Jets coach Rex Ryan is forecasting a possible playoff matchup against the Patriots. He says he hopes that's the way it unfolds.
"I feel we’re gonna play them again,” Ryan tells Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News, “and I’m excited about that. Even when we got our doors blown off, 45-3, last season, I wanted to play ’em again. I meant it then, I mean it now. We WANT to play them. No question we want to play them.”
The Patriots have beaten the Jets twice in 2011, and a playoff matchup would set up a scenario where "it's tough to beat a team three teams in a season."
This was a topic that came up in our Patriots chat on Thursday when the question was asked, "Which team would you like to avoid, if possible, in the AFC playoffs?" Several chatters picked the Jets because of this reason.