Click through for Pats-Jets positional matchup analysis by the Globe's Ron Borges, who picks which team has the edge in nine categories. Will you agree with his picks? We'll let you vote on each position.
The postgame handshake will be the least of Eric Mangini's concerns when he brings his Jets to Foxborough to battle his mentor and tormentor, Bill Belichick. His game plan had the Patriots' offense baffled by a wide assortment of blitzes and took advantage of weaknesses in New England's run defense caused by the absence of Ty Warren and the injury woes and position shift of Richard Seymour. Mangini has none of those advantages this time, nor has he had two weeks to prepare his team, as he did in November when he escaped with a 17-14 victory that seemed to stun Belichick.