Though they’ve already clinched a spot within the postseason, the Patriots seeding continues to be very a lot up within the air as they head into their Week 17 matchup towards the Jets.

The Patriots (10-5) are at present slotted into the No. 2 seed within the AFC, however can end anyplace between the No. 1 and No. Four spots by the tip of the day.  So long as New England wins on Sunday, it will get a first-round bye. A win mixed with a Chiefs and Chargers loss will give the Patriots the No. 1 seed and house area benefit all through the postseason. The Texans and Ravens have their very own eventualities the place they will clinch a first-round bye, which on the very least contain a win for them and a loss by the Patriots. New England hasn’t needed to play on wild card weekend since 2009.

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Regardless of a matchup that has been very one-sided in current reminiscence — the Jets (4-11) have not received a recreation in regulation towards the Patriots for the reason that 2011 playoffs — we might be in for a shock, for the reason that two offenses have been trending reverse methods as of late.

New England has put up simply 34 factors in its final two video games and Tom Brady has thrown for 405 yards and three interceptions in that span. In the meantime, Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold has regarded higher after a sluggish and injury-plagued begin to the season. He has 5 touchdowns and nil interceptions in his final two contests.

Sporting Information will present stay updates from the common season finale between AFC East foes Jets and Patriots, which is being performed in Foxborough, Mass.

Jets vs. Patriots: Rating, stay updates, highlights

(All instances ET)

Jets: 3
Patriots: 21

Halftime: Patriots 21, Jets 3

2:21 p.m.: Darnold is sacked on the primary play and the Jets decide to expire the clock for the remainder of the primary half.

2:20 p.m.: New England retains the offense on the sphere on fourth-and-1 and are available up properly quick. Jets will take over with 25 seconds left within the half.

2:14 p.m.: It takes New England simply 4 performs to cross midfield as we have now hit the two-minute warning. 

2:09 p.m.: Darnold and the Jets moved the ball loads higher on their final drive, however finally flip it over on downs after the cross to Robby Anderson on fourth-and-Three contained in the 5-yard line fell incomplete. New England takes over with 4 and a half minutes to play however might want to go 95 yards for a landing. 

1:55 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS. The Patriots benefit from the penalty and rating on a cross from Brady to Phillip Dorsett ultimately zone. Patriots 21, Jets 3

1:53 p.m.: Brady overthrows Chris Hogan ultimately zone on second down and is compelled to throw it away on third down, however a roughing the passer penalty retains the drive alive. 

1:49 p.m.: Fumble! Elijah McGuire loses the ball on the Jets first play after the landing. Devin McCourty recovers and the Patriots have the ball contained in the Jets’ 10-yard line. 

1:44 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS. New England scores a landing on their second straight drive as Brady finds Rex Burkhead ultimately zone, his second passing landing to a operating again within the recreation. Brady is 13 of 15 for 131 yards up to now within the first half. Patriots 14, Jets 3

Finish of first quarter: Patriots 7, Jets 3

1:32 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, JETS. New York responds with a 40-yard area objective by Jason Myers. Darnold is simply 1-for-6 passing within the early going, however does have a 28-yard run. Patriots 7, Jets 3

1:21 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS. New England caps an environment friendly nine-play drive with a landing cross from Brady to James White. Brady accomplished all six of his passes on the drive. Patriots 7, Jets 0

1:12 p.m.: Nothing doing for the Jets on their first drive, as Darnold misses excessive on his first two passes.

1:07 p.m.: James White drops a 3rd down cross and the Patriots should punt on their first drive.

1:05 p.m.: New England opts to run with Sony Michel on its first three performs earlier than Brady goes to the air and dumps if off to Julian Edelman for its second first down of the sport.

12:51 p.m.: Not like another groups, the Patriots is not going to be resting their starters right now. Cordarrelle Patterson is probably the most outstanding inactive for the house crew right now. {
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