As we move closer to the postseason, the New England Patriots will host the New York Jets for their second match of the season on Sunday, 20th November, at the Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts. The hosts will be going into the game as 5.5-point favourites, while the total is set at 39.5.
Since 2003, the two teams have faced each other 41 times, out of which the Patriots have won 34 times. It has been almost 12 years since the Jets beat their rivals on the road. Here is a quick round-up of the performance of the two teams to get an idea of what to expect from the Sunday game.
New York Jets Statistics
The New York Jets will come into Sunday’s match with a record of 6-3 in the season. The team played its last match against the Buffalo Bills in the 9th week and won by a score of 20:17.
The New York Jets has been one of the most prominent teams in the season, having won five out of its last six matches played. The team has scored an average of 21.8 points per game. Its yards rushing average is 116 yards per game, which puts it in 18th place in the league. The team has raked in a total of 3015 yards in the season.
The Jets have surrendered an average of 19.6 points per game, putting it in 10th place in the NFL. The team has surrendered a total of 1810 yards, earning it 6th place, while the average for total yards conceded is 312.0 yards per game. The Jets’ average concession via the air is 201.1 yards, which accumulates for a completion percentage of 61.3%.
New England Patriots Statistics
The New England Patriots also played their last match in week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts when they won by 26-3. The team currently has a score of five wins and four losses. The team has won four out of their last six matches, and it will be interesting to see if they can keep up the momentum.
The Patriots have scored an average of 22.6 points per game, placing them in 14th place in the league. The team averages 319.9 yards per outing, making them 26th in the league. The team has raked in a total of 1824 yards via the air, while its average yards on the ground are 117.2 per outing.
On the defence side, the team ranks 7th in the league in terms of points allowed, averaging 18.4 points per game. The team has conceded a total of 166 points in the season. The team has surrendered a total of 1086 yards with an average of 120.7 yards per game on the ground.
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots Prediction
Although the New York Jets are a very strong opponent, it remains to be seen if they can beat the Patriots in the coming match. The team has not been able to beat New England since 2015 and has 13 matches in a row. They may spring a surprise upon the opponent, but despite being a strong team, the stats lean in favour of the New England Patriots.