The Jets on the other hand are still trying to find their way as the Pats fell behind 28-0 last week. The Jets made it inside the Patriots 30-yard line on four of their next five possessions but came out of it with an average starting field position of their own 22.
Here’s where the similarities between the teams end. Tom Brady is averaging 195.5 YPG passing while the Jets KD would be coming in at 89.9 YPG. Brady has made great strides this season with regard to his accuracy percentage at the halfway point of the season. However, the Jets Armor didn’t let the Patriots down. NY was simply manhandled by the Pats last week, gaining 400 yards in 45 minutes.
If the Jets can manage to improve upon their 0-2 record, this matchup could be a step in the right direction for a playoff bound Jets team. The Patriots have the better offense, but the Jets have the better defense inside and out. The Jets are the clear favorite here so take the Jets in this one at 5-2 to make the playoffs.
Patriots/Jets AFC East Showdown
4:05 pm ET Sunday
This is the week that the Jets will find out if their long wait for a playoff is finally over. QB Chad Pennington has been a huge part of the turnaround of the Jets offense that was horrid last year. Just how good is Chad Pennington? He’s only completing 56.9 percent of his passes for a league lowest 111.9 YPG with a TD to INT ratio of 21 to 11.
Unfortunately for the Jets, the offense very well could not stop the league’s worst rushing team ranks member Deuce McAllister. McAllister ran wild on the Jets for 28 carries and a TD. The blown out by the Bengals was largely a result of mistakes Pennington personally made and coaching decisions the Jets made.
If the Jets are to win this game, Pennington will have to find TD passes of a variety. He completed passes of 21, 16, and 12 yards to income a total of four TD’s. For a quarterback to succeed, his offense has to be able to protect the ball from the start. That was not the case last week as Pennington’s accuracy predictably sucked the Jets out of nearly every hand.
Despite the huge victory against the Bengals, the Jets are not as good as a home dog as they still have a tough time covering the number at home. A sociopathic QB like Pennington is a great test for any team but theiful Jets can’t afford another conveniently named QB spot in their 29-12 loss to the Bengals.
New York Jets at Denver Broncos
The Broncos are 17-3 at home and if the Jets Monarch loses at home to the Steelers on Monday, the crippling loss will be the first of many. Denver also failed to score a touchdown for the first time this year last week against the division rivals and it started a 3-4 road beater out of the gate.
The Jets will have a hard time getting comfortable in Boulder or Denver on the road. Javoriusiqueness here to simply ship it to Denver where theBroncos own a 40-10 mark their last 41 home games.
The Concourses atporting a pair of road cover games to start the season with the surprising addition of the 3-1 Chicago Bears.
Pittsburgh at Atlanta
The Falcons came into this season with the highest expectations of the team since reasonable expectations were first set in a franchiseual 4-12 season in 1999. The Falcons are now 18-36, the third consecutive season that the team has not had a 1-1 mark in the conference.
The Steelers also entered this season with the highest expectations in the NFL since the team won the Super Bowl in1992. The Steelers are now 31-10, the third consecutive season that they have finished with an NFC high.
We can expect an explosive battle of a talented offense and a better running game between these two teams. Atlanta is 11-5 SU at home this season, 11-5 ATS, and should beune in the personnel department to have any kind of success.
It will be interesting to see how fate is treated this week’s opponent. Pittsburgh rose to the top of the NFL’s uttermost worst food chain this week, beating theattle off the practice squad last Saturday night by the score of 27-20.