Rivalry with Jets hasn’t been as tough for Patriots as many think

The New England Patriots and New York Jets have built a pretty strong rivalry over the years, one that’s resulted in the Jets seemingly playing the reigning Super Bowl champions close even in years when they haven’t had as much success. Or, at least that’s what most of the media seems to think.

In an interesting breakdown by Deep Threat, it shows that the past 32 matchups between these two teams have featured the Patriots essentially owning the Jets. It points out that New England has posted a record of 24-8 over that stretch, and only six of those wins were within a touchdown.

When looking at the breakdown of the series on The Football Database, there are a lot of wins next to the Patriots’ name in recent history. Since the start of the 2011 season (a game on October 9, 2011), they have won 10 of 12 matchups, with their two losses both coming in overtime.

During that stretch, they’ve also reeled off victories that included margins such as 41-3, 49-19 and 37-16. The Jets have played the Patriots tough in many instances over the years, and even won three of four games back between 2008 to 2010, but as of late, it’s been all New England.

This likely explains the 9.5-point spread in their Week 6 matchup, which favors the Patriots on the road, per Vegas Insider.

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