In the history of the New York Jets-New England Patriots rivalry, the key to the game has always been the Jets defense against the Patriots offense.
This year is a little different.
The Jets are starting to air the ball out more as a team and could give the shaky Patriots defense some trouble.
The Patriots are also having troubles offensively. They have lost two straight games and are bearing down on a third loss—if the Jets can pull out a victory Sunday.
The Jets have endured their own three-game skid this season, but after a two-game win streak, they are back in control and tied for tops in the AFC East with the Patriots (and Bills).
This game is one of the most meaningful and important games of the season for both teams and will dictate playoff position.
So instead of looking at how the Jets defense can stop Tom Brady, let's look at who has the better personnel on the offensive side.