Jets-Patriots Preview Capsule

NEW YORK JETS (4-11) at NEW ENGLAND (10-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS

OPENING LINE — Patriots by 13½

RECORD VS. SPREAD — New York 5-9-1, New England 8-7

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SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 64-54-1

LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Jets 27-13, Nov. 25

LAST WEEK — Jets lost to Packers 44-38, OT; Patriots beat Bills 24-12

AP PRO32 RANKING — Jets No. 29, Patriots No. 6

JETS OFFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (24), PASS (25).

JETS DEFENSE — OVERALL (26), RUSH (26), PASS (26).

PATRIOTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (7), PASS (9).

PATRIOTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (13), PASS (24).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Victory would clinch New England’s 13th first-round bye in AFC playoffs since 2001, most in NFL during that span. Patriots would also earn first-round bye with losses by Baltimore, Houston and Tennessee. … New England can clinch home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with win and losses by Kansas City and Los Angeles Chargers. … Patriots look for sixth straight win in series vs. AFC East-rival Jets. … Jets rookie QB Sam Darnold was 24 of 35 for career-high 341 yards and three TDs with no INTs vs. Packers. In three games since returning from foot injury, Darnold is 64 of 97 (66 percent) for 764 yards and six TDs with just one INT. Looking for third straight outing with two or more TD passes and QB rating of 100 or better. … WR Robby Anderson had career-high nine catches for 140 yards and TD vs. Green Bay. He has 20 catches for 312 yards and three TDs in last three games. … RB Elijah McGuire had TD run and catch last week, his first multi-score game. … S Jamal Adams, selected last week for first Pro Bowl, joins Rams’ John Johnson as only NFL safeties with 100 or more tackles (10) and 10 or more passes defensed (12). … DL Henry Anderson has 4 1/2 sacks in last three games. He has single-season career-best of seven, tying him with LB Jordan Jenkins for team lead. … KR/PR Andre Roberts, selected for Pro Bowl, had 99-yard kickoff return for TD last week. He is first player in franchise history — and 16th in NFL history since merger — with TDs on catch, KR and PR in same season. Also joins Leon Johnson (1997) as only players in team history with KR and PR TDs in same season. … Patriots clinched AFC East title last week for 10th straight season. … New England only team without loss at home (7-0) and looking to complete undefeated home regular season for seventh time since 2002. … Win would be Patriots’ 500th in regular season and extend team’s NFL record to nine straight years with at least 11 victories. … QB Tom Brady reached 4,000 yards passing for season last week (4,105), making him one of four players to reach mark in 10 or more seasons. Brady 27-7 in career vs. Jets. … James White leads NFL RBs in receptions (199) and TD catches (14) since 2016 and ranks second among RBs in yards receiving (1,692). White needs seven catches to become 10th RB in NFL history with 90 or more in season. … Sony Michel needs 119 yards rushing to become just sixth Patriots RB to reach 1,000 under Bill Belichick, and just fourth rookie to do so (John Stephens, 1988; Curtis Martin, 1995; Robert Edwards, 1998) for franchise. … Patriots 38-0 against AFC opponents when both Brady and WR Julian Edelman are together in lineup. … Rob Gronkowski needs 143 yards receiving to move into top 5 in career among NFL TEs, needs one TD catch from Brady to tie Miami’s Dan Marino and Mark Clayton for fourth-most TD connections (79) in NFL history. … S Duron Harmon has 12 fourth-quarter INTs since entering league in 2013, most in NFL during that span. … K Stephen Gostkowski needs four FGs to join Baltimore’s Justin Tucker (2012-13, 2015-18) as only players with 30 or more in six seasons. … Fantasy tip: Darnold could be terrific spot start in fantasy league final with strong production over last three games and now facing 24th-ranked pass defense.

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