NEW ENGLAND (6-0) at NEW YORK JETS (1-4)
Monday, 8:15 p.m. EDT, ESPN
OPENING LINE — Patriots by 12
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Patriots 4-2, Jets 2-3
SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 66-54-1
LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Jets 30-14, Sept. 22, 2019
LAST WEEK — Patriots beat Giants 35-14; Jets beat Cowboys 24-22.
AP PRO32 RANKING — Patriots No. 1, Jets No. 28
PATRIOTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (21), PASS (5).
PATRIOTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (3), PASS (2).
JETS OFFENSE — OVERALL (32), RUSH (30), PASS (32).
JETS DEFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (13), PASS (21).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Teams meeting for eighth time on “Monday Night Football,” with Jets leading 4-3 in MNF matchups. … Patriots off to 6-0 start for fourth time in team history. Look to improve to 7-0 for third time after doing so in 2007 and ’15. … Patriots looking for 20th season series sweep of Jets, and fourth straight. … New England playing New York teams in back-to-back weeks for third time. Went 0-2 vs. Jets and Giants in 1990, and 1-1 (lost to Giants, beat Jets) in 2011. … QB Tom Brady has 839 yards passing with eight TDs vs. no INTs with 116.8 rating in past three games against Jets. … Brady’s 28 regular-season wins vs. Jets are second-most vs. any opponent, with only his 31 against Buffalo more. … Brady’s 48 TD throws on MNF rank fourth all time, four behind Drew Brees for third place. Dan Marino has most with 74. … Brady has three TD runs this season, including two last week, giving him more scores on ground than nine teams have in total — including Jets (2). … RB Brandon Bolden has scored TDs in career-high three straight games. … Patriots 11-0 when RB Sony Michel scores a TD. … WR Julian Edelman has two straight games with 100 or more yards receiving and can notch first career three-game streak in regular season. … Patriots have allowed just 48 points through six games and currently on pace to give up NFL record-low 128 points. … New England leading league in several defensive categories, including total yards per game (234.7), yards per play (4.1), passing net yards per play (4.6), interceptions (14), passes defensed (44), quarterback hits (48), third-down efficiency (13.7 percent), opponent possessions inside 20 (4) and red-zone TD percentage (25. … LB Jamie Collins needs one sack to tie career high for season (5½ in 2014). … DE Chase Winovich returned blocked punt for TD vs. Giants and tied for second among rookies with four sacks. … Jets’ Adam Gase improved to 21-7 in one-score games as head coach. His .750 winning percentage in those games is tops in league among coaches with at least 10 such contests since 2016. … Jets QB Sam Darnold returned last week from three-game absence because of mononucleosis and was selected AFC offensive player of week after going 23 of 32 for 338 yards and two TDs with an INT vs. Cowboys. … At 22 years, 130 days old, Darnold became youngest player in Super Bowl era with TD pass of 90 yards or more when he connected with Robby Anderson for 92-yarder. It was second-longest offensive play in franchise history and longest at home. … Anderson had season-high five catches for 125 yards and first TD of season. … Jets will honor former center Kevin Mawae during halftime ceremony after he was inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in August. … Fantasy Tip: Despite big game last week, Anderson might not be go-to fantasy WR this week because he’ll likely be locked up with Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore. WR Jamison Crowder could be solid play, though. Has 20 catches for 197 yards in two games with Darnold at QB.
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