Jets look to slow Brady, Pats' up-tempo offense
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Rex Ryan's defense played its best game a week ago, shutting down rookie Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis offense by causing turnovers and holding the Colts to just three field goals.
The task will be tougher Sunday.
The New York Jets face Tom Brady and the Patriots. New England's top-ranked up-tempo offense is fast and tricky. It uses the no-huddle to perfection, causing confusion and problems for defenses wanting to substitute players.
Tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez make for mismatches for opponents, and the Patriots are running the ball better than they have in years.
The Jets have been trying to simulate the up-tempo approach at practice all week, with Tim Tebow playing the role of Brady.