New York Jets @ New England Patriots
The Patriots didn’t look right against the Buffalo Bills last week. Tom Brady struggled to get in sync with his revamped receiving corp, and the offense kept the Bills in the game by turning the football over. New England managed to eek out a victory with a late field goal from Stephen Gostkowski, but it was a concerning performance to say the least.
Last week the Jets won ugly on a last second field goal of their own, made possible by an absolutely foolish penalty by Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David. Geno Smith had a decent NFL debut, throwing for 256 yards with a touchdown and an interception, but the Jets failed to get anything going on the ground, with Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory combining for 44 rushing yards 22 carries.
I don’t think the Jets have two ugly wins in them in a row, and I don’t think the Patriots have two ugly offensive performances in them in a row.
Pick: New England 24, New York 10