The New England Patriots season is rolling along and they get another relatively easy touch this Sunday, November 27th when they head to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey to face the New York Jets. New England handled the San Francisco 49ers 30-17 on the road last week to improve to 8-2 on the year and stay atop the AFC East. The Jets rested in week 11 with a bye and their 3-7 record sees them occupy the cellar of the AFC East.
Patriots vs Jets: Pinnacle NFL Betting Line:
- Pinnacle lists the Patriots at -7.5 points at +102 with the Jets +7.5 points at -112, the over/under is 47 points with the over at -109 and the under -101
Patriots vs Jets Trends:
New England Patriots:
Season record: 8-2 SU, 8-2 ATS
- New England is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- New England is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New England’s last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of New England’s last 13 games when playing NY Jets
- New England is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing NY Jets
- New England is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing NY Jets
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of New England’s last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Jets
- New England is 11-4 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against NY Jets
- New England is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Jets
New York Jets:
- Season record: 3-7 SU, 3-6-1 ATS
- NY Jets are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games
- NY Jets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games
- NY Jets are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games when playing New England
- NY Jets are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing New England
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of the NY Jets last 13 games when playing New England
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Jets last 6 games when playing at home against New England
- NY Jets are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against New England
- NY Jets are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games when playing at home against New England
New England Patriots – A Closer Look:
New England bounced back from their home loss to Seattle with a victory in San Francisco last week to improve to 8-2. Quarterback Tom Brady didn’t have his best day though as he finished the game by competing just 60 per cent of his passes by going 24-for-40. However, he did manage to throw four touchdown passes without an interception. He’s tossed 16 touchdown passes so far this season and has been picked off just once. Running back LeGarrette Blount was in fine form once again with 124 rushing yards and 6.5 yards per run. He’s now rushed for 802 of his team’s 1,183 yards which represents 67.7 per cent of them.
Blount will be facing a Jets’ defense which has allowed 262 rushing yards in their past two outings. New England’s rushing game is ranked just 16th in the league though at 118.3 yards per contest. However, they’ve broken the 100-yard battier seven times in their 10 games. It looks like receiver Rob Gronkowski may miss this game too due to a chest problem, but Julian Edelman is a good alternative for Brady. The quarterback threw 17 passes to the wideout last week as Edelman caught eight of them for 77 yards along with a touchdown. Three different New England players average more than 50 receiving yards a game this season making the offense hard to defend.
New York Jets – A Closer Look:
Bryce Petty started at quarterback for the Jets in week 10, but he couldn’t muster much in the way of offense as the Rams beat them 9-6 and wasted a good defensive effort. The sophomore quarterback who was starting his first NFL game threw for 163 yards along with a touchdown pass and an interception. In addition, 52 of those yards came on a catch by receiver Robby Anderson. However, it’s either Petty or Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback. Fitzpatrick owns the league’s worst pass-completion percentage at 56.4 and his passer rating of 67.6 is also the league’s worst while his 13 interceptions are the most in the league. In addition, his passing yards per game is the third worst for starters at 220.3.
No matter who starts this Sunday, the Jets will need to be strong on the ground just in case the quarterback struggles in the air. Running back Matt Forte has had a pretty good season with seven touchdowns, 73.2 yards per game and 3.9 yards per carry. He’s also rushed for at least 95 yards in each of the past five games. Pass-catching running back Bilal Powell has been averaging 73 yards per game in his last three appearances at 6.8 yards each carry. The New York defense gives up 260.5 passing yards per game, which is sixth-worst in the league. The run defense is much better at 85.4 yards, which is sixth-best and their 3.5 yards against per carry is second-best. However, they’ve been burned on the ground in their last two outings.
Next up for both teams:
by Ian S. Palmer