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A 51-year-old rivalry will continue Sunday afternoon when the New York Jets visit the Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots. Pigskin will fly at 4:30PM ET for what will be one of the more exciting games of this year’s playoffs. The teams have 51 wins over the other with one tie, including one win each on the other’s turf this season. However, it’s the Pats that have a 14-2 record and week of rest in their favor. They are the slight favorites coming into the game, but with such a close history, it’s hard to tell. In the end, it will all come down to Bill Belichick vs. Rex Ryan and the plays they choose to call. Vegas odds.

The Patriots finished as division leaders of the AFC East, and therefore a first found bye and home field advantage. After a crushing 34-14 loss at Cleveland on November 7th, New England has won eight straight by an average of three or more touchdowns. Those were not against easy teams either, as four of those teams made it into the playoffs. In addition to an eighth overall ranked offense, the Pats boast QB Tom Brady, who finished the season with 36 TD passes and four interceptions. Since then he has thrown a league leading 335 passes without a pick. The team is hoping to improve with Brady on his 8-1 home postseason record and take this divisional playoff. Betting lines.

Coach Rex Ryan has been preparing all those involved for the game. While he is convinced that, “It’s about him against myself, and that’s what it’s going to come down to,” it will be the Jets that have to play fast and physical to beat the defending division champs. However, the defense that held the Colts to a remarkably low point total will definitely give the Patriots a challenge. The upcoming Mark Sanchez, who played a vital role in last week’s Wild Card win, appears to be fully recovered from his shoulder injury and ready to play. See who steps up to the plate this Sunday at, where the best online betting information and latest lines can be found. Sports scores.

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