The Patriots face their division rivals from New York in a 2.5 hours and will have to do so without a few key members of their squad, according to the team's inactives list:
#Patriots inactives. #NYJvsNE pic.twitter.com/lHjbTu0taL— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 25, 2015
There are a lot of big names to be found on the list. Marcus Cannon and Shaq Mason are starters on the offensive line, while Brandon Bolden is a core special teamer and Dion Lewis the team's receiving back. Jabaal Sheard, in the meantime, is a versatile member of the team's defensive line, who is second on the team in sacks this year.
While the Patriots won't see contributions by these players today, three starters return: linebacker Dont'a Hightower, after missing two games, returns to the field, as does wide receiver Brandon LaFell, fresh off the PUP list. Guard Ryan Wendell is also active today and might replace Mason on the offensive line.
The following Jets will be inactive today:
Jets inactives. #NYJvsNE pic.twitter.com/dVoJZkbEvk— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 25, 2015