Game facts: Jets at Patriots

Clinching scenario: The Patriots can clinch the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC with a win over the Jets and a Raiders loss to the Colts.

Mind-blowing stat: The Patriots have clinched a first-round bye in the playoffs for seven straight seasons (longest such streak in NFL history).

Key matchup: The Jets' defense has allowed the fourth-highest passer rating in the NFL this season (100.2); Tom Brady has the second-best passer rating in the NFL (109.7).

Stout defense:Since Week 11, the Patriots defense has allowed 14.0 points per game (T-2nd-in NFL) and 4.9 yards per play (4th in NFL).

Achilles heel: The Patriots have yet to face a QB who ranks in the top 10 in passer rating this season. New England ranks 15th in passer rating allowed this year (87.5).

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