What a schedule the NFL has given us this week.
After torturing us with the Cardinals and 49ers on Monday Night Football last week, they are giving us a battle of two 8-3 teams at the top of the AFC North on Sunday night, followed by two 9-2 teams at the top of the AFC East on Monday night.
The Jets and Patriots are two big rivals, due to the animosity between New York and Boston, and for all the player swapping, coach swapping and back-stabbing these two organizations have had recently.
Tom Brady came out early this year and said he hates the Jets, those feelings are mutual between these two teams.
Rex Ryan started the trash talk right away this week, putting praise on Patriots head coach Bill Belichik while also taking shot at him.
Ryan said that since the Jets were trying to build the best team in football, they would have to beat the best team in football, which he said they saw as the Colts and the Patriots. Therefore, Ryan and GM Mike Tannenbaum built their team to beat the Colts and Patriots.
There is no doubt that the Jets were built to be able to beat the Patriots, and they defeated the Pats 28-14 when the two teams met in Week 2.
But these are not the same Patriots that the Jets defeated in the second week of the season, nor are these the same Patriots that the Jets were built to defeat.
The Jets were built to stop Randy Moss and Wes Welker, as well as the other weapons the Patriots could throw at them. But the Pats have since traded away Moss, added Deion Branch, and have unleashed a pair of rookie tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski.
While the Patriots have somehow managed to take over the title of "worst passing defense" in the NFL from the Houston Texans, the Jets did manage to make the Texans defense look competent until the final drive of the game.
Second year quarterback Mark Sanchez will be facing a tough New England crowd that has helped Tom Brady win his last 25 straight regular season home games.
Neither team has played since Thanksgiving, meaning both teams will have had 11 days off since their last game.
The Jets' track record when they have had extra time off this season has been awful. The team's two losses came in Week 1 and in Week 8, which was right after their bye week. In the two games where the Jets had more then a week to prepare, the offense looked far more complex then usual. The result was the offense playing terribly and scoring just nine points in the two games.
If the Jets coaching staff has not learned from their previous mistakes of having too much time to prepare this could be a disaster for the Jets, and a field day for all the Jets critics out there.