New England Patriots vs New York Jets : The Jets will challenge New England on the road at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Jets will be looking to avenge the 13-27 loss they took the last time these two teams played.
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The Jets fought the good fight in their overtime game last Sunday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result. The Jets didn’t finish too far behind, but the team still lost 38-44 to Green Bay.
Meanwhile, New England received the perfect holiday gift last week. They walked away with a 24-12 win over Buffalo. That’s another feather in the cap for New England, who also won these teams’ last head-to-head.
The Jets are the clear underdogs, so they’re hoping it’s the size of the fight that determines this one. Signs indicate that those betting on them against the spread won’t find the odds much better since the squad is 3-7-1 ATS when expected to lose.
New England’s victory lifted them to 10-5-1 while the Jets’ loss dropped them down to 4-11-1. Last Sunday New England relied heavily on Sony Michel, who rushed for 116 yards and 1 touchdown on 18 carries.
The Patriots (10-5) were on the verge of playing in a wild card game for the first time since 2009 entering Week 16. However, their win over the Buffalo Bills, combined with a loss by the Houston Texans, propelled back them into the No. 2-seed. They can secure that second-seed and a first-round bye with a win over the Jets.
The Jets (4-11) lost 27-13 to the Patriots in Week 12, but they were tied 10-10 with the Patriots at halftime. The Jets, who are expected to fire coach Todd Bowles and possibly general manager Mike Mccagnan after the season, certainly wouldn’t mind ending their season by upsetting the Patriots and potentially sending them tumbling into a wild card spot