Notes: Pats win franchise-best 19 straight at home

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Notes: Pats win franchise-best 19 straight at home

The following are notes from the Patriots - Jets game courtesy of the Patriots media relations staff:

PATRIOTS SHARP AT GILLETTE
The Patriots have now won 19 straight regular season home games dating back to a 47-7 win over Arizona on Dec. 21, 2008. New Englands 19 straight regular-season home wins establishes a new franchise record, topping the teams previous record of 18 straight regular-season home victories from Dec. 29, 2002 through Sept. 8, 2005. The Patriots own an overall record of 62-12 (.838) at Gillette Stadium in regular season games. Since their state-of-the-art facility opened at the beginning of the 2002 season, the Patriots own the NFLs best record at home all-time.

13 STRAIGHT GAMES WITH 30 OR MORE POINTS RANKS SECOND IN NFL HISTORY
The Patriots scored 30 points, marking their 13th straight game with 30 or more points. The Patriots current streak of 13 straight games with 30 or more points is second in NFL history to the 14 straight games by the St. Louis Rams (1999-2000).

PATRIOTS-JETS SERIES TIED, 52-52-1
Following Sundays Patriots victory, the all-time series between the Patriots and Jets is tied, 52-52-1 (including a 2-1 Patriots advantage in playoff games).

GREEN-ELLIS SETS SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGH WITH 136 RUSHING YARDS
BenJarvus Green-Ellis had a career-best 136 rushing yards on 27 carries (5.0 avg.), two of which were touchdown runs. Green-Elliss 136 rushing yards are the most for a Patriots player since Oct. 20, 2008, when Sammy Morris had 138 rushing yards in a 41-7 Patriots victory over the Denver Broncos.

GREEN-ELLIS HAS MORE RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS SINCE 2010 THAN ANY OTHER PLAYER
Since the beginning of the 2010 season, Green-Ellis has 18 touchdown runs. Green-Elliss total of 18 touchdowns since the beginning of 2010 is the most in the NFL. Houstons Arian Foster is second with 17. With two touchdowns against the Jets, Green-Ellis now has five touchdowns in 2011. He had a career-high 13 last season.

BRADY HAS STREAK OF 2 TDs SNAPPED AT 13 GAMES
Tom Brady threw for one touchdown today against the Jets, snapping his streak of 13 straight games with two or more touchdown passes. Bradys streak of 13 straight games with two or more TDs is tied with Peyton Mannings 2004 total for the longest such streak in NFL history.

WELKER SETS NFL RECORD FOR MOST RECEIVING YARDS IN FIRST FIVE GAMES
Wes Welker had five receptions for 124 yards and now has 45 receptions for 740 yards through five games this season. Welkers 740 receiving yards are the most in NFL history for any player through the first five games of the season. Welker is on pace for 2,368 receiving yards this year. The NFL record for most yards gained in a season is 1,848 by Jerry Rice in 1995. The Patriots team record is 1,493 yards by Randy Moss in 2007. Welkers career-high is 1,348 yards in 2009. Welkers 45 receptions through five games are the second highest total in NFL history for the first five games of the season, trailing only Cincinnatis TJ Houshmandzadehs 47 receptions through the first five games of the 2007 season.

BRADY THROWS FIRST CAREER INTERCEPTION IN THE RED ZONE AT HOME
Tom Brady entered the day with 91 red zone touchdowns and no interceptions in home regular season game prior his second quarter interception. Brady began his career with 327 attempts (including two Sunday) without an interception at home in the red zone.

PATS D STANDS TALL
The New England defense forced the Jets offense into seven three-and-outs in 12 possessions.

Jeff Howe: Good move by Patriots to see what price is on Richard Sherman trade

Jeff Howe: Good move by Patriots to see what price is on Richard Sherman trade

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald talks with Toucher and Rich about the report that the Patriots inquired what the price would be to acquire Seahawks Pro Bowl corner Richard Sherman via trade.

Jerod Mayo: 'Cyrus Jones will probably be most improved this year'

Jerod Mayo: 'Cyrus Jones will probably be most improved this year'

Jerod Mayo still has faith in New England Patriots cornerback Cyrus Jones.

The cornerback, who was the Patriots' top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, struggled mightily in his rookie season. He fumbled his way out of a role on special teams, where he served as a returner.

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He then failed to perform at nickel cornerback, and the Patriots traded for Eric Rowe, who pushed Jones down the depth chart and often onto the inactives on game day. Jones' emotional outburst during Week 5 when he got ejected for punching Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins didn't help.

Despite all that, Mayo thinks Jones will turn things around.

"I think Cyrus Jones will probably be most improved this year," Mayo said in the latest edition of "The Ex Pats" podcast. "I want people to remember a rookie [Matthew] Slater. A rookie Matt Slater was terrible. He would sit here on this podcast and tell you he's terrible, and I think Cyrus Jones is more athletic than Matthew Slater. I think -- I know for a fact, because I've seen it time and time again, the biggest leap not only in athleticsm but also in confidence is from year one to year two."

Jones admitted to the Baltimore Sun that his rookie was "hell." He added he felt "embarrassed." The 23-year-old cornerback said he didn't feel like he was a part of New England's Super Bowl LI win.

“Failure is another opportunity to begin again more intelligently,” Jones wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post.

Mayo seems to think Jones has learned his lesson, and will rebound with the help of Bill Belichick. And the Patriots may need Butler to be the most-improved player. Malcolm Butler's future with New England has become uncertain, and the remaining top cornerbacks are over 6-feet.

The Patriots need a slot corner. Jones is the next man up.

"As much as the media has kind of battered this young kid, Bill's going to boost him up this entire offseason," Mayo said. "Bill -- he's the best at putting lowlights up after a game . . . But during the offseason, he kind of -- it's individualized coach. He knows this guy's confidence is in the toilet. He's going to boost him up as much as possible.

"You know [Jones] can play football. He played in the SEC. He played on the top team on the country, and was a standout performer. So this is a confidence issue. This entire thing is a confidence issue, and I think they fix that."