The AFC East currently features three teams at 5-3 between the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets. After a pair of tough losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants, the Pats are in danger of losing three straight for the first time since 2002 when they pay visit to the Jets Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
“We’re excited, we have a great challenge, playing a division team on the road,” said Patriots QB Tom Brady. “I think everyone’s very excited about the challenge. Guys came in ready to work. Hopefully we get off to a good start today.”
Rex Ryan’s Jets lost to New England earlier this season but have since found their rhythm, winning three in a row to join their rivals atop the division standings. Ryan has a career record of 3-3 against coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots, including a playoff win last January.
“We want to win our division. We think it goes through New England…That old saying, ‘To be the champ, you have to beat the champ’ – and they’re sitting in front of us,” he said. “We think we’ve improved as a football team, and we’re going to find out on Sunday, because this is a measuring stick right here.” Regular season New England Patriots tickets are still available right here at Ace!