Geno Smith came close to bringing down mighty New England in just his second start. He’ll get a second shot at victory against the decimated Patriots, but Tom Brady won’t go down so easily.
Preview of New England Patriots vs. New York Jets
When: October 20, 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford New Jersey
Patriots vs. Jets Odds:
Money: Patriots (-210) vs. Jets (+175)
Spread: Patriots (-4.5) vs. Jets (+4.5)
Betting on the New England Patriots
Two-time league MVP and three-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady is having a bad season (56.9% completion, 8 TDs, 4 INTs) by his incredibly lofty standards, but he’s still making game-winners out of rookies like Kenbrell Thompkins.
As evidenced by his dramatic comeback win against the Saints, Brady can still lead this Patriots team to victory, depleted receiving corps or no.
He has overcome injuries to the offense, with Danny Amendola banged up all year and Rob Gronkowski’s long-awaited return yet to take place. But can he overcome the Patriots’ ever increasing injury list on defense?[sc:NFL490Banner ]
Vince Wilfork is already lost for the year with an Achilles tear, and now leading tackler Jerod Mayo is set to join him on the sidelines after tearing a pectoral muscle. Top cornerback Aqib Talib did not practice with a hip injury and could be a major doubt for Sunday.
Despite a close call in Week 2, the Patriots have historically handled the Jets in New York. New England is 10-2 SU in their last 12 road games vs the Jets.
Will Brady and the Patriots prevail once again? Bet now on the New England Patriots.
Betting on the New York Jets
The Jets’ 3-3 record is very much indicative of the ups and downs that have come with their rookie quarterback Geno Smith.
After engineering a textbook two-minute drill to set up the game-winning field goal against the Falcons at Atlanta, the offense simply failed to show up at home against the struggling Steelers. But if their current trend this season of win one-lose one holds true, they could be in line for victory against the vulnerable Patriots.
[sc:NFL240banner ]The onus will once again be on the Jets defense to shut down Tom Brady and the Pats’ passing attack. The unit limited the Pats quarterback in their first meeting, when Brady only went 19/39 for just 185 yards. But as the Saints found out, they must do it until the very last second.
The Jets played the Pats very close in Week 2, and with New England losing key players on both sides of the ball, the Jets have a tremendous opportunity to finally upend their division rivals at home. The Jets are 4-2 ATS this season.
Can the Jets defend homefield from the Pats? Bet now on the New York Jets.
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