The New England Patriots return home for a three-game stretch after a very successful road trip with wins over the Cowboys and Colts. This week they take on a resurgent Jets team for first place in the AFC East. The Jets are playing much better football than preseason predictions gave them credit for.
The game will be televised on CBS with Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts handling the play-by-play and analyst duties and will be carried locally on WBZ TV. Kickoff is slated for 1:00 p.m.
The Jets (4-1) have thrived under new coach Todd Bowles and a re-tooled secondary. The team brought back Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie as well as Buster Skrine and the pass defense is one of the best if not the best in the NFL.
The Jets offense has been keyed behind the physical running of Chris Ivory, who has been outstanding thru the first quarter plus of the season. Last week the Jets blew out the Washington Redskins 34-20 as Ivory gained 146 yards on the ground and 196 overall.
New England (5-0), was victorious over the Colts 34-27 on Sunday Night Football as Tom Brady continued his sharp play to start the season. Brady threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in the contest that featured one of the more bizarre special teams plays that one could imagine. The Colts tried a fake punt that had zero chance of success which led to a Patriots touchdown that put the game away in the second half.
We here at PatsFans.com are continuing our “Razor’s Edge” column in 2015 to give a quick break down on some of the key matchups of the game and what you can look for in how the game plays out.
Series History: The Patriots and Jets have met 115 times in their history with the results being pretty even throughout the history and rivalry between the two teams. New England holds a 60-54-1 edge overall as they’ve dominated in the win column the past several years although most of the games have been very close.
The Patriots are 31-25-1 overall against the Jets at home in their history. New England took both games last season with a total difference of three points in the matchups. A 27-25 win at home and a 17-16 win in the Meadowlands.
Here is a look at some of the key matchups and who holds the Razor’s Edge.
First up is the Patriots offense:
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