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NFL Week 10 Predictions: Gang Green Can Win AFC East with Defeat of Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 9:  Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots shakes hands with Rex Ryan of the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Chris FaigCorrespondent INovember 12, 2011

In one of the biggest games of the season, the New England Patriots travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets in the battle for the AFC East.  

There are a lot of intriguing matchups in this game, that will take place on Sunday night, but the biggest one has to be between head coaches Rex Ryan and Bill Belichick. As in the past, this game between the bitter divisional rivals will be a battle of the minds.

This game is personal for all players, especially both coaches, and it may get pretty nasty out on the field at times. However, that is what makes this rivalry so great—both teams are ferocious on-field, but respect the heck out of each other off-field. 

With both the Jets and Patriots sitting at 5-3, this game will certainly be a huge momentum booster for the victor. Although it may not appear so, the odds are in New York's favor. Not only are the Jets undefeated at home this season, they are also undefeated at home against the Patriots under Rex Ryan.  

After a big win last Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, the Jets are now setup perfectly to make their move for sole possession atop the AFC East.

With a win over the Patriots Sunday night, the Jets would be 6-3 when they once again go up against the Bills in Week 11, this time at home. So, if everything goes Gang Green's way, they could very well be sitting at 7-3 atop the AFC East with a pretty favorable schedule ahead.

If Mark Sanchez can move the ball down field without the turnovers, and the Jets can apply strong pressure throughout the game and limit Tom Brady, then Rex Ryan's promise of a Super Bowl can very well be attainable once again. 

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