The Jets come to town on Christmas Eve as heavy underdogs but that won't matter to the Patriots, especially the defense. The unit has played some of its best football in recent weeks, and coordinator Matt Patricia is not going to let his troops overlooked an overmatched opponent.
ESPNBoston.com says the defense is looking to continue its strong play against young quarterback Bryce Petty.
One of the more interesting aspects of the Patriots season has been the reemergence of the running game. ESPNBoston.com says James Develin has become a bigger part of the offense since Rob Gronkowski went down with a season-ending back injury.
The Boston Globe has Chris Long very excited to enjoy his first foray into postseason football. Their notebook leads with news of the Patriots four Pro Bowlers.
The Boston Herald says the offensive line has done a great job of keeping Tom Brady protected. The notebook emphasizes the need to take the 4-10 Jets seriously.
The Providence Journal has Joe Thuney looking to rebound against the Jets.
NESN.com looks at the emergence of defensive end Trey Flowers, who has taken over the team lead in sacks with seven.
In New York, the Post says the Jets have a problem in the locker room. Somehow, the Post doesn't believe Brady is reason for the Patriots dominance this season. The New York Daily News says Petty is set to start after suffering a bruised chest in last week's loss to Miami.