10 things for Jets-Patriots

Updated: January 15, 2011, 5:32 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

A look at 10 areas that project to be crucial, from a New England Patriots perspective, in Sunday's playoff game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium (CBS, 4:30 p.m. ET):

1. Run defense and the personnel in the front seven. The Jets' ground-and-pound approach was a big part of their wild-card round win over the Indianapolis Colts. The Jets had opened the Dec. 6 loss to the Patriots in a no-huddle attack with quarterback Mark Sanchez in the shotgun, but that plan didn't work. One ...

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