NEW YORK JETS (2-13) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (6-9)
WEEK 17 // SUNDAY, JAN. 3, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // GILLETTE STADIUM // REFEREE: BRAD ROGERS
LEADER: Patriots lead all-time series, 66-53-1
STREAKS: Patriots have won past 9
LAST GAME: 11/9/20: Patriots 30 at Jets 27
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/22/19: Patriots 30, Jets 14
QB SAM DARNOLD passed for 175 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs last week. Aims for 4th in row with 0 INTs. Passed for 167 yards with 0 INTs in only career start at NE. Has 215+ pass yards in 2 of his past 3 on road vs. division. • RB LA’MICAL PERINE had 44 scrimmage yards (30 rush, 14 rec.) last week. • WR JAMISON CROWDER led team with 7 catches for 92 yards & TD last week, his 4th game this season with 90+ rec. yards. Aims for 3rd in row with 6+ catches & 65+ rec. yards. Had TD catch in Week 9 meeting. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 on road vs. division. WR BRESHAD PERRIMAN set season highs in catches (5), rec. yards (101) & rec. TDs (2) in Week 9 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NE with 50+ rec. yards. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 75+ rec. yards. WR BRAXTON BERRIOS had 3 catches for 60 yards & TD in Week 16. Has 45+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Rookie WR DENZEL MIMS had 4 catches for 62 yards in Week 9 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 60+ rec. yards. TE CHRIS HERNDON had TD catch in Week 16. • DL JOHN FRANKLIN-MYERS had sack, PD & 2nd FR of season last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. DL NATHAN SHEPHERD aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB NEVILLE HEWITT had careerhigh 2 PD in Week 16. Has 9+ tackles in 3 of past 4. Had sack in last road meeting. Has TFL in 2 of his past 3 on road. LB TARELL BASHAM had 5 tackles, sack & career-high 2 FFs last week. Had 2 TFL in Week 9 meeting. LB FRANKIE LUVU had 1st sack of season & 1st-career FF in Week 16. CB ARTHUR MAULET had 5 tackles & career-high 3 PD last week.
QB CAM NEWTON rushed for 12th TD of season last week, most among QBs & tied 2nd-most by QB in single season since 1970. Completed 27 of 35 passes (77.1 pct.) for 274 yards & 99 rating & rushed for 2 TDs in Week 9 meeting. Has 250+ pass yards, 0 INTs & 95+ rating in 2 of 3 career games vs. NYJ. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYJ with rush TD. Aims for his 8th in row vs. AFC East with 0 INTs. • RB SONY MICHEL led team with 69 rush yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYJ with rush TD. Has 5 rush TDs in 3 career games vs. NYJ. Has 65+ rush yards in 4 of his past 5 at home. RB JAMES WHITE has 50+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. NYJ. Aims for his 3rd in row at home vs. NYJ with TD catch. Since 2015, leads RBs in catches (360), rec. yards (3,130) & rec. TDs (24). • WR JAKOBI MEYERS aims for his 4th in row with 45+ rec. yards. Set career highs in catches (12) & rec. yards (169) in Week 9 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYJ with 5+ catches. Has 110+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. WR DAMIERE BYRD had 5 catches for 65 yards in Week 9 meeting. • DB J.C. JACKSON tied season-high with 5 tackles last week. Had 2 PD & INT in Week 9 meeting. Has INT in 4 of his past 5 vs. division. Ranks 2nd in NFL with career-high 8 INTs this season. DB DEVIN MCCOURTY had 6 tackles & TFL in Week 16. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ tackles. Aims for his 5th in row vs. NYJ with PD. Has INT in 2 of his past 3 vs. NYJ. DB JONATHAN JONES led team with season-high 8 tackles & had 1st FF of season last week. DL DEATRICH WISE had sack in Week 9 meeting.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Tom McCarthy, Jay Feely SIRIUS: 108 (NYJ), 136 (NE) | XM: 385 (NYJ), 230 (NE)