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Week 2: Jets-Patriots capsule

NEW YORK JETS (1-0) at NEW ENGLAND (1-0)

8:25 p.m., Channel 5, NFL Network

OPENING LINE – Patriots by 12 ½.

RECORD VS. SPREAD – New York 1-0, New England 0-1.

SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead 55-52-1.

LAST MEETING – Patriots won, 49-19, on Nov. 22, 2012.

LAST WEEK – Jets beat Buccaneers, 18-17; Patriots beat Bills, 23-21.

AP PRO32 RANKING – Jets No. 26; Patriots No. 5.

JETS OFFENSE – OVERALL (18), RUSH (10T), PASS (19)

JETS DEFENSE – OVERALL (4), RUSH (8T), PASS (8)

PATRIOTS OFFENSE OVERALL (5), RUSH (2), PASS (13)

PATRIOTS DEFENSE – OVERALL (8), RUSH (26), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Both teams won openers with last-minute field goals, Jets with two seconds left, Patriots with five seconds left. ... Patriots have won last four games against Jets and 17 of last 22. ... Jets QB Geno Smith threw for 256 yards and led team with 47 yards rushing in NFL debut after being drafted in second round. ... TE Kellen Winslow Jr. led Jets with seven catches and 79 yards receiving in opener. He played one NFL game last year, for Patriots, then signed as free agent with Jets in June. ... Rex Ryan is 10-4 as Jets coach in September, 29-28 in other months. ... WR Jeremy Kerley had career-high 120 yards receiving last game vs. Patriots and three catches in opener vs. Bucs, but out tonight with concussion. ... WR Santonio Holmes had one catch vs. Bucs after missing most of last season with foot injury that required two surgeries. ... Two first-round picks made debut on defense for Jets: CB Dee Milliner, chosen 9th, had two tackles. DL Sheldon Richardson, picked 13th, tied for team lead with seven. ... Patriots have won last 11 AFC East games. ... Tom Brady has TD pass in 49 consecutive games, second in NFL history to Drew Brees’s 54. ... Shane Vereen must miss next eight games after going on injured reserve with designation to return for Patriots. Had 101 yards rushing vs. Bills. WR Danny Amendola also could miss game with groin injury after catching 10 passes in opener. ... Patriots’ 431 yards vs. Bills surpassed their NFL-leading average of 427.9 last year. But they did it on 89 plays, an average of 4.8 yards, compared to 5.7 last season. ... Julian Edelman, who had seven catches and two touchdowns Sunday, had his first eight receptions as a pro against Jets in second game of 2009. ... Patriots face second straight rookie QB in Smith after opening against EJ Manuel. ... RB Leon Washington, now with Patriots, had 49-yard rush against them when he was with Jets in 2007. That’s second longest run by a Jet against the Patriots. ... LB Jerod Mayo had 35 tackles in two games vs. Jets last year.

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