Following New England's 43-22 playoff triumph in 2013-14, the Patriots lead the series with nine wins (three in the playoffs) to the Colts' five wins (one in the playoffs), and the Patriots lead in points scored, 411-351. Indianapolis has won two of the three meetings between these AFC East rivals.
In addition to its nine all-time postseason victories, New England has also won 12 regular season games when it holds an early lead. The last time this happened was in 2004 when the Patriots began the year with 11 wins. That season, they went on to claim their 13th victory of 1999 when they defeated Miami 24-16 in the first game of the playoffs.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is one win away from tying Peyton Manning for most career postseason victories by a QB. If Brady beats Denver in the Super Bowl, he'll have 14 wins all time. Manning currently has 13 wins.
Brady is also one win away from becoming just the third player in NFL history to win four consecutive games after trailing at any point during those games. The other two players to do so are Terry Bradshaw (five times) and Roger Staubach (four times).
Brady is one win away from becoming only the second quarterback in NFL history to record four straight postseasons with at least three touchdown passes.
Stats and Rankings for Teams Table Tot Yds & TO Rushing Player PF Yds Ply Y/A Team Stats 589 6580 1058 4.1 Statistics on Opposition 274 4613 933 1 1 14 4.4 Offense Lg Rank
The Patriots broke the record for most points scored in a season with 589, breaking the previous mark by 33 points. The Patriots won 12 games in which they scored more than 30 points, four games in which they scored more than 40 points, and two games in which they scored more than 50 points.
When was the Patriots' last appearance in the playoffs? The New England Patriots last appeared in the playoffs in 2019, where they were eliminated in the wild card round. In their 49 seasons, they've made the playoffs 26 times. When were the Patriots last out of the playoffs? The last time the New England Patriots missed the playoffs was in 2008.
The Patriots have won nine straight games against the Jets and have swept the series in each of the previous four seasons. New England leads the series overall, 68-54-1. The Patriots are 36-25-1 all-time versus the Jets at home, with a 16-4 record at Gillette Stadium. They will be looking to win their fifth consecutive game in New York.
New York has lost five of six games against the Patriots and will be looking to get back on track after losing 37-33 at home to Pittsburgh last week. The teams met for the first time this season on Sunday, October 20th, with the Patriots winning 26-20 at Foxboro Stadium. Brandin Cooks had two touchdowns in the first quarter as New England took control of the game, before Le'Veon Bell ran for a touchdown late in the second quarter to make it 13-7 at the half. Tom Brady was 25 of 39 for 301 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Rob Gronkowski had eight receptions for 119 yards and a score while Chris Hogan had seven catches for 89 yards and a touchdown. Sony Michel had 17 carries for 57 yards and a score while Rex Burkhead had 12 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown off the bench.
New England is coming off a 27-16 victory over Miami during which they scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to secure the win. It was their fifth straight victory and moved them into first place in the AFC East division.