The rivalry between the Jets and the Patriots barely has a pulse.

New England has won the past four meetings. The Jets’ last victory came in the 2010 playoffs what feels like another life for the Jets organization. Since then the Patriots have dominated the series including the unforgettable 49-19 Jets loss last Thanksgiving that featured bumbles stumbles and of course the buttfumble.

Jets coach Rex Ryan arrived in 2009 talking about knocking Tom Brady and Bill Belichick off their perch but their AFC East dominance has continued. The Patriots have won nine of the past 10 division titles — the only exception an 11-5 season in 2008 when Tom Brady was lost for the year on opening week.

“I think any time you play New England it’s special” Ryan said. “There’s no question because that’s the one you’re gunning for. You’re not gunning for second place. You’re gunning for first place and that team’s won our division the four years I’ve been here. So I think that clearly would make it a special game and a big game.”

The Jets enter this game feeling good about themselves. After hearing all offseason they should just forfeit the 2013 season all they pulled off an 18-17 season-opening win over the Buccaneers in stunning fashion.

To motivate his team Ryan showed his players ESPN’s “power rankings” last week that had the Jets ranked 32nd. Guard Willie Colon said he’s not surprised people are overlooking the Jets.

“We haven’t given anybody a reason not to put us in that position” Colon said. “You figure you look around at every other team and they have a quarterback that is solidified and their running game is a little bit better. In that regard I try not to pay attention to the power rankings.”

The Jets hope they are on their way to solidifying the quarterback spot with rookie Geno Smith who had an impressive debut. Now he moves up in class as he faces Belichick and whatever he can cook up to stymie the rookie.