AFC East Rivals Clash on Thursday Night

Pats_Jets_2013The New York Jets travel to Foxborough, Mass., to take on the New England Patriots on Thursday night, as both teams look to maintain a hold on the top spot in the AFC East.

Both team find themselves atop the division after the Patriots fended off the upstart Buffalo Bills, 23-21, while the Jets came away with a rather surprising 18-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1.

This contest not only looks to break the teams’ 1-0 deadlock in 2013, but to also break the rivals’ all-time regular-season series record of 51-51-1.

While their series record is a standoff, these two teams could not be built more differently.

Jets’ Major Storyline No. 1: Geno Smith Must Continue to Step Up.

Patriots’ Major Storyline No. 1: Moving Forward Without Shane Vereen.

Source: Sean Odonnell, BleecherReport