Fox Sports' Jay Glazer showed a video of a Patriots player trying to trip a Jets gunner in the teams' Week Two game at the New Meadowlands Stadium. The video shows Patriots players forming a wall along the white stripe on the sideline. Glazer said the Jets became aware of the move after signing a Patriots practice-squad player who blew the whistle on his former team.

 

Rashard Mendenhall scored on third-and-goal from the 2-yard line with 1:39 remaining, breaking a 24-24 tie and giving the Steelers a 31-24 win over the Ravens Saturday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

 

The game-winning score was made possible by a 58-yard pass from Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown on third-and-19.

 

Baltimore's chance to tie the game in the waning minutes ended when T.J. Houshmandzadeh dropped what would have been a first down pass from quarterback Joe Flacco on fourth-and-18.

 

Here are 10 things worth keeping an eye on in Sunday’s Patriots-Jets game:

WHEN THE PATRIOTS HAVE THE BALL



While his teammate Nick Mangold took to Twitter to get a shot in at Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker and his foot metaphors, Jets linebacker Bart Scott took things one step further, telling Newsday that Welker needs to be “very careful” about what he says about New York coach Rex Ryan.

“I’ll tell you what,” Scott told Newsday. “Be very careful what you say about our coach. [Welker’s] days in a uniform will be numbered. Put it like that.”

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie was asked by WEEI.com on Friday about the possibility that he could be fined by the NFL for his comments about Tom Brady. Many in the media are suggesting that a fine is in order for Cromartie, who told the New York Daily News on Tuesday that he "hates" Brady and used several expletives to describe the New England quarterback.

 

So it sounds like the Jets have taken Wes Welker's act of wordplay for what it was.

In an apparent response to Welker's use of foot metaphors in his press conference on Thursday — a subtle jab at New York coach Rex Ryan's recent embarrassing video escapade — Jets center Nick Mangold tweeted Friday evening: "Wes Welker is a great player. He's really taken advantage of watching film. If we don't keep a Spy on him, he could really open the Gate."

Three players were officially listed as questionable on Friday for Sunday's game with the Patriots, including defensive back Drew Coleman, who reportedly suffered a knee injury in practice earlier in the week. Coleman, who ended Kevin Faulk's season in Week 2 with a hit to the knee, did not practice on Friday. In addition, they listed 10 players as engaged in full participation.

 

Did Not Participate

CB Drew Coleman (knee) Questionable

 

Limited Participation

FOXBORO -- Six Patriots were listed as questionable for Sunday on Friday's injury report, including rookie OLB Jermaine Cunningham. The only player listed as doubtful is defensive lineman Myron Pryor, who has been out with a back injury.The full injury report is as follows:

 

Did Not Participate

DE Myron Pryor (back) Doubtful

 

Limited Participation in Practice 

LB Tully Banta-Cain (groin) Questionable

WR Deion Branch (knee) Questionable

FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick would not offer any reaction on Wes Welker's 11 foot references during Thursday's press conference at Gillette Stadium. 

 

"Right now, my comments are just on the Jets," Belichick said Friday. "That's what we're focused on. You'll have to ask him."

 

Rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez said only, "I thought it was an interesting interview." 

 

Peter King of Sports Illustrated joined Dale & Holley on Friday, discussing Sunday's playoff bout between the Patriots and Jets and heavily criticizing New York cornerback Antonio Cromartie. 

 

Cromartie this week called Patriots quarterback Tom Brady an "ass----" in an interview, adding, "[Expletive] him."