The Patriots-Jets game looks like a battle of equals. Unfortunately for both teams, according to Cold Hard Football Facts, neither team is good enough to be holding Lombardi's Trohpy at the end of the season.
"Both teams have the same record," said CHFF's Kerry Byrne. "But both teams have only one win against a quality opponent. . . Neither team right now is Super Bowl caliber."
The matchup is even in terms of both teams' all-time records against each other, too. Both have 52 wins against the other going back to the days of the New York Titans and the Boston Patriots.
The biggest problem facing the Patriots is the Jets pass defense, which has a defensive passer rating of 59.4. That's very good. In fact, they're on pace to be the best pass defense since the 2003 Patriots. Seems like so long ago, doesn't it?
"This Patriots offense is under pressure big time," Gary Tanguay said, "because the defense cannot win a game for them."