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Jets TakeOff! Week 7 Preview: New York Jets vs. New England Patriots

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Oct 14, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) carries the ball after making a reception during the 1st half against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

WIN THE BATTLE FOR THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD

We have seen how badly the Jets have gotten killed by this team down the seams. Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, and Wes Welker are, and have been deadly. No matter what the Jets say, they acquired LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell in order to stop this team. There is nothing wrong with that, teams can create themselves with beating their rival in mind.

Does Brandon Lloyd scare you? How about Deion Branch? The answer, in my opinion, is no. Branch has only 4 catches, and Lloyd is averaging around 10 yards per catch, with one touchdown. The guys that rip teams apart are the guys down the seam, Hernandez, Gronkowski, and Welker. The Jets’ safeties, along with Antonio Cromartie will have their hands full tomorrow afternoon. If they can make them hear footsteps, the Jets have a chance.

GET TO TOM BRADY

The Jets need to keep in mind the blueprint they had in the 2010 playoff game. We all can’t stand to watch when Tom Brady gets back in the pocket, and has all day long, so he can do that little “Brady hop” on the balls of his feet. When he gets to sit there all day, he picks apart each and every team.

Not only do the Jets need to get to Brady, they need to get in his face, up the middle. An outside rush is not good enough. He will step up in the pocket and take the Jets down. Mo Wilkerson, Quinton Coples, and the rest of the Jets front seven needs to apply pressure up the middle. Brady gets flustered, as to most quarterbacks, when the rush is in his face. Do that, and they can get Tom off of his game. If not, it is sure to be a long day.

There are your keys for the Jets. Thanks for reading, as always.

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