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Patriots Game 7 Preview: Same old Jets?

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  October 18, 2012 01:41 PM

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The Jets come into Gillette Stadium missing some of their big weapons on offense and defense, but coach Rex Ryan always comes with a plan designed to steal a win from his AFC East rivals.

In this week's preview video, the Globe's Shalise Manza Young gives us her keys to the Week 7 showdown between the Patriots (3-3) and the Jets (3-3).

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he expects Ryan to make his typical in-game adjustments and bring new looks on both offense and defense.

"Rex always does a good job of [making in-game changes]," Belichick said. "Putting in a couple of new things that complement each other."

Patriots receiver Brandon Lloyd, who is new to the rivalry, is taking the matchup in stride like most of his teammates.

"As a player, the buildup is more for the fans," Lloyd said. "... These are current teams, current rosters. We're not playing against Joe Namath or anything like that."

Manza Young looks into the challenges Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones faces on Sunday against the Jets tackles as he attempts to get to quarterback Mark Sanchez.

And with Darrelle Revis missing from the Jets secondary, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, 16-5 in his career against the Jets, talks about going up against old friend Antonio Cromartie, who will be looking to shut down New England's air attack.

News, analysis and commentary from Boston.com's staff writers and contributors, including Zuri Berry and Erik Frenz.

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