Jets must run the ball and keep Brady off the field
This could get ugly as the Patriots will look to destroy the Jets in a bitter AFC East rivalry. Jets head coach Eric Mangini would take a lot of pride in stopping his nemesis from making history, especially after turning in his former teacher Bill Belichick for Spygate. The Patriots have the most explosive offense in the NFL led by QB Tom Brady. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will continue to spread the field, while creating mismatches that the Patriots can exploit on the backend.
How will the Jets slow down this high-powered offense? Expect the Jets to run the ball against a Patriots' run defense that continues to be vulnerable, especially between the tackles. Defensive coordinator Dean Pees must find a way to contain the Jets' running game, while pressuring QB Kellen Clemens in the pocket. The Patriots clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win.