Patriots vs. Jets: Game preview, kickoff time, TV schedule and more

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots look to bounce back from a loss last weekend when they face the rival New York Jets on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

Event: New England Patriots (3-3) vs. New York Jets (3-3) - Week 7.

Date/Time: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 4:25 p.m. ET

Location: Gillette Stadium (Capacity: 68,756), Foxboro, MA.

Broadcast Info: Sunday afternoon's game between the Patriots and Jets will be broadcast regionally on CBS/WBZ (Channel 4 in Boston) and on DirecTV 712. The game can also be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub and on Siruis 93.

Odds: New England is a 10.5-point favorite over New York on Sunday.

Patriots 53-Man Roster: View the New England Patriots' roster here.

Jets 53-Man Roster: View the New York Jets' roster here.

Injuries: Below is a list of injuries for both New England and New York.


New England Patriots Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Kyle Love knee 10/19/2012

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Julian Edelman hand 10/19/2012
Dont'a Hightower hamstring 10/19/2012
Logan Mankins calf 10/19/2012
Sebastian Vollmer knee 10/19/2012
Pat Chung shoulder 10/19/2012
Rob Gronkowski hip 10/19/2012
Aaron Hernandez ankle 10/19/2012
Sterling Moore knee 10/19/2012
Wes Welker ankle 10/19/2012
Ron Brace back 10/19/2012
Nick McDonald shoulder 10/19/2012

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Brad Herman achilles-tendon 06/12/2012
Jamey Richard concussion 08/02/2012
Dane Fletcher knee 08/15/2012
Will Allen undisclosed 08/27/2012
Josh Barrett undisclosed 08/27/2012
Spencer Larsen undisclosed 08/27/2012
Jeff Demps leg 08/31/2012
Visanthe Shiancoe hamstring 09/05/2012


New York Jets Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Dustin Keller hamstring 10/19/2012
Stephen Hill hamstring 10/19/2012
Bart Scott toe 10/19/2012
Bryan Thomas hamstring 10/19/2012
Jeremy Kerley hand 10/19/2012
Brandon Moore hip 10/19/2012
Calvin Pace shoulder 10/19/2012
Mark Sanchez back 10/19/2012
Matt Slauson knee 10/19/2012
LaRon Landry heel 10/19/2012

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Clyde Gates shoulder 10/19/2012
Nick Mangold ankle 10/19/2012

Doubtful

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Eric Smith knee 10/19/2012
Bilal Powell shoulder 10/19/2012

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Darrelle Revis knee 10/12/2012
Santonio Holmes foot 10/03/2012
Josh Mauga pectoral 10/10/2012

Last Time Out: New England was shocked by a scrappy Seattle Seahawks team, losing 24-23 in Seattle, WA. Tom Brady threw for 395 yards and Wes Welker had 138 receiving yards, but the New England defense was torched by first-year quarterback Russell Wilson, who had 293 yards and three touchdowns. New York routed the new look Indianapolis Colts, 35-9, behind a 161-yard, three score game from Shonn Greene. Mark Sanchez was held to 82 passing yards and two scores and Tim Tebow completed a pass for 23 yards.

Last Meeting: New England and New York last met on November 13, 2011, when Brady threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns to carry the Pats to a 37-16 win. Rob Gronkowski grabbed eight passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns and Chad Ochocinco grabbed two passes for 65 yards. Mark Sanchez had 306 passing yards and a touchdown, but was intercepted. Santonio Holmes had six catches for 93 yards. Prior to that meeting, the Patriots and Jets played on October 9, 2011, with New England capturing a 30-21 victory.

Game Preview: The baseball version of the Boston-New York rivalry took a year off (in other words, the Red Sox were terrible), but don't expect the gridiron version to do the same. The Pats and Jets will meet for the first time this season, and whenever those two teams get together, it's always exciting. There's Tom Brady and Mark Sanchez (and now Tim Tebow), Bill Belichick and Rex Ryan and so many more lovable (or hatable) players. Both teams enter the game at 3-3, tied atop the AFC East. There's no question that both sides want to win, badly, but recent history suggests that New England has a hand up in these types of match ups, specifically against the Jets. Sure, New York made back-to-back AFC Championship Games not too long ago, but they have always seemed to lack that elite gene. More often than not, they tend to fold when playing the Pats, and given that this is the first meeting of the year between them and that the Pats are at home, signs are pointing to another New England win.

Prediction: Playing at home, New England breaks the tie with New York and takes over first place in the AFC East. Final score: Patriots 24, Jets 20.



For more New England Patriots coverage, visit our team blog, Pats Pulpit.

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