NFL Football

Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
NY Jets 0 0 7 7 14
New England 13 7 10 0 30
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST12:00 PM CT21:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00 , September 22, 2019
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts  Weather: 81°, Clear  Attendance: 65,878

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New York Jets at New England Patriots

  1. The Jets have lost 10 consecutive games at New England, the longest road losing streak in Jets' history. Overall, the Patriots are 14-2 against the Jets since 2011, the best record by any team in any divisional matchup.
  2. New York is 0-2, and hasn't started 0-3 since the Herm Edwards-led 2003 Jets started 0-4 on their way to a 6-10 finish. Coincidentally, the Jets' Week 3 loss in 2003 (to make them 0-3) was at New England. A 26-year old Tom Brady beat a 39-year old Vinny Testaverde, 23-16.
  3. The Patriots have started 2-0 and have outscored their opponents 76-3. The +73 scoring differential through two games is the third-best such differential since the merger in 1970 and the best since the 1975 Redskins outscored their first two opponents 90-16 (+74).
  4. The Jets have gone 25 straight games since last scoring an opening-drive touchdown, the longest active streak in the NFL; the Patriots have scored in the first quarter in 15 consecutive regular-season games, tied for the longest such streak in Patriots history.
  5. Le'Veon Bell's 54 scrimmage touches (38 rushes, 16 receptions) are seven more than any other NFL player this season. Bell has accounted for 45.6 percent of the Jets' total net yards this season, the highest such percentage in the NFL.
  6. Since Week 15 of the 2006 season, Tom Brady is an incredible 64-2 in regular-season home games against AFC opponents (2014 Week 17 vs. Buffalo -- Brady sat out second half; 2017 Week 1 vs. Kansas City -- Kareem Hunt's first career NFL game and he had 246 scrimmage yards [on just 22 touches] and three scrimmage TD's).
Team Comparison

New York
New England
9.5 Points 38.0
188.0 Pass Yds 318.5
80.5 Rush Yds 111.5
5 Takeaways 5
(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) When the New York Jets called New England earlier this month to inquire about trading for wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, it was a long shot considering Bill Belichick hadn't once traded during his Patriots coaching tenure with the team he infamously resigned from after one day as head coach in 2000.

But Jets coach Adam Gase recalls New York general manager Joe Douglas being optimistic about the prospect in the aftermath of New England signing four-time All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown.

Thomas, who played under Gase when he was offensive coordinator in Denver in 2013 and `14, was a perfect fit for an offense the first-year Jets coach felt needed a boost after a season-opening loss to Buffalo.

"We were trying to figure out, `How could we go about this?'" Gase recalled. "I think to Joe's credit, he was like, `I'm just going to call him and the worst they could say is no.' And when they said, `Let's talk,' then those guys worked it out."

Belichick acknowledged that the stars aligned perfectly to make a rare deal between the AFC East foes possible.

"I would say, a certain period of time when there's no way this transaction would've happened," Belichick said. "They're not the easiest trades to make, but, you know, if the trade is good for both teams and ultimately what we're trying to do is improve our team."

It may be the only bit of kindness Belichick shows New York (0-2) when it arrives at Gillette Stadium for Sunday's matchup.

The Patriots (2-0) ran through Pittsburgh and Miami in their first two games, outscoring them 76-3 in a pair of routs .

Now they face a Jets team against which they have won six straight games and eight consecutive regular-season games in New England. The Jets beat the Patriots in Foxborough in the playoffs in the 2010 season, but haven't won a regular-season game there since 2008.

The Jets opened as an 18-point underdog. The line quickly grew to 23 by early in the week.

Asked this week if he's ever gone into a game with his opponent favored by that much, Gase smiled.

"Oh, I'm sure," Gase said. "I was in Detroit five years."

Some things to know as the two AFC East rivals square off in the first of two meetings this season:


Luke Falk will make his first NFL start after making his debut last Monday night against Cleveland.

The 24-year-old quarterback was on the practice squad a week ago, but was promoted to the active roster a few hours before the game. That was because Sam Darnold is recovering from mononucleosis . Trevor Siemian started against the Browns, but is now out for the season after injuring ankle ligaments. Falk went 20 of 25 for 198 yards after replacing Siemian.

Gase chose to stick with Falk as the starter - until Darnold returns in a few weeks. Falk was with Gase last season in Miami.

"He's very confident in his abilities," Gase said of Falk. "He's confident in his intelligence, and he's able to take things from the classroom with no reps and go out and execute. Obviously, being in the system for two years now, he has a really good grasp of it."


The Patriots are the only team in the NFL yet to give up a TD and are just the fourth team in the Super Bowl era to allow three points or fewer through their first two games. The previous one was 1981 Buffalo Bills.


Trumaine Johnson entered the season as the Jets' No. 1 cornerback. He opened the team's second game on the sideline - and stayed there most of the game.

Johnson, who signed a five-year, $72.5 million deal last year, was replaced in the lineup by Nate Hairston. And, it appears that could be the case against the Patriots.

"It just hasn't worked out as well as we need it to," Gase said of Johnson's benching. "The good thing is we've got a long ways to go."

Johnson didn't play until late in the fourth quarter when Hairston dealt with cramps. Johnson acknowledged after the game against the Browns and again during the week that he was "upset" by the team's decision. He insisted, though, he just wants to do what's best for the team to help them win.

"When my number's called," Johnson said, "I'll be ready to play."


New England's offensive line took another hit this week when starting left tackle Isaiah Wynn was placed on injured reserve .

Wynn hurt a foot during the Patriots' 43-0 win at Miami. This is the second straight season Wynn has been placed on IR. A preseason Achilles tendon injury caused him to miss his entire rookie season in 2018.

It comes after starting center David Andrews went on IR before the season opener with blood clots in his lungs. Starting right tackle Marcus Cannon also sat out last week after injuring his shoulder in the win over Pittsburgh.

Marshall Newhouse, who was signed last week, started in Cannon's place against Miami. He is likely to get nod this week if Cannon remains out.


AP Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. In New York contributed to this report.


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Updated September 19, 2019

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