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UNBEATENS PATS, JETS COLLIDE

If you're a New York sports fan and you're a little down about what happened in that other sport, this is your chance for revenge.

We concede the intrinsic drama and emotion attached to the sixth game of an NFL season doesn't compare to what you find in Game Seven of the American League Championship Series. But the Yankees aren't around anymore. Make do.

Besides, this isn't your ordinary, Week Seven game. This marks only the fourth time in league history that two undefeated teams have met this deep into the season.

Reminds one of that Canton Bulldogs versus Chicago Cardinals duel back in the '20s.

Actually, it doesn't. That was said for effect.

New England coach Bill Belichick pulled a similar stunt during a news conference. The Patriots' coach was so effusive in his praise for the Jets that a reporter asked if there was any way his poor little team could win.

"We'd be the first one to do it if we did," Belichick said.

Belichick is quicker to lavish praise on the Jets than most outsiders. Although one of only three undefeated teams left (Philadelphia is the other), the Jets aren't regarded in the Patriots' or Eagles' class. The combined record of the opponents New York has faced is 6-22, and it hasn't beaten any team by more than eight points.

Jets starting right guard Brandon Moore will miss today's game with a sore left hamstring. Moore had been listed as probable all week, but coach Herman Edwards said the injury flared up and Moore missed most of practice Friday.

In other NFL news, Tampa Bay activated wide receiver Joe Jurevicius, hoping he will give a boost to the struggling Buccaneers offense. The seven-year veteran had been sidelined most of the past year by knee and back injuries.

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