Quick Take: Jets-Patriots

In Brief

» Last meeting:Dustin Keller scored the game's lone touchdown as the Jets toppled the Patriots, 16-9.
» Streaks: The Patriots have won four of the past six, but are barely behind in the overall series, 50-49-1, including the playoffs.
» Last week: New England failed to protect a 17-point lead and lost at Indianapolis, 35-34. ... New York was victimized by a Josh Scobee field goal as time expired in a 24-22 loss to Jacksonville.

Keep your eye on ...Bill Belichick's response: New England's coach rarely faces much criticism for his in-game decisions, but his move to go for it on fourth-and-2 against Indianapolis at his own 28-yard line with just over 2 minutes to play has drawn plenty of criticism. He will be out to prove he is still at the top of his game against nemesis Rex Ryan and the Jets.

Randy Moss' ability to bust out against Darrelle Revis: In the first meeting between these teams earlier this year, Moss had one of his worst games as a Patriot while being blanketed by Revis. He finished with a season-low 24 yards and was held without a touchdown. Look for him to be motivated to prove he cannot be contained in his rematch with Revis.

Mark Sanchez's growing pains: It seems like a long time ago that the Jets were 3-0 and Sanchez was the toast of New York. Since that fast start, he has just five touchdowns with 10 interceptions and the team has gone 1-5. Against the explosive Patriots, Sanchez will have to pick up his game, or it could be tough for the Jets to emerge victorious.

Did you know?

The Jets average 170.1 rushing yards per game, which ranks first in the NFL. ... Jerricho Cotchery is seven receptions away from being the 13th Jet all-time with 300 in his career. ... Patriots RB Laurence Maroney has a rushing touchdown in four straight games. When Maroney scores on the ground, the Patriots are 15-2.

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