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OPENING LINE — Patriots by 18

RECORD VS. SPREAD — New York 0-2, New England 2-0

SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 65-54-1

LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Jets 38-3, Dec. 30, 2018

LAST WEEK — Jets lost to Browns 23-3; Patriots beat Dolphins 43-0

AP PRO32 RANKING — Jets No. 30, Patriots No. 1





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Patriots have won six straight vs. Jets and eight consecutive regular-season games between AFC East rivals in New England. Jets beat Patriots at Foxborough in playoffs in 2010 season but haven't won regular-season game there since 2008. ... Second-year QB Luke Falk makes first NFL start for Jets. Steps in for Sam Darnold, out since last week while recovering from mononucleosis, and Trevor Siemian, sidelined for season after injuring ankle vs. Browns. Falk 20 of 25 (80.0 for 198 yards after replacing Siemian. He's one of only three NFL QBs since 1970 merger to post at least 80% completion rate in first game with at least 20 attempts, joining Jacksonville's Gardner Minshew (88.0%, 2019) and Philadelphia's Nate Sudfeld (82.6%, 2017). ... Jets also signed David Fales to back up Falk. ... RB Le'Veon Bell has been workhorse for Jets in first two games, running for 128 yards on 38 carries and catching 16 passes for 93 yards and TD. Leads NFL running backs in receptions. ... WR Jamison Crowder leads Jets with 18 receptions, including 14 in season opener vs. Bills, and 139 yards receiving. ... LB Neville Hewitt, starting in place of injured Avery Williamson, leads Jets with 14 total tackles. He and Bills' Jordan Poyer and Titans' Logan Ryan only players this season with 10 or more tackles, sack and INT. ... CB Nate Hairston started in place of benched Trumaine Johnson last week and could do so again vs. Patriots. ... K Sam Ficken made 46-yard field goal on only attempt in Jets debut. He is fourth kicker Jets have had since July. . Patriots coach Bill Belichick has 89-30 all-time regular-season record against AFC East as New England's coach, including 28-10 record vs. Jets. . QB Tom Brady has 27-6 regular-season record as starter against Jets. He joins Brett Favre as only other quarterback with at least 23 wins against two divisional opponents. . With TD pass vs. Jets Brady will move into sole possession of second place on NFL's list for most career regular-season TD passes. Peyton Manning is first with 539. Brady is tied with injured Saints QB Drew Brees (522). . Patriots have outscored opponents 76-3 this season. ... They are only team in NFL yet to give up TD and are just fourth team in Super Bowl era to allow three points or fewer through their first two games (previous one was 1981 Buffalo Bills). . Patriots have league-high five interceptions through two games. . CB Stephon Gilmore is coming off first pick-6 of career, grabbing fourth-quarter pass by Miami's Ryan Fitzpatrick and returning it 54 yards for score in Patriots' win. . RB Sony Michel led Patriots last week with 85 yards rushing and TD. He had 133 yards rushing and TD in only career road meeting with Jets. . WR Antonio Brown had four catches for team-high 56 yards and TD in Patriots debut last week vs Miami, but off-field issues remain major story. . WR Josh Gordon has 167 yards receiving in two career games vs. Jets. . LB Jamie Collins and S Devin McCourty lead Patriots with two INTs each. ... Fantasy Tip: Brady had 533 yards passing (266.5 per game), 6 TDs and 0 INTs in games last season against Jets. His 715 career completions against Jets are most against any opponent.


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