New York Jets vs. New England Patriots: The Series

By Alan Schechter

Oct 20, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan (right) and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick shake hands after the game at MetLife Stadium. The Jets won the game 30-27 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

It may be a short week, but it is time to face our very bitter rivals, the New England Patriots. Despite the fact that our Jets are 1-5, you know Rex Ryan will have them ready for this one. The hatred between these two teams is, and always has been evident. Rex has had a history of being able to rattle Tom Brady, so it should be a good one. Let’s take a look at the history between these two long time rivals:

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The Patriots hold a slight lead in the overall series, with a 54-52-1 record. They have dominated of late, winning six out of the last seven. Rex Ryan has a 4-7 record against the Patriots, while Bill Belichick holds a 21-11 record against the Jets. These teams last saw each other in October of 2013, when the Patriots topped the Jets 30-27 at MetLife Stadium. They faced each other in New England on September 12th of last year, and the Patriots won by three, 13-10.

Chris Ivory has had success against the Patriots, rushing for 104 yards the last time these two teams met. In his last nine at home, Ivory has posted 726 yards rushing, an average of almost 81 yards per game. Jeremy Kerley has had similar success for the Jets, catching eight passes for 97 yards and a touchdown the last time the Jets faced the Patriots.

Tom Brady has been terrific against the Jets. In his last eight, including playoffs, he has posted 2,270 pass yards & 16 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 98.6 rating. Last time he faced the Jets, running back Shane Vereen posted 133 all-purpose yards and an 83 yard touchdown catch.