Here are some stories from the New York media this morning:

To beat Patriots, Jets QB must rise to the occasion – Mark Cannizzaro
Cannizzaro writes that Mark Sanchez doesn’t have to be Tom Brady to win on Sunday, but that he needs to play big at Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots have won 29 consecutive regular-season games with Brady starting.

Simms doesn’t know if Rex can alleviate pressure – Josh Katzowitz
CBS Sports analyst Phil Simms is covering Sunday’s game, and doesn’t know if even Rex Ryan can fix what’s wrong with the Jets this season in just one week.

“I don’t know if he can take the pressure off his team this week,” said “NFL on CBS” lead analyst Phil Simms, who will be covering the New England-New York game. “Everything has changed.  He’s in a scenario now that he has never been in since he’s been a head coach.  It will be interesting to see how they approach the game and what their overall philosophy will be for this game.  How is Rex going to manage it?  Do they still think they’re going to open up the offense and be a throwing team?  Or are they going to go back — it’s hard to switch in mid-season?  It can’t be cured in one week.  They just have to get the ship going in the right direction this week.”

ESPN New York:

Jets look to avert crisis in New England – Rich Cimini
Cimini writes that the Jets see the Patriots as the smartest team they face, so the Jets hit their playbooks for extra studying and the film room for longer looks at the Patriots this week.

Schotty confident in Jets running game – Rich Cimini
Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said that the team needs to get back in the right mentality when it comes to running the ball.

“The running game is a mentality — sometimes it does take a lot of cracks at it — but because we’ve been so good at it in the past and basically those parts are still in place, we have no question we’ll be able to do that,” Schottenheimer said Thursday. “When this is all said and done, we will be an extremely good running football team.”

CBS New York:

For Jets, Stopping Patriots Begins With Tom Brady, Wes Welker – AP
CBS New York has an article on Sunday’s game, with Antonio Cromartie daring Tom Brady to throw in his direction all day.

NEW YORK POST:

Hernandez likely to go for Pats – Bart Hubbuch
Hubbuch heard the news that Aaron Hernandez was back at practice yesterday and apparently believes the tight end will play on Sunday.

No issues between QB, Holmes‎ – Brian Costello
Coach Rex Ryan said there is no problem between quarterback Mark Sanchez and wide receiver Santonio Holmes after Sanchez said Holmes should have kept his postgame criticisms in-house.

Jets not concerned with underdog label – Brian Costello
Costello writes that The underdog role is nothing new to Jets receiver Plaxico Burress – especially when it comes to facing the Patriots.

STAR LEDGER:

Jets vs. Patriots: To stop Wes Welker, Jets plan to mix up defense – Conor Orr
Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said yesterday that they can’t just rely on using Derrelle Revis on Welker the whole game to shut down New England’s offense.

“The running game is a mentality — sometimes it does take a lot of cracks at it — but because we’ve been so good at it in the past and basically those parts are still in place, we have no question we’ll be able to do that,” Schottenheimer said Thursday. “When this is all said and done, we will be an extremely good running football team.”

Jets know reviving run game against Patriots means they have to get physical – Jenny Vrentas
Jets left guard Matt Slauson told the newspaper that as long as the defense gets the job done, he expects them to have success Sunday against New England running the ball.

“As long as the defense takes care of business, we feel like we can really get after them in the running game,” Slauson said. “We’ve always had a lot of success on the ground there.”

NEW YORK TIMES:

Jets Dealing With Same Old Doubts – Ben Shipgel
Shipgel writes that Sione Pouha had spent the last five minutes or so yesterday discussing the Jets’ challenges Sunday at New England, and typed “New York Jets” and “underestimated” into an Internet search engine to see how many results show up – to which he replied “a lot”.

NORTH JERSEY.COM

Jets’ Mangold will be ‘ready to roll’ Sunday against Patriots – J.P. Pelzman
Pelzman writes that the center told reporters yesterday he’ll be ‘ready to roll’ when the Jets visit Foxboro this weekend.