Ranking the NFL's 10 Best Team vs Team Rivalries

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Ranking the NFL's 10 Best Team vs Team Rivalries
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There are certain truths in American sports, and this is one of them.

Boston fans do not care for New York fans, and vice versa, the sport is almost irrelevant.

That mutual disdain has carried over to the rivalry between the New York Jets and New England Patriots, which has been contested over 100 times since the teams were in the AFL.

Whether it's Bill Parcells leaving New England for the Jets, Bill Belichick spurning the Jets for the Patriots, Curtis Martin's "poison pill" contract, or the "Spygate" controversy of 2007 there are boatloads of incidents throughout the history of this rivalry that boil blood on both sides.

The rivalry hasn't lost any steam in recent years even though the Patriots have won five of the last six meetings, with New York head coach Rex Ryan remarking before their first meeting this year that “I’ve never stopped not thinking about the Patriots,” according to The New York Times.

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