It is Patriots week, ladies and gentlemen. It’s always fun, as the talk heats up all week long between these two rivals. The Jets come into this game with confidence, as well they should after the performance on Sunday. They put in a complete and dominant performance in beating the Indianapolis Colts 35-9 on Sunday. It was, however, against a team the Jets were supposed to beat.
This week is their big chance. New England is coming off of a last second loss to the Seahawks, bringing their record to 3-3. On paper, this Patriots team is far better than the Jets are. Heck, they were installed as a 10 point favorite in the game. Nobody expects the Jets to have any chance in this football game on Sunday afternoon. However, the games are not played on paper, obviously. With that, the Jets have an opportunity on Sunday to make a major statement to the rest of the division, and the league.
First of all, the division is ripe for the taking. All of the teams are 3-3. Despite what our friend Joe Soriano of musketfire.com says in the “Know Thy Enemy” column later this afternoon, the Patriots have come back to the pack. All of these teams are pretty even right now. Does anybody reading this really believe that the Bills or the Dolphins are going to come out of the pack in this division? I sure don’t. If the Jets can win this game on Sunday, it will do quite a bit to allow them to take control of this division. They will be 3-0 in the division, including 1-0 against New England. They will be in the driver’s seat.