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Jets now account for half of Patriots’ wins last calendar year – CBS Boston

by Michael HurleyCBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – The Patriots have fallen from their days as regular Super Bowl contenders. But at least they still have the planes.

New England welcomed the Jets in Foxboro on Sunday afternoon for their second of two encounters this season. And just as they did in Week 2, the Patriots convincingly won…and then some others. By the time the final trumpet sounded mercifully, the Patriots walked away with a 54-13 victory. (It wasn’t who – which close.)

The Jets now have two out of three Patriots wins this season. (The other came against 1-5 Texas).

Going back to the full calendar year through last October, the Patriots won eight games. Four of those victories came against aircraft.

The Patriots have now won 12 consecutive games against the Jets. They have won 15 of their last 16 encounters with the Jets, and 20 of their last 22.

After starting the 2020 season with a 2-1 scoreline last September, the Patriots led 5-8 from the start of October through to the end of the season. The Patriots ended a four-game losing streak with a 30-27 win over the Jets in Week 9, and finished a three-game losing streak with a 28-14 win over the Jets in Week 17.

This year, the Patriots rebounded from their first week loss by beating the Jets 25-6 in Week Two. They bounced back from an overtime loss against the Cowboys last week to flip on the Jets this week, notching their first home win in the fifth. Try the process.

The Jets started last year 0-13 before winning back-to-back games against the Rams and Browns. They finished the year at 2-14, taking the second overall pick, which they used on Zach Wilson. The team hired respected San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as their new head coach, hoping to usher in a new era.

Wilson suffered a knee injury on Sunday and left the game in the first half, and it looks like the Gates – now 1-5 – are stuck in the same cycle they’ve been in since 2016. That’s tough for them…but as ever, he’s great for the Patriots.