New York Jets: Analyzing the Patriots’ Week 7 Opponent

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Dec 21, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots running back Brandon Bolden (38) leaps over New York Jets corner back Marcus Williams (22) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Jets 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New England’s walking into this home game as a 9-point favorite, according to, but I don’t see them covering this one at all.  This crew on offense, combined with the league’s overall best defense, is going to test everything that the Patriots have feasted on so far. 

The quick passes, the blown-coverage seam throws, the spread formations, New England winning the turnover battle – it’ll be a Patriots win, but it won’t be a pretty one. 

Remember how people were saying last week that Indianapolis needs to play an absolutely mistake-free game to beat New England?  New England is going to have to play a game that’s at least mostly mistake-free to come out on top of these new Jets that aren’t intimidating because of running their mouths.  The 2015 Jets are intimidating because if this offense isn’t contained, you’re not hanging 40 on this Jets defense to compensate.

On the other hand, relax: the 2007 team didn’t win ‘em all by 30 either.

Final prediction: New England 27, New York 24.

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