Patriots @ Jets – 4:15 pm Sunday

New England Patriots (1-0)

After a week that featured their best wideout getting traded, their quarterback saying he was distracted on Sunday, and a bunch of ESPN analysts saying the dynasty is over, the Patriots will travel to New Jersey and play the New York Jets hoping to take care of business and be the loan team to lead the AFC East. Look for the Patriots to come out and have a “chip” on their shoulder, while some players might be a little sad with the Branch move, others are glad it’s done with and just want to play some football. Brady will look to throw the ball better then he did last week. To Brady’s liking he should have two more targets to throw it to, Doug Gabriel and Chad Jackson, both whom been working with Brady after and before practice all week. If the passing game doesn’t show up, the Patriots will need to ram the rock down the Jets throat. The Jets are just going to a 3-4 defensive scheme so they could be in trouble if Laurence Maroney and Corey Dillon can get it going, also watch Kevin Faulk catching some balls out of the back field.

On defense, It would do wonders if the Patriots could see Tedy Bruschi in action. Last week, Junior Seau did a very good job in his place. The same can be said with Rossy Colvin. The Pats need to pressure Pennington and make his arm beat you, I really believe that both Asante Samuel or Ellis Hobbs can handle Coles. Their running game doesn’t worry me, Kevin Barlow and Derrick Blaylock aren’t that good. Look for a big game out of Rodney Harrison who is just warming up.

Projected Starters :

Offense

QB – Tom Brady
RB – Corey Dillon / Laurence Maroney
FB – Heath Evans
WR – Reche Caldwell
WR – Doug Gabriel
TE – Ben Watson / Daniel Graham
LT – Matt Light
LG – Logan Mankins
C – Daniel Koppen
RG – Stephen Neal
RT – Ryan O’Callaghan

Defense

LE – Ty Warren
DT – Vince Wilfork
RE – Richard Seymour
LOLB – Rossy Colvin
MLB – Tedy Bruschi
MLB – Junior Seau
ROLB – Mike Vrabel
LCB – Asante Samuel
RCB – Ellis Hobbs
FS – Eugene Wilson
SS – Rodney Harrison

Special Teams

K – Stephen Gostkowski
P – Josh Miller
LS – Lonnie Paxton
KR – Laurence Maroney
PR – Kevin Faulk

Players to watch :

QB Tom Brady
RB’s Corey Dillon and Laurence Maroney
WR Doug Gabriel
LB Mike Vrabel
CB Ellis Hobbs

New York Jets (1-0)

The Jets played a very good game against the Titans last week, Pennington looked very solid. However, we do have to remember that it was the Titans, the Patriots are a much better team then them. How will the Jets do against a top tier NFL team? They don’t have much of a running game, so that will make the Jets pass the ball a lot, or they could run it but I can guarantee that they won’t be successful doing so. The Pats need to watch out for Coles, he had a big game last week but like I said earlier, I’m pretty confident that we can shut him down. On defense the Jets could be in a huge disadvantage with defensive tackle Dwayne Robertson, he’s been a bust thus far and only occupies one offensive lineman, in a 3-4 defense the defensive tackles job is take up three guys. Look for our RB’s to have a huge game.

Players to watch :

QB Chad Pennington
LB Jon Vilma

Prediction : 28 – 17 PATRIOTS  

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One Response to Patriots @ Jets – 4:15 pm Sunday

  1. Michael says:

    I think we will win this one easly. The next two games may bring some trouble though.

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