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NFL scouting report: Jets at Patriots

Jets (1-0) 
at Patriots (1-0)

Time: 8:30 tonight.

Line: Patriots by 12½.

TV: NFL Network.

The skinny: Both teams won their openers with last-minute field goals — the Jets with two seconds left, the Patriots with five seconds left. ... The Patriots have won their past four games against the Jets and 17 of the past 22. ... Jets quarterback Geno Smith threw for 256 yards and led the team with 47 yards rushing in his NFL debut after being drafted in the second round. ... Tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. led the Jets with seven catches and 79 yards receiving in the opener. He played one NFL game last year, for the Patriots, then signed as a free agent with the Jets in June. ... Rex Ryan is 10-4 as Jets coach in September, 29-28 in other months. ... Tom Brady has a touchdown pass in 49 consecutive games, second in NFL history to Drew Brees’ 54. ... Patriots running back Shane Vereen must miss the next eight games after going on injured reserve with designation to return. He had 101 yards rushing against the Bills. Wide receiver Danny Amendola also could miss the game with a groin injury after catching 10 passes in opener. ... Kent State product Julian Edelman, who had seven catches and two touchdowns Sunday, had his first eight receptions as a pro against the Jets in the second game of 2009. ... Linebacker Jerod Mayo had 35 tackles in two games against the Jets last year.

The pick: Patriots.

— Associated Press


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