Welker looks to continue torrid start for Patriots

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Wes Welker's mouth landed him in hot water prior to the New England Patriots' divisional playoff game against the New York Jets last season.

Whether plotted or improvised, planned or impromptu, the wide receiver's verbal jabs seemingly directed at Jets coach Rex Ryan and his reported foot fetish left him sidelined for the Patriots' first offensive series.

The Jets had the last laugh, though, silencing Welker and the Patriots with a stunning 28-21 victory at Gillette Stadium.

Entering the AFC East rivals' first meeting of the season Sunday, Welker's hands are now doing all the talking he needs.