New England Patriots Super Bowl Champs

NFL Preview Capsule: Jets at Patriots

OPENING LINE — Patriots by 9½

RECORD VS. SPREAD — New York 1-3; New England 3-1

SERIES RECORD — Jets lead 52-51-1

LAST MEETING — Jets beat Patriots 28-21, Jan. 16, 2011

LAST WEEK — Ravens beat Jets 34-17; Patriots beat Raiders 31-19

JETS OFFENSE — OVERALL (25), RUSH (30), PASS (16)

JETS DEFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (27), PASS (2)

PATRIOTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (9), PASS (1)

PATRIOTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (32), RUSH (18T), PASS (32)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — In teams’ last meeting, Mark Sanchez outplayed Tom Brady in Jets 28-21 playoff win Jan. 16. Sanchez completed 16 of 25 passes for 194 yards, three TDs, no INTs, no sacks. Brady 29 for 45 for 299 with two TDs, one INT and five sacks. … Rob Gronkowski of Patriots, with 296 yards receiving, and Dustin Keller of Jets, with 261, are tops in that category among TEs in AFC. … Jets have won four of last six against Patriots after losing 11 of 12. … Jets WR Plaxico Burress faces Patriots for first time since catching winning TD pass with 35 seconds left in the Giants’ 17-14 Super Bowl win in 2008. … With five receptions, LaDainian Tomlinson would be fourth RB in history with 600 catches. … Sanchez coming off horrible game against Baltimore — 11 for 35 for 119 yards. … Jets 5-2 in last seven AFC East games. … Derrick Mason would become 18th player with 12,000 yards receiving with 1 more yard. … Patriots lead NFL with 507.5 yards per game but have allowed most in league, 477.5 per game. … New England has scored at least 30 points in last 12 regular-season games. St. Louis Rams set record of 14 games in 1999-2000. … Wes Welker leads NFL with 40 catches. Jason Witten of Dallas second with 27. Welker on pace for 160, 17 more than Marvin Harrison’s league record. … DE Shaun Ellis, who had 74½ sacks, including playoffs, in 11 years with the Jets, faces former team for first time. … Brady needs two TD passes to take eighth spot in NFL history from Vinny Testaverde, who had 275. … DT Vince Wilfork has his two career INTs in past 3 games.


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