New York Jets vs. New England Patriots: Tale of the Tape

By Alan Schechter

Oct 13, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) shake hands during the pre game warmups for their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the continuation of the Road to MetLife Stadium, as the Jets take on their arch rivals, the New England Patriots, tomorrow at 1 PM. Let’s take a look at the series between these two teams.

Overall, the Patriots lead with a record of 54-51-1, and have won the last six straight. We don’t even need to discuss the last time these teams faced each other at MetLife Stadium. It wasn’t pretty, enough said.

The last time these two teams faced each other, the Jets nearly pulled it out, losing 13-10 up in New England this past September. Tom and his receivers were not in sync all night, and the Jets nearly came away with the victory. They didn’t, and there are no moral victories in this league.

Here are some stats of note:

For all of the late game play from Tom Brady, Geno Smith has played well late in the game too. Over the last four games in the fourth quarter, Geno has completed 26-37 of his passes for 317 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception, making for a 112.1 passer rating.

Mo Wilkerson needs one sack to surpass his career high from last season (five).

The Jets’ defense, so far in 2013, is second in the AFC for fewest yards allowed per game with 303.8.

If Antonio Cromartie is going to correct his game, this might just be the week he will get it done. He has three interceptions against New England, including the postseason.