Role Reversal in the Northeast: Jets vs Patriots

Last year in Week 1 of the NFL season, bitter division rivals the New England Patriots and New York Jets
squared off in New York.  The Pats were unstoppable and the Jets were horrible.  This was encapsulated by the QB billing as we saw superstar Tom Brady lead the mighty Pats versus the feeble Chad Pennington and Kellen Clemens.  Now, entering this weekend’s match-up, the roles are somewhat reversed.

The defending AFC champion Patriots walk into New York without their franchise icon, Tom Brady, while the Jets are being led by newly acquired superstar and franchise savior Brett Favre.  This time the Jets will have the upper hand behind center as Favre will likely take on lifetime backup Matt Cassel.

But will the outcome be the same as last year?  Or will the Jets use the huge advantage in the QB game to hand the Patriots their first regular season loss since December 10, 2006 (a 21-0 loss in Miami), breaking a sickly impressive streak of 20 straight regular season wins?

Who’s your favorite for this weekend’s game?

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