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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