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Packers Vs. Jets Preview

The (5-8-1) Green Bay Packers play in New York Sunday against the (4-10) Jets. The noon kickoff is one of the least anticipated week 16 games for the Packers in memory.

 

It will be the third December game at the Jets in team history (1981, 2002). The Packers have won two straight over the Jets, including their last road game, a 9-0 victory in 2010. It was Green Bay’s first victory at the Jets, having lost the previous four, and the last road shutout by the Packers.

 

Three of the last four games at the Jets have been decided by single digits, including one game that went to overtime. This will be the fifth time Green Bay has played at MetLife Stadium and just the second time against the Jets. Overall, the Packers are 2-2 at the venue.

 

The Packers last played at MetLife Stadium against the New York Giants in 2013. With QB Aaron Rodgers as the starter, Green Bay is 2-1 at MetLife Stadium. Dating back to 2008, Green Bay is 25-18 against AFC teams during the regular season, a .581 winning percentage that ranks No. 6 in the NFL and No. 3 among NFC teams over that span.

 

Six of the Packers’ eight losses this season have been by eight points or less, including three by three or fewer points. The Packers are ending the regular season with two road games in the final three weeks for the seventh straight year. In Week 17, Green Bay will close out the regular season against the Detroit Lions for the third straight year and the fourth time in the last five seasons

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