[New York Jets at New England, 4:05 p.m.]
Combined record of the Jets' opponents this season.
Combined record of the Patriots' opponents this season.
The Jets' record against the Patriots when Curtis Martin rushes for 100 yards against his former team. If the Patriots thought they were under-appreciated before the ALCS, they must feel downright insignificant in the wake of the Red Sox' ALCS win. Their game today against the Jets will be lucky to get a mention in the Boston Globe's Transactions column.
But I digress. The Patriots have all the momentum: They're the defending Super Bowl champions, have won 17 straight in the regular season and 20 in a row overall.
The Jets have something to prove, eking out wins against the terrible Bills and 49ers, so expect new looks on offense (i.e., not simply running Curtis Martin over and over).
The Seahawks made it into the red zone five times last weekend against the Patriots and got one touchdown and four field goals. Jets quarterback Chad Pennington has been slightly more successful inside the 20, throwing for 31 touchdowns and zero interceptions in his career.
Keep in mind: The Jets have one loss in Foxboro since 1998 and were the last team to beat the Patriots there (30-17 on Dec. 22, 2002).