NFL Nation: Met Life Stadium

Pats-Jets II: Home field matters

November, 9, 2011
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Sometimes with very intense rivalries, it doesn't matter which team plays at home and which team plays on the road.

But that doesn't apply to the New England Patriots-New York Jets rivalry.

Home-field advantage matters in this AFC East grudge match. The hosting team has won in five consecutive regular-season meetings.

But, with all that said, New York won perhaps the most famous recent meeting on the road in the playoffs. New York played a great, efficient game at Gillette Stadium to beat the Patriots, 28-21 last January.

Can New England return the favor and beat the Jets at Met Life Stadium? New York is a stellar 4-0 this season at home. Since joining the Jets in 2009, head coach Rex Ryan has never lost a home game to New England and head coach Bill Belichick.

Ryan and the Jets have a lot of trends pointing in their favor.

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