Some notes provided by the league about the participants in Sunday's game are available under the jump.
NEW ENGLAND: Two-time MVP QB TOM BRADY leads the AFC with 2,703 passing yards and is on track (5,406) to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (5,084 in 1984) for the most passing yards in a season in NFL history (DREW BREES is also on pace). Brady set the NFL single-season mark with 50 touchdown passes in 2007 and is on pace (20; 40) to join Marino (48 in 1984; 44 in 1986) as the only QBs in NFL history to have two seasons with 40+ touchdown passes…WR WES WELKER is on track (960; 1,920) to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (1,848) for the most receiving yards in a season in NFL history. The veteran wideout also leads the NFL with 66 catches and is on pace (132) for the second-most receptions in a season in league history, trailing only MARVIN HARRISON (143 in 2002).
NEW YORK JETS: The Jets hope to capture their first AFC East title since 2002…QB MARK SANCHEZ is on target (1,775; 3,550) to join KEN O’BRIEN (3,888 in 1985; 3,690 in 1986), JOE NAMATH (4,007 in 1967) and VINNY TESTAVERDE (3,732 in 2000) as the only Jet QBs to reach the 3,500-yard passing mark in a season. Sanchez has 13 touchdown passes and is on track (26) to challenge Testaverde’s club record of 29 TD passes in 1998…RB LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON (13,533) needs 130 rushing yards to surpass JEROME BETTIS (13,662) for the fifth-most rushing yards all-time…Pro Bowl CB DARRELLE REVIS (four) needs three interceptions to surpass his career-high of six in 2009.