New York / New England Trench War

Mike SullivanContributor ISeptember 16, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 04: Nick Mangold #74, Adrien Clarke #61 and D'Brickashaw Ferguson #60 of the New York Jets get ready on the line against the Washington Redskins during their game on November 4, 2007 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The New York Jets made some changes this year. New blood, new look, but time will tell.

A rookie head coach and a rookie signal caller along with some expierenced mercenaries will have every Jet Nation faithful glued to the screens this Sunday.

Yes the Pats have dominated the battles of past, but Rex Ryan's attitude and what everyone around town, and the one true Jet icon, Joe Namath himself saying Sanchez has "it' call for an epic battle on the grid iron this time around.

Last year, the loss of of the Patriot boy Brady, and the Jets signing a Favre the future hall of fame had everyone tuning in.

fast forward to this year and all the talk is of Brady being back, the boy wonder in New York, and two defensive minded coaches, Bellichick versus Rex.

But the real story lies with those gridiron grunts that man the front lines on both sides of the ball. This years war will be fought and won by the line. It will be true test of which defense can penetrate and how much they penetrate. The defensive line on either side will pave the way for the linebacker and secondary blitzers to get to the ball. Sure they may not get the glory but they will be the reason for the glory.

On the other side of the ball the offensive line will win the game. protecting the quaterback and paving way for the running attack will be key to moving, what should be a long hard battle on the line of scrimmage.

Looking at both teams carefully I think the Jets have the upperhand. New England's defense is sound but they have lost a few blocks of the foundation this year. The Jets Line is strong and fast with strong and fast behind them in the linebacker and secondary to fortify the rush.

The Patriot line has always been a security blanket for Brady and will continue to be strong. The Jets line may now bee seen as one of the best lines in the game. Mangold and crew have now grown a full year together and seem to be at the top of their game.

The edge must go to the Jets and the win as well in a game for the season with the Jets winning 24 to 14.