As tough of a time as their corners will have covering the Patriots' receivers, the Jets' safeties will have to try and keep up with a pair of extremely productive rookie tight ends.
Nine players on the Jets' 53-man roster in 2010 were first-round picks by the team, an exceptionally high number that highlights the reason why New York has made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons.
In Week 13, Deion Branch and Wes Welker each scored a touchdown, despite going against Jets CBs Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie. In the playoffs, those matchups will be key for each team to win.
Here is the Thursday practice report for the divisional round of the playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.
The Jets appear to have finally recovered from the loss of S Jim Leonhard six weeks after he was carted off the field. That almost solely can be credited to Pro Bowl CB Darrelle Revis' superiority on the field.
QB Tom Brady tore up the Jets in their last meeting, so the Patriots are likely to use a similar attack in this Sunday's third contest between the clubs.
Tom Danyluk offers his unique insight into each of the four divisional-round playoff games for this coming weekend.
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, CBs Devin McCourty and Kyle Arrington are the choice.
Jets ORT Damien Woody was placed on injured reserve with an Achilles injury in his left leg, which will require surgery.
In Sunday's divisional-round game between the Patriots and the Jets, Rex Ryan will have to find a way to get his defense to slow down Tom Brady.
The Jets' offense would greatly benefit by establishing a rushing attack against an injury-depleted Patriots front seven.
There is really only one thing you can say about wild-card weekend, writes Ron Borges, and you didn't have to wait until Sunday night to say it.
A halftime adjustment that put the ball into the hands of LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene more helped the Jets advance in the playoffs.
Jets WR Braylon Edwards was scheduled to be in court on Tuesday for a meeting with the judge on his DWI charge, but it was adjourned until March 7.
The Patriots get their AFC East rival, the Jets, for their divisional-round game, the third meeting of the two teams this season.