New York Jets vs. New England Patriots: The Series
Oct 16, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiverJulian Edelman
(11) runs the ball against New York Jets inside linebackerDemario Davis
(56) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
So the rivalry continues. For the final time of 2014, and likely the final time of the Rex Ryan era, the Jets take on the New England Patriots tomorrow afternoon at MetLife Stadium. 2014 has been the story of two teams headed in the opposite direction. Our beloved Jets have three wins on the year, and are looking at likely a top ten pick in the draft this spring. The Patriots are off to another playoff run, ranked #1 in the latest NFL power rankings.
Despite all of that, it still may be a fun afternoon. When the Jets and Patriots clash, there have been many memorable moments of the season.
Let’s look at the history between these teams.
The Patriots have only a slight, believe it or not, edge in the overall series against the Jets, with a record of 55-52-1. The Patriots have dominated of late, winning seven out of the last eight.
The last time these two teams met, the Patriots topped the Jets by the score of 27-25. It was a good one, and the Jets had a chance to win, but Chris Jones blocked a Nick Folk field goal attempt as time expired to secure the win.
Last time these two teams met here at MetLife, the Jets won it by the score of 30-27. Geno Smith accounted for two touchdowns, one on the ground and one through the air to Jeremy Kerley.
Oct 20, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) celebrates his touchdown run during the second half of their game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Believe it or not, Jets quarterback Geno Smith has actually fared well against New England. In the last two meetings, Geno has thrown for 459 yards to along with two TD’s versus only one interception, while adding 69 yards an a touchdown.
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The last time these two teams met, Chris Johnson posted 80 total yards, 61 rushing and 19 receiving. Team leading running back Chris Ivory needs 95 yards to top his career best total of 833 yards.
While with the Vikings, Jets WR Percy Harvin six catches for 104 yards in a 2010 meeting with the Patriots.
Tom Brady, however, has been superb when facing the New York Jets. In his last six starts against the Jets, 1,585 yards passing, 12 touchdowns, one interception.
Enjoy the game tomorrow, Jets fans.