The Jets have gone to two straight AFC Championship games under head coach Rex Ryan, and the Patriots haven’t won at the Jets’ home during his tenure. Both at 5-3 this season, this game could be as big as any at this time of year.
The Pats took down the Jets, 30-21, at Gillette Stadium in Week 5. Brady threw for 321 yards in that game, but it was BenJarvus Green-Ellis who stole the show. He rushed the ball 27 times for 136 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Wes Welker caught five passes for 124 yards, while Deion Branch added seven catches for 74 yards and a score.
In anticipation of Sunday’s big game, a few Patriots players, including Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski and Vince Wilfork took part in a photo shoot.