The Patriots welcome their top division rival, the New York Jets, into Gillette Stadium this weekend for the first meeting between the teams of the 2012 season. Jets coach Rex Ryan kicked off the week leading to the game by saying he thinks the Jets will win. All four teams in the AFC East enter the weekend with 3-3 records.
The Patriots won both meetings with the Jets last season and lead the all-time series between the teams, 53-52-1.
Here's a review of the rivalry in recent years.