The border war between the two 9-2 giants, the New England Patriots and the New York Jets, wages on one week from tonight, in perhaps the deciding battle for the AFC East. The *Boston Herald* spoke with several Patriots and Jets head coach Rex Ryan on how they're preparing for the Monday Night showdown.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is taking quite a firm stand on his motivation carrying him into the week-13 matchup--the Pats haven't accomplished "anything yet," writes *ESPNBoston.com* quoting the Pats QB. Brady, who's been part of a perfect regular-season team and three Super Bowl championships, reflected that he's played in much bigger games than the nine wins and two losses this 2010 season has unveiled, on his weekly interview with WEEI. For his teammates only one or two years into their career, Brady told them "Nine wins is nothing."
Former Jet and current Patriots running back Danny Woodhead is looking at this AFC East matchup as "another game," he told the *Boston Herald*. Read about the roller coaster ride this third-year, third-down back has ridden from Chadron State all the way to New England, in the Herald.
Read about veteran tight end Alge Crumpler in the *Boston Globe*. The 6-foot-2, 275-pound pass and run blocker mentors rookies Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski, the Globe writes.