The New England Patriots host the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in the AFC Divisional Playoff.
The Patriots (14-2), AFC East champions, are 8-0 at the Razor, 5-1 against the AFC East and 10-2 in the conference. The Jets (12-5), an AFC Wild Card, are 6-2 on the road, 4-2 in the division and 9-3 against the AFC.
As of Thursday the line on the game from Yahoo! Sports is Patriots minus 9. The over/under is 45. My prediction is Patriots 34, Jets, 21. Give the points (Patriots) and take the over. I am 9-5-2 against the spread and 12 of 16 on calling the over/under in 2010.
The Patriots are reporting the game as a sell out. It is the 181st consecutive sellout dating back to the 1994 season opener. The record includes preseason, regular season and playoff games.
Tickets to the game, if available, may be purchased through Ticketmaster. You can check the availability here.
Getting To The Game
If you’re lucky enough to be going to the game in Foxboro make sure you check out the links.
Here is the up to date weather forecast for the game from weather.com.
Click for all the game day information including stadium directions, parking and stadium information, parking map and a Gillette Stadium seating chart.
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CBS is televising the game nationally and Jim Nantz will do the play-by-play while Phil Simms will handle the game analysis. You can look here for your local affiliate.
There is no DirecTV Channel designation.
Here's a wonderful Wikipedia page on all the rules for NFL TV broadcasts including explaining the flex scheduling, blackout policies and commercial breaks.
The Patriots Radio Network broadcasts the game from flagship station WBZ-FM, 98.5 the Sports Hub in Boston. Gil Santos handles the play-by-play and former Patriot Gino Cappelletti does the color. It all starts with Gary Tanguay, Scott Zolak and Andy Gresh and the pregame show at 5:30 p.m. along the network. The post game starts after the final gun and continues for three hours.
If you are outside of the broadcast area of the stations on the Patriots Radio Network you can purchase NFL Field Pass which allows you to listen to any NFL game live. You can also pick which teams broadcasters you want to listen to.
All NFL games are also available on Sirius Satellite Radio. The Patriots Radio Network call is available on Channel 123, the Jets Radio Network has Bob Wischusen calling play-by-play and former Jet Marty Lyons does the color. Their call is available on Channel 125. XM Satellite Radio also carries all the NFL games. The Jets feed for this game can be heard on XM103, the Patriots on XM102.
Westwood One is also carrying this game to a nationwide audience. They can be heard on Sirius 124 and XM 124.
Patriots All-Access features behind the scenes looks, interviews and breakdowns with head coach Bill Belichick and in-depth features on the team. It's hosted by Steve Burton of WBZ-TV (Boston) and airs weekly in most New England television markets.
Boston - TV 38 and Providence - WNAC Friday at 7p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m.; Manchester - WMUR Saturday at midnight; WMTW in Portland Saturday at 5 a.m.; WCTX - Hartford Saturday at 5 p.m.; WFXQ - Springfield Saturday at 7 p.m. and Bangor - WVII Sunday at 11 a.m.
You can also watch it anytime on the team website.
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