs. Bills. … Brady is 6-0 on Thursdays as starter, including 2-0 last two seasons. … Retired CB Ty Law, from same Aliquippa, Pennsylvania hometown as Revis, to be honored at halftime as member of Patriots Hall of Fame.
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