A quick look at the information you need to know about today's Patriots-Jets game:
- Todd Bowles rejoins Jets, will coach team today vs. Pats
- Photo gallery: It's Christmas as Gillette . . . and the weather outside is frightful
- Inactives: Hightower, Slater out
TEAM RECORDS: Patriots 12-2, Jets 4-10
GAME TIME: 1 p.m. EST
TV ANNOUNCERS: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
LOCAL RADIO NETWORK: Anchored by WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub)
LOCAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Bob Socci and Scott Zolak
ALL-TIME SERIES BETWEEN THE TEAMS: Patriots lead, 60-54-1
LAST MEETING: Patriots 22, Jets 17 on Nov. 27, 2016 at MetLife Stadium
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-- Today is the sixth time in their history the Patriots are playing on Christmas Eve. They are 3-2 in Christmas Eve games: 1) 24-20 loss to the Rams in Foxboro in 1989. 2) 13-3 victory over the Bears in Chicago in 1994. 3) 27-24 loss to the Dolphins in Foxboro in 2000. 4) 24-21 victory over the Jaguars in Jacksonville in 2006. 5) 27-24 victory over the Dolphins in Foxboro in 2011.
-- The Patriots can clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC and home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs with either two wins in their last two games, or one win in their last two games and at least one loss by the Raiders.
-- The Patriots are attempting to sweep their season series with the Jets for the 17th time, and also reach 13 victories in a single season for the sixth time in team history.
-- The Patriots are 32-25-1 all-time at home against the Jets, including 1-1 in the playoffs. They are 12-4 against them at Gillette Stadium, regular season and playoffs.
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-- Tom Brady enters today's game with 22 career victories against the Jets. If the Patriots win, he will tie Brett Favre for third place on the list of most victories by a QB against an opponent. (Favre had 23 wins against the Bears.) The NFL record is 26, which is shared by Brady (26 wins against the Bills) and Favre (26 wins against the Lions.)
-- If the Patriots win today, they will finish undefeated in December. That would be their second undefeated month in the 2016 season (they were also unbeaten in September) and the 23rd since 2000. In that span, they also went undefeated in December in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.
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-- REFEREE: Gene Steratore. UMPIRE: Bill Schuster. HEAD LINESMAN: Mike Spanier. LINE JUDGE: Gary Arthur. FIELD JUDGE: Mike Weatherford. SIDE JUDGE: Bob Waggoner. BACK JUDGE: Shawn Hochuli. REPLAY OFFICIAL: Paul Weidner.