Jets/Patriots Game Thread

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    Welcome to Gillette Stadium

    December, 6, 2010
    By Mike Reiss
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Welcome to Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots host the Jets tonight in a highly anticipated "Monday Night Football" clash.

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    Mike Reiss for ESPN.comIt's Tedy Bruschi night at Gillette Stadium.
    Weather conditions. The temperature is expected to be 30 degrees, according to Weather.com, with a 10 percent chance of precipitation. Winds are projected to be in the 18 mile-per-hour range, which could affect the kicking game.

    Green gets the call. Tonight's game will be officiated by referee Scott Green and his crew.

    Tedy Bruschi Night. The Patriots are honoring former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi at halftime and the GameDay program being sold at the stadium is being billed as a Bruschi collector's edition.

    National anthem. Rene Rancourt, a regular at Boston Bruins games, will perform tonight's national anthem.

    Color guard. Pease Air National Guard from New Hampshire.

    Overflowing press box. The media corps for this game is so large that the Patriots had to do some creative work to make room in the large press box. In one row, for example, the larger blue chairs have been replaced by smaller chairs and reporters are working in tighter spots than the norm
     
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    Mike Reiss
    Patriots media relations chief Stacey James says he's issued 725 "media" credentials for tonight's game (including ESPN).
     
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    yes, we all can read espnboston.com as well
     
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    what took so long rocky? been waiting on this since yetterday.

    Pats 38-14, would like to see them run the score up though to shut up RR
     
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    Basic reasons for those folks picking the Jets to win tonite and break the 25 game home winning streak of TB... no one seems to trust the Pats D to step up and stop the Jets.  Apparently they expect the Jets O to perform better against the Pats D than the Pats O versus the Jets D.  We shall see.
     
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    Christopher Price capeleaguer Wilhite, Wright and Pryor likely no-gos tonight.
     
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    GO PATS!  Stick to the run, even if your not making too many yards - open up play action, and let it rip with the dink and dunk.  Special teams need big plays in coverage and return.  Stop the Jets run as best you can, pressure Sanchez as best you can, disguise coverages well and make him beat you via the air.  If he does, tip your cap.  If he doesn't, we should be okay.  A couple of turnovers would help as well.  Alot to ask for, but we're up to the task.  We play the way we're capable - I can envision a 24-17 Pats victory.  GO PATS!
     
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    [QUOTE]yes, we all can read espnboston.com as well
    Posted by rkarp[/QUOTE]

    Then go over there and read it. As far as I'm concerned, Rocky provides a free, valuable service by coalescing news from around the web before game time. If you don't like it, don't read it.
     
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    [QUOTE] National anthem . Rene Rancourt, a regular at Boston Bruins games, will perform tonight's national anthem. Posted by Rocky[/QUOTE]

    Hope Rene doesn't have a bad night like this dumba$$ in KC yesterday

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/12/06/chiefs-fans-destroy-guy-who-destroys-national-anthem/
     
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    [QUOTE]what took so long rocky? been waiting on this since yetterday. Pats 38-14, would like to see them run the score up though to shut up RR
    Posted by kansaspatriot[/QUOTE]

    Can't do it at work....lol
     
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    Setting the scene here at Gillette Stadium12.06.10 at 5:21 pm ET
    By Christopher Price

    FOXBORO — We are on the scene here at Gillette in advance of the much-anticipated Monday night kickoff between the Patriots and the Jets.

    •First place in the AFC East is on the line tonight, as New England and New York are tied at 9-2. Both teams are coming off Thanksgiving Day victories — the Patriots over the Lions and the Jets over the Bengals. It marks the first time division opponents that are tied for the best record met in the 12th game of the season or later since Dec. 9, 2001. It is the 100th meeting between the two teams, and New England will be looking to average a Sept. 19 loss to New York at the New Meadowlands Stadium, a 28-14 defeat where the Patriots turned the ball over three times on the way to their first loss of the season.

    •New England quarterback Tom Brady is coming off a three-game stretch where he’s played some of the finest football of his career, a 70-for-95 effort with 877 yards, nine touchdowns and no interceptions. In addition, in his last time out, Brady registered just the second perfect passer rating of his career, a 158.3 in the win over Detroit on Thanksgiving.

