A victory will clinch Homefield Advantage for the Patriots for the sixth time in franchise history. Four of the prior five times led to a New England Super Bowl appearance (2003, 2007, 2011, 2014). The other led to a first round disaster against the Jets in 2010.
This is the second time the Patriots will face the Jets this year, after winning 30-23 in week 7. Quarterback Tom Brady threw 54 passes to extend his NFL record 23 games with 50+ attempts. He currently has 24 games and a 16-8 record. Brady is the only quarterback with a winning record in 10+ games of 50+ attempts.
The Jets feature former Patriots great CB Darrelle Revis and RB Stevan Ridley. Revis is most known for winning a Super Bowl with the Patriots. Former Patriots defensive coach Pepper Johnson serves the same role for the Jets. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was a part of the Jets franchise prior to becoming the Patriots head coach.
Oh, and did you know that Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick went to Harvard?!
Date: Sunday, December 27th, 2015
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Kickoff: 1:00 PM EST
Announcers: Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts, with Evan Washburn on the sidelines
Radio: 98.5 FM, with Scott Zolak and Bob Socci
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Tickets: For tickets fans can visit the NFL Ticket Exchange
Additional Information: The Patriots provide an incredible breakdown on their website.