Here are 5 key games in the Jets-Patriots rivalry from columnist Bob Glauber
Upset special: Jets 28-21 on Jan. 16, 2011
After a 45-3 thrashing in Foxboro a month earlier, the Jets pull off a stunning upset as Mark Sanchez outplays Tom Brady to earn a second straight trip to the AFC Championship Game.
The Butt Fumble: Patriots 49-19
In a nationally televised Thanksgiving night game, the Patriots score three touchdowns in a 52-second span, one of which occurred after Sanchez lost the ball after running into the backside of teammate Brandon Moore. The infamous play has been dubbed "The Butt Fumble" and is one of the low moments in franchise history.
Tuna Surprise: Jets 24-19 on Oct. 19, 1997
Bill Parcells wins for the first time against his former team, as he benches Neil O'Donnell in favor of Glenn Foley. It was the Jets' first win over the Patriots after five straight losses, and it was a major turning point for Parcells, who would lead the Jets to the AFC Championship Game the following season, thanks in part to signing Patriots restricted free agent running back Curtis Martin.
Bye, Bye Bledsoe: Jets 10-3 on Sept. 21, 2001
The Jets unknowingly ushered in the Tom Brady era when linebacker Mo Lewis knocked Drew Bledsoe out of the game - and ultimately the Patriots' lineup. Brady has dominated the division and the NFL ever since.
Spygate: Patriots 38-14 on Sept. 9, 2007
In the regular season opener, the Patriots win easily against former defensive coordinator Eric Mangini, who is in his second season with the Jets. But the Jets catch the Patriots illegally videotaping defensive signals on the sidelines, and so began the infamous "Spygate" scandal. Bill Belichick was fined a then record $500,000 and the Patriots lost a first-round pick the following season.