    •On the other side of the ball, the Jets bring the fourth-ranked scoring defense in the league to face the NFL’s highest-scoring offense. Last week, the Jets held the Bengals to 34 yards on 28 second-half plays on the way to the 26-10 victory. For the season, the Jets allow 269.9 yards per game, third-best in the NFL, and 5.97 yards per pass play, fifth-best in the league.

    •It should be a cold one this evening — weather.com is calling for a low of 26 degrees with a chance of scattered flurries. (Chance of precipitation is at 30 percent.)

    •The Patriots will honor former linebacker Tedy Bruschi with a special halftime ceremony. Bruschi, who spent his entire 13-year career in New England with the Patriots, was an essential part of three Super Bowl champions, eight division championships and five conference championships.

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Jets/Patriots Pre-Game Thread : Hope Rene doesn't have a bad night like this dumba$$ in KC yesterday http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/12/06/chiefs-fans-destroy-guy-who-destroys-national-anthem/
    Posted by kansaspatriot[/QUOTE]

    With all of the times he has done it, I have faith in Rene.  Should help get the crowd going!
     
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    Thanks Rocky.  I live in So Cal so it's nice to get the pre game report from you.  Much appreciated.

    For the Leons and other trolls out there.  The Jets are 1-2 against winning teams.  That's right, just one of their 9 victories came against a team with a winning record.  7 of the Jets 9 wins came against losing teams with combined records of 24-61, that's a .282 winning percentage.  The Jets needed OT in two of those wins and a complete melt down by the Texans in another.  In fact, the Jets should have lost 4 of those games.  A late Farve pick, late blown leads by DET, CLE and HOU allowed the Jets to win those games.  The Jets didn't beat those teams, those teams beat themselves.  In reality the Jets should be 5-6 right now.  The Pats should be 8-3 if we count the SD game as a game where the opponent beat themselves.
     
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    [QUOTE]. capeleaguer    Wilhite, Wright and Pryor likely no-gos tonight.
    Posted by Rocky[/QUOTE]
    Uggh!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Jets/Patriots Pre-Game Thread : Can't do it at work....lol
    Posted by Rocky[/QUOTE]

    yeah someone might consider that a conflict of interest, you never know nowadays
     
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    Nick Mangold nickmangold Last night we enjoyed our %oddamn snack and tonight we shall play like #JETS! J! E! T! S! Jets! Jets! Jets!
     
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    [QUOTE] i feel nervous, am i the only one ??? 
    Posted by auchhhhhhhhhhh[/QUOTE]

    yeah
     
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    Let's go streaking Monday night

    December, 6, 2010

    By Tim Graham
    With help from ESPN Stats & Information, here are a succession of streaks and trends to get you thoroughly confused as to whether the New York Jets or New England Patriots will win Monday night in Gillette Stadium:
    • The Patriots are 5-0 at home this year and have won 14 straight at home.
    • The Jets are 5-0 on the road and on a club record eight-game win streak.
    • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has won 25 straight regular-season home games, with his last loss coming against the Jets in 2006.
    • The Jets have rushed for at least 100 yards every game this year, tying their longest streak to start a season in team history.
    • Brady hasn't thrown an interception in 199 attempts and counting, the longest streak of his career.
    • Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has thrown at least one interception in six straight games.
    • Sanchez is 3-0 against the AFC East this year and hasn't thrown an interception against the division.
    • Brady is 12-4 against the Jets, but 1-2 since Rex Ryan took over as head coach.
    • The Patriots have won 15 consecutive homes games in December, with their last loss coming to the Jets in 2002.
    • The Patriots have not been swept in a season series since the NFL realigned divisions in 2002.
     
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    Heavy media presence at Gillette

    December, 6, 2010 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. --
     
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    Hi Rocky, was wondering about your tardiness...work is no excuse...get ur priorities right.(lol).

    This Pre-Game Thread of yours has become part of my pre-game routine.......anyway game starts at 1.30 a.m. over here so I will be up till 5a.m. gutting it out as usual.

    I hope we get a Freddy sighting tonite and a healthy dose of heavy pounding.

    Pats by 7.
     
