10 things for Patriots-Jets

Updated: December 5, 2010, 9:44 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Ten areas that project to be crucial, from a Patriots perspective, in Monday night's game against the Jets:

1. Taking away the Jets' ground-and-pound approach. Like many teams, the Jets are much tougher to stop when they get their running game going. The Jets rank second in the NFL in rushing yards per game (148.1 avg.). The Patriots initially held their ground in the Week 2 matchup, limiting the Jets to 36 yards on 12 carries into the third quarter, before LaDainian Tomlinson ripped off ...

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