The Patriots and Jets will battle Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium, continuing their division rivalry. The rivalry has picked up since Rex Ryan became head coach of the Jets in 2009. Here is a look at the games between the two teams dating back to 2009.
Week 2: Jets 16-9
The Jets were able to beat the Patriots at home in week 2 of the 2009 season. The Jets made Tom Brady uncomfortable all game long. He went 23-47 for 216 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception. He finished with a quarterback rating of 53.1. The Jets were also able to take Randy Moss out of the game. He finished with four catches for 24 yards. Wes Welker didn’t play in the game because of injury. The Patriots actually held a 9-3 lead at the half, but 13 unanswered points in the second half gave the Jets the victory.
Week 11: Patriots 31-14
The Patriots were able to avenge their loss in week two with a convincing win at home. The key to the win was the Patriots defense forcing turnovers. Mark Sanchez threw four interceptions, three of which went to Leigh Bodden. The defense forced five total Jet turnovers. The offense racked up 410 yards. Lawrence Maroney had two rushing touchdowns, while Welker hauled in 15 passes totaling 192 yards.
Week 2: Jets 28-14
For the second straight season the two teams faced off in week 2 at the Meadowlands, and once again the Jets came out on top. The Jets defense was able to get to Brady again, forcing him into two interceptions. Sanchez had a solid game finishing 21-30 for 230 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. The Patriots also once again did not score in the second half. Late in the first half the Patriots led 14-7, but the Jets went on to score 21 unanswered points.
Week 13: Patriots 45-3
On Monday Night Football in front of the entire country the Patriots completely dominated the Jets winning 45-3. It was one of the most hyped games of the entire season, but the game did not live up to its hype. Brady shredded the Jets defense going 21-29 for 326 yards and four touchdowns to go along with zero interceptions. The Patriots led 24-3 at the half and never looked back.
Divisional Round: Jets 28-21
The Jets knocked the Patriots out of the playoffs with a 28-21 win at Gillette Stadium. This was the second consecutive year where the Patriots lost in their first playoff game. This time it was the Jets jumping out to the lead, they led 14-3 at the half. The Patriots did cut the lead to 14-11 in the third quarter, but that would be as close of the Patriots would get. Sanchez threw for threw touchdowns and did not throw an interception.
Sunday’s game will mark the sixth time Bill Belichick and Ryan have faced each other. Currently Ryan holds a 3-2 advantage. The Jets currently have lost two straight and are 2-2 on the season, while the Patriots are 3-1. As always it should be interesting, just like any other time these two teams meet.