AFC Playoff Weekend: Let the Rubber Matches Begin!

January 14, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As we saw in the NFC breakdown, the rematch events prove to be intriguing, but as the AFC will show, the rubber match between heated rivals show a different side of football altogether.
Let's now take a look at what's to come from the AFC side of things.
New York @ New England
Probably the most intriguing matchup of the weekend, the rubber match between the Pats and Jets is one that many expected from the get-go.
The Patriots quietly built a 14-2 team that won the division by beating these Jets at just the right time with a collection of players that were widely thought to be average at best, but the Jets (a silently exceptional team in their own right) are not going to go away quietly.
In order for the Jets to overcome New England, they must do two things: Get to Tom Brady and disrupt his rhythm from the get-go, and make sure Mark Sanchez hits his targets more accurately than he did against Indianapolis.
For the Patriots to win and advance, it...

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