One quick note before we get to the links.   It’s ironic that just less than one week after he made a classy move by offering a moment of silence for Myra Kraft before last Sunday’s game at the Coliseum in Oakland, Raiders owner Al Davis passed away on Saturday.  For any animosity Patriots fans may hold toward him, that’s one memory that will certainly stand out in my mind for years to come.

Needless to say the odds are pretty good there will be a moment of silence for him today at Gillette Stadium, as he had a big impact on the game and will obviously be missed.

Anyway, let’s get to this morning’s top stories:

BOSTON HERALD:

Ryan-Belichick chess match at the center of Jets-Patriots rivalry – Karen Guregian
With Al Davis’ death, game loses heart – Ron Borges
Trick or treat with Tom Brady – Ron Borges
NOTEBOOK: WR wants Jets to pay big Price – Ian Rapoport
Rodney: Bill hasn’t lost it, he flipped it – Karen Guregian/NFL Notes

BOSTON GLOBE:

SCOUTING REPORT: Jets at Patriots‎ -  Jim McBride
Will a Revis blanket keep Welker under wraps?‎ – Shalise Manza Young
Hard to put down‎ – Shalise Manza Young
Davis’s influence felt locally‎ – Greg Bedard
Jets’ defense cannot rest‎ - Julian Benbow
Ryan a rare treat in pro sports‎ – Bob Ryan
Inside the matchup: Jets at Patriots‎ – Greg Bedard

WORCESTER TELEGRAM:

Patriots, Jets set to resume Border War – Rich Garven
Dane Fletcher can hit more at fullback‎ – Rich Garven
Patriots’ defense ‘still a work in progress’‎ – Rich Garven

ESPN BOSTON:

Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats‎ – Mike Reiss
Patriots vs. Jets: Areas of interest‎ – Mike Reiss
Broccoli not the key for Welker‎ – Mike Reiss
Tying up loose ends with Belichick‎ – Mike Reiss
Video: Wilfork Island vs. Revis Island‎ – ESPN
VIDEO: What to Watch For in Pats/Jets – Video
Pats know Rex’s Jets always a threat‎ -  Chris Forsberg
Ventrone promoted; Adams released‎ – Mike Reiss
Targets: Welker in a landslide‎ – Mike Reiss

MILFORD DAILY NEWS:

Fletcher May See More Playing Time – Glen Farley

ATTLEBORO SUN CHRONICLE:

Fletcher Gives Pats Depth – Mark Farinella
Let the record show, Davis did it his way‎ – Mark Farinella
Pats prep for Plaxico‎ – Mark Farinella

WEEI.COM

Patriots and Bill Belichick issue statement on death of Al Davis‎ – Christopher Price

EAGLE TRIBUNE:

It’s all on Ridley, believe it or not‎ – Hector Longo
With Jets, Brady must face his fears‎ – Hector Longo

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE:

New England prepares for NY attack in Foxboro‎ – Steven Sanchez

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL:

Belichick run pointing to Hall; not so for Ryan‎ – Jim Donaldson
Pats look to take advantage of Jets’ early-season troubles‎ - Paul Kenyon
Pats vs. Jets: Keys to the Game‎ – Paul Kenyon

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:

Brady has lived a charmed life, but it may never have happened were it not for his QB guru - Kevin Armstrong