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    [QUOTE]Hi Rocky, was wondering about your tardiness...work is no excuse...get ur priorities right.(lol). This Pre-Game Thread of yours has become part of my pre-game routine.......anyway game starts at 1.30 a.m. over here so I will be up till 5a.m. gutting it out as usual. I hope we get a Freddy sighting tonite and a healthy dose of heavy pounding. Pats by 7.
    Posted by irishfanatic[/QUOTE]

    I do this for people like you, Faucet, and many others
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Jets/Patriots Pre-Game Thread : I do this for people like you, Faucet, and many others
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    Very much appreciated buddy.
     
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    Jets at Patriots: What to watch for

    Posted by Greg A. Bedard (Globe) December 6, 2010 06:12 PM

    FOXBOROUGH – So game day is finally here after a 27-day wait. What can we expect? Here are a few things I’ll be watching for as the Patriots take on the Jets, and my prediction for tonight:

    How is the wind going to affect the game? It is very windy on the field as I type this. The wind appears to be coming in the north end zone, down through the south and swirling. The goal posts are shaking in the gusts. Depending on what happens, each team can play in the wind. If the Jets can run, they can move the ball. The Patriots are more of a horizontal passing team and Tom Brady throws a tight spiral. So they should be able to move the ball. But what happens if both teams stack the box and dare the other to throw deep?

    Will the Patriots have a different defensive game plan? They (along with the Jets) have had a ton of time between games so it would not be a total shock if Bill Belichick comes out with some different personnel groupings than we’ve in the previous few games. Thinking more about the safety positions (specifically Patrick Chung), nickel back and perhaps the outside linebackers.

    Can the Patriots make the Jets one dimensional? Outside of turnovers, stopping the Jets’ running game is probably the biggest key to the game for the Patriots. They want to make Mark Sanchez beat them from the pocket.

    How will the Patriots young players react to a big game? This is the biggest many of them have played, especially the guys on defense. They’ve been fine so far, so there’s no reason to think things will be any different tonight. And on offense, the Patriots are going to need rookie TEs Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski to be at their best.

    Will Graham and Mesko measure up in the kicking game? Shayne Graham’s kickoffs have been short, and Brad Smith of the Jets has been sensational of late. Mesko has shown marked improvement the past half dozen games. The Jets won’t have Jim Leonhard returning punts, so will Kyle Wilson and Jerricho Cotchery be able to handle the ball? Love the matchup between special team coaches Mike Westhoff (Jets) and Scotty O'Brien (Patriots).

    Prediction

    Patriots 13, Jets 10: There’s so much riding on this game and the teams have had so much prep time that they’ll all be focused on doing the little things in this game – like tackling (which will be vital). With the weather conditions, I have a feeling both teams are going to stack the box and force the other to beat them through the air deep. And there won’t be much there. As long as there isn’t a big turnover and/or special teams play, this one should be tight and almost like a boxing match. If one team is going to blink it’s going to be the Jets with a Sanchez mistake. Nobody makes you pay like the Patriots.

     
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    14: Welcome to Gillette (finally!)

    Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff


    It is finally, mercifully, almost time for Patriots-Jets.

    After 11 days of hype and dissection and discussion, kickoff is now under three hours away. Of course, the drama hasn't stopped: according to FoxSports' Jay Glazer, Rex Ryan required his Jets players to have their playbooks with them at all times once the team arrived in Providence because he feared they might be stolen out their rooms and brought to the Patriots. Um...sure. I remember those stories about Westin Providence employees moonlighting as AFC East spies...

    But while Ryan is apparently paranoid, Robert Kraft is amped. He told ESPNBoston.com this morning that tonight's game is the biggest regular-season game of his tenure as owner of the Patriots.

    Colleague Michael Vega, who covered Adrian Gonzalez's press conference this afternoon, reports that the newly-minted Red Sox first baseman will be in attendance tonight getting a taste of the New York-Boston rivalry.

    It is quite cold here -- my guess would be low 30s -- and windy as well.

    We'll have more updates as the evening moves on...game inactives will come out around 7 p.m.

     
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    Pre-game reports:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4689018/video-pregame-reports-from-gillette?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
     

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