The Divisional Round of the 2011 NFL Playoffs comes to a close on Sunday, with the New York Jets traveling to the New England Patriots with a spot in the AFC Championship game on the line.
Teams: New York Jets (12-5) vs. New England Patriots (14-2). It marks the Patriots' seventh appearance in the AFC Divisional Round in the past 10 seasons. The Jets will be making their third Divisional Round appearance since 2002.
Date/Time: Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 4:30 p.m. EST (CBS)
Announcers: Mark Jones, Bob Davie, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich.
Location: Gillette Stadium, in Foxboro, MA
Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny with a high of 32 degrees. Temperature will be in the high 20s at kickoff and then will dip to around 22 degrees by game's end.
Series history: Jets have the slight series lead, 51-49, but the Patriots have the more recent success, winning 15 of their past 20 meetings, including six of the past nine games. The two teams have split their regular season series in the each of the last three years, however, including 2010: the Jets won in Week 2 at home while the Pats got revenge in their Week 13 matchup, 45-3.
Playoff history: This is the third meeting between the Jets and Patriots in the playoffs -- both New England wins. The Patriots downed the Jets in the Wild Card round in 1985, and then more recently trounced their AFC East rivals, 37-16, in the Wild Card round following the 2006 season.