Patriots rout Jets to clinch No. 1 seed in AFC playoffs

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The Patriots are hosting the New York Jets with an opportunity to clinch home-field advantage with a victory and, unlike the Pittsburgh Steelers who could still win home-field advantage with a win and a Patriots loss but chose to rest their starters anyways, New England is pulling out all the stops. Sure, that's cold, but this is also the 50th anniversary of the Ice Bowl, which was played in -15 degree weather with a wind chill of -48.

New England has defeated NY in four straight meetings, and the Patriots (13-3) haven't lost to the Jets (5-11) at home during the regular season with Tom Brady starting since 2006.

The Patriots crushed the Jets on Sunday, 26-6, to finish the regular season 13-3 and earn the top seed in the AFC.

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In the second quarter, WR Brandon Cooks caught a 5-yards touchdown pass from Brady.

That march concluded with a one-sided drubbing of the Jets at a frigid Gillette Stadium, where the wind chill at kickoff was minus-2 degrees.

Lewis caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Brady with 23 seconds left in the first half.

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Lewis finished with a season-high 26 carries for 93 yards. When the Jets made a decision to extend head coach Todd Bowles for another two years, a plethora of players chimed their thoughts to the media.

Gostkowski would add a 21-yard field goal in the third quarter to put the Patriots up 24-3. They had a playoff games that was colder - a divisional round game against the Tennessee Titans on January 10, 2004, when it was 4 degrees with a wind chill that made it feel like minus 10.

In his first game with the Patriots after signing last Tuesday, James Harrison played 28 out of a possible 57 snaps and had two sacks and four tackles on the day.

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