After Destroying The Jets, Patriots Look Ahead

Patriots lead AFC East, for now, with 4 games left

By HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer
      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The New England Patriots left little
doubt. They are the class of the AFC East.
      But they also know that by next Sunday, they could be tied again
with the New York Jets, the big-talking rivals they embarrassed
with a 45-3 beating on Monday night.
      Tom Brady said it was a big win, but it was just one win. And
the Patriots (10-2) must play on the road Sunday against the
Chicago Bears (9-3), who lead the NFC North. The Jets (9-3) will be
at home against a weaker opponent, the Miami Dolphins (6-6).
      But for now, the Patriots are 10-2 and tied with Atlanta for the
NFL's best record.
      Both teams play Chicago, Miami and Buffalo among their final
four opponents. The Patriots also face Green Bay, while the Jets
meet Pittsburgh.
      
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