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New England Patriots at New York Jets Game Capsule

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Andrew Burton

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-3) AT NEW YORK JETS (4-6)

SERIES

PATRIOTS

JETS

SERIES LEADER

52-51-1

STREAKS

15 of past 19

COACHES VS. OPP.

Belichick: 19-10

Ryan: 3-5

LAST WEEK

W 59-24 vs. Colts

W 27-13 at Rams

LAST GAME

10/21/12: Jets 26 at Patriots 29 (OT). New England QB Tom Brady passes for 259 yards & 2 TDs, both to TE Rob Gronkowski (17, 2). Pats’ Stephen Gostkowski kicks 48-yard FG in OT.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/13/11: Patriots 37, Jets 16. Brady throws 3 TDs, including 2 to Gronkowski. New England LB Rob Ninkovich seals win with 12-yard INT-TD return in 4th quarter.

BROADCAST

NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Ian Eagle, Boomer Esiason, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (NE), 86 (NYJ). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (NE), 226 (NYJ).

STATS

PASSING

Brady: 256-393-2,976 (2C)-21 (2C)-3-102.5 (2C)

Sanchez: 168-314-2,038-11-9-73.4

RUSHING

Ridley: 185-842 (3C)-4.6-7 (T2L)

Greene: 172-631-3.7-5

RECEIVING

Welker: 73 (2L)-890-12.2-2

Kerley: 38-578-15.2-2

OFFENSE

431.9 (1L)

301.3

TAKE/GIVE

+20 (1L)

+1

DEFENSE

388.7

342.0

SACKS

Jones (R), Ninkovich: 6

Thomas: 2.5

INTs

Wilson (R): 4 (T1C)

Cromartie: 3

PUNTING

Mesko: 42.5

Malone: 46.5

KICKING

Gostkowski: 104 (1C) (41/41 PAT; 21/25 FG)

Folk: 64 (22/22 PAT; 14/17 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTS: Have won past 2 on Thanksgiving. Club is 9-3 at NYJ under BILL BELICHICK…Average NFL-best in points per game (35.8) & yards per game (431.9)…Incl. postseason, QB TOM BRADY has 17-5 career record (.773) vs. Jets with 32 TDs vs. 11 INTs & 93.2 rating. Has thrown TD pass in 42 consecutive games, 3rd-longest streak in NFL history. Brady (51) needs 300-yard passing game to surpass HOFer DAN FOUTS (51) & tie KURT WARNER (52) for 5th-most in NFL history. In past 4 (all wins), has 11 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 111.3 rating. In last game on Thanksgiving, passed for 341 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 158.3 rating…RB STEVAN RIDLEY aims for 4th straight game with rush TD. RB DANNY WOODHEAD had career-best 104 rec. yards vs. NYJ on 12/6/10. WR WES WELKER has 6+ catches in 8 consecutive games…TE AARON HERNANDEZ has 10 rec. for 142 yards in 2 games at NYJ…Rookie S TAVON WILSON is tied for AFC-best with 4 INTs…CB AQIB TALIB had 59-yard INT-return TD in NE debut…DB-KR DEVIN MC COURTY had 104-yard KR-TD in last meeting vs. NYJ…JETS: QB MARK SANCHEZ completed season-best 15 of 20 passes last week (75 pct.). Registered 118.3 passer rating in win vs. Rams & club has 10-2 record (.833) when Sanchez has 100+ rating…For career, RB SHONN GREENE averages 103.3 rush yards per game with 20+ att. Club is 5-0 when Greene has 100+ rush yards. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3 vs. NE. RB BILAL POWELL had career-best 2 rush TDs last week…WR JEREMY KERLEY had career-best in catches (7) & receiving yards (120) in last game vs. NE…TE DUSTIN KELLER has 445 receiving yards vs. Patriots, most vs. any opponent…LB DAVID HARRIS leads team with 75 tackles. Harris posted 8 tackles & sack in last game vs. NE…CB ANTONIO CROMARTIE has 3 career INTs vs. NE (incl. postseason).