#TBT to the last Patriots-Jets matchup

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*This article is part of a weekly Throwback Thursday series that will feature short recaps and stats of the last time the New England Patriots played their upcoming opponent.


The New England Patriots and the New York Jets last met on Nov. 25, 2018 in a matchup at MetLife Stadium. The Patriots came away with a 27-13 divisional victory to move to 8-3 on the season at that time.

This win gave New England its 18th straight season with a .500 record or better, which puts them in second to Dallas, which had 21 .500 or better seasons from 1965-1985.


In this game, Tom Brady became the career leader in total yards passing in regular season and playoff games. He also reached 3,000 yards passing for the 16th season, tying Peyton Manning for second in NFL history behind Brett Favre who has 18.

Rookie Sony Michel rushed for a season-best 133 yards and a touchdown, while the team combined for 214 yards on the ground.


Tom Brady was 20-of-31 for 283 yards and two scores, while Josh McCown was 26-of-45 for 276 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Sony Michel led the way for New England’s ground game with 21 carries for 133 yards and one score.

Isaiah Crowell had six rushes for 30 yards for the Jets, while McCown had three carries for 25 yards and Elijah McGuire contributed six rushes for 19.

Julian Edelman led the way for the Patriots passing game. He caught four balls for 84 yards and one score. Rob Gronkowski had the other touchdown reception, as he added three catches for 56 yards.

Patrick Chung had 13 total tackles, including seven solo for New England, while Trey Flowers and Deatrich Wise Jr. both added a sack apiece.

Avery Williamson and Jamal Adams led the way for New York’s defense with 11 and 10 total tackles, respectively.


The New England Patriots will take on the New York Jets on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. This regular season finale is set for 1pm from Gillette Stadium.

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