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On The Beat: 5 questions with New York writer Manish Mehta – ‘Jets should be sued for negligence if they don’t make an aggressive run at Le’Veon Bell’

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Every week, we go deep on the Patriots’ next opponent with our “5 questions…” feature where we check in with a writer who covers New England’s next opponent. For this week’s game against the Jets, we talk with our buddy Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Check him out on Twitter here.

1. We asked Matthew Slater why Jets-Patriots games have been a struggle for New England the last several years, and he said it’s like a college rivalry game, where no matter the season, the two sides just seem to know each other. What’s your take on why New York has managed to be an occasional thorn in New England’s side, despite the (ahem) disparate records?

This one’s easy: The Jets have had some terrific defensive minds in the past decade or so that have challenged Tom Brady. Oh sure, Brady typically gets the last laugh (I mean, he’s Tom F---in’ Brady after all), but I guarantee that