The New England Patriots and the New York Jets have a long rivalry and since they both play in the AFC East, it is always an important game.
This game is particularly important because despite the subpar start for both teams, the winner will have at least a share of first place in the AFC East. The Jests are off one of the best games of the season as they dismantled the Indianapolis Colts.
The Jets rolled up 252 yards on the ground after struggling in the running game for weeks, Sanchez was mistake-free in an efficient performance, and Tim Tebow had a 23-yard pass on a fake punt that sent the MetLife Stadium into a frenzy.
The Patriots are on the other rend of the spectrum as they are off a horrible loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The matchup between the Patriots’ No. 1 ranked offense and Seattle’s No. 1 defense instead turned in to a starring performance for Russell Wilson. And a shocking rally that gave Pete Carroll a win in the first matchup against the franchise he coached for three seasons in the late 1990s. Carroll was bouncing around the sideline in celebration after one of his biggest pro victories.
Now the Patriots will be ready for revenge against the Jets. This game will truly highlight the differences in talent for both of these teams. The Patriots will be more focused than ever for this game against Rex Ryan, who has already opened his mouth in this game.
The Patriots are 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 games in October and 60-28-2 ATS in their last 90 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game. The Jets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and they will get beat by double digits by the Patriots.
NFL Lock: Patriots -10.5