Dom Bonvissuto
Tuesday December 7th, 2010

Dom Bonvissuto blogs the battle for the AFC East lead between the Patriots and Jets.


Don Banks, NFL senior writer, is at Gillette Stadium and checks in: "Just got back to my seat in the press box. Had to do an on-field TV hit with Comcast New England. It is freaking windy and freezing. Passing games are going to be really challenged tonight. Might favor Jets big time if it's a running game first type of night."

Here are tonight's inactives, per ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss: Patriots: RB T. Clayton; DE/OLB E. Moore; OL M. LeVoir; OL R. Ohrnberger; WR T. Price; DL M. Pryor; DL M. Wright; CB J. Wilhite. And the Jets: OLB J. Westerman; OL V. Ducasse; TE M. Mulligan; TE J. Cumberland; WR L. Coles; DT M. Dixon; DL M. Kroul; K. Clemens (3/QB). No big surprises on either side.

Does this news about the Broncos firing Josh McDaniels overshadow this game? Or does the McDaniels' ax get second-billing? Here at, our lead story probably will remain Jets-Pats. It will be interesting to see how some of the other national web sites play it.

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