Patriots and Jets play nice

Preparing for Sunday's showdown, foes avoid the usual war of words

Updated: October 6, 2011, 9:52 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The largest midweek media contingent of the season descended upon Gillette Stadium on Wednesday morning, some arriving with Empire State license plates. All wielded microphones and cameras, eager for the annual tradition of capturing the first inflammatory statements before the New England Patriots and New York Jets renew their rivalry here Sunday.

If we were looking for fireworks, we hardly got sparklers. On their way into the stadium, the Patriots had clearly been ...

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