NY Jets: Time to make a run in the AFC East
The NY Jets had a sloppy but successful 34-20 victory over the Washington Redskins this past Sunday afternoon, the New York Jets are moving on to face their division rival and undefeated, New England Patriots.
Grab a seat and relax everyone, your NY Jets are now 4-1 for the first time since 2010. After a sloppy yet successful 34-20 victory over the Washington Redskins, the Jets now have their eyes set on their next opponent, divisional rival and the undefeated New England Patriots.
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The Jets recent track record against the Patriots since Tom Brady took over as the starter about 15 seasons ago hasn’t been good at all. In fact, Brady since 2001 has beaten the Jets 20 times, the Jets since 2001 have managed to beat him a mere 6 times.
While stats and experience are in favor of New England in this division matchup, heart, hunger and the desire to win will be in favor of the Jets. The Jets and Patriots have a rich history, who can forget the notorious Spygate when the Patriots were found illegally video taping Jets’ team practices prior to regular season games. The Patriots were fined $250,000 and a first round draft pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Head coach Bill Belichick was also fined $500,000 for the incident.
It will be quite interesting to see Darrelle Revis rekindle with former teammates, friends and coaches of the Patriots after he not only decided to leave New England and sign a five-year contract reuniting himself with the team that drafted him back in 2007, but rekindling with a team that denied his mother access to personally retrieve his Super Bowl ring.
Sep 21, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) is congratulated by his teammates after making an interception against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. New York Jets defeat the Indianapolis Colts 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
The classic AFC East matchup between the Jets and Patriots will be America’s game of the week. This game is not only a game that will decide who runs the AFC East but a matchup that will decide just how serious the Jets are about being contenders this year.
If the Jets and their lights out defense can defeat an undefeated Patriots team, there is no doubt in my or anyone’s mind that this team under newly appointed head coach Todd Bowles are serious about making a run for the top of their division. Some analysts and fans still question the Jets heart and will to win, but a victory over Brady is just the thing Gang Green needs to prove their critics wrong.
It will be a close game as always, I have the Jets pulling an upset and defeating the patriots 27-24. Brady will throw a pick-six to Revis, Chris Ivory will have over 100-yards rushing with a pair of touchdowns and Brandon Marshall will have his fifth consecutive 100-yard receiving game with a touchdown as well. Some may call me crazy for having the Jets score 27 points against New England let alone saying they will defeat the undefeated, but this is a team that has every tool and skill you need in order to be a successful franchise.
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