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Jones' nose for the end zone: Veteran rusher Thomas Jones had just three touchdowns in his first 20 games as a Jet, but in his last five outings he has scored eight times. That increased production has taken some of the pressure off of Brett Favre and shows how much more effective New York has become in the red zone since its loss to New England in Week 2.
An active Welker: New England's Wes Welker is the first wideout in league history to have at least six catches in each of the first nine games of the season. Matt Cassel does not look for the deep pass as often as Tom Brady did and likes to find Welker on shallow crossing patterns. Welker had seven receptions for 72 yards in Week 2 against the Jets.
Pace's discipline: LB Calvin Pace has been a key playmaker on an improving Jets defense, but if he over-pursues looking to make a big play, the Patriots will make him pay by getting the ball to players like Kevin Faulk and Ben Watson. Pace will have to pick and choose his spots to gamble while maintaining his discipline vs. a precise Patriots attack.