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Series: Tied at 51-51-1
This Year: Each team won its respective home game. The Jets won 28-14 at New Meadowlands Stadium, handing New England what would be one of only two losses this season. The Pats got revenge, trouncing Rex Ryan's team 45-3 in Foxboro on November 22.
September 17, 1960: This New York-Boston rivalry goes back to the AFL days. On this date, the Boston Patriots defeated the Titans of New York 28-24 at the Polo Grounds. The Titans finished with a record of 7-7, two games better than the Patriots, despite losing both meetings that year.
October 2, 1966: The two teams tied for the first and only time in a 24-24 deadlock at Fenway Park. The Patriots didn't win another game against the Jets until the '70s. New York won nine-straight contests between 1966 and 1971.
December 28, 1985: The Patriots beat the Jets 26-14 in their first NFL post-season meeting. The Patriots went on to upset the Raiders and the Dolphins on the way to an appearance in Super Bowl XX. The Pats controlled the Jets during the 80s, winning 12 of 20 meetings.
September 14, 1997: Pete Carroll's Patriots defeat the Jets 27-24 in one of only three overtime games between these rivals. Carroll had taken over the head coaching position for Bill Parcells who left after 1996 to take the head coaching job with the Jets.
September 23, 2001: Patriots backup Tom Brady gets his first chance to play in an NFL regular season game, following Drew Bledsoe's injury at the hands of Jets linebacker Mo Lewis. The Jets won the game 10-3.
Since then: Brady turned out to be a leader few thought he would be. The Jets are 3-15 against Brady, but have shown some signs of light, winning three of the last five meetings between the teams.