It’s always been my dream to start a blog series that would
go until the end of the season.This is
one blog in that series, and I will answer for my predictions next week.
Disclaimer: My takes are almost always correct.So buckle up- buckaroo
A win is a win.That
is what I keep telling myself about last week.At the end of the season, you will only remember that the Patriots won,
not that it came down to the last play.I
really would have liked to see the offense take the clock down, refusing to
give the ball back.Or the defense
making sure it didn’t get close.Obviously neither of those things happened, and there is a lot to
improve upon.Otherwise, it’s nice to
get a W when you don’t play your best.Anyway,
after a little bit of a break, the Patriots are set to have their first AFC
East game.The hated Jets will host in
There is no shortage of history between these two teams, so
I won’t exhaust you with the details.Just remember that Belichick likes to SMASH these guys whenever he
can.I fully expected the Jets to be the
opposite of the Patriots this year.We
would finish 19-0, they would finish 0-16.Its kinds funny how neither of those things happened and we now meet at
3-2 fighting for first place.
The Jet’s 3-2 record is misleading though.These guys STINK.Their offense has more injuries than it has
impact players.Josh McCown is having a
nice little run, but they look non-functional all too often.
The defense is a shadow of itself from the Rex Ryan
years.It’s funny how bad the Muhammad
Wilkerson contract looks at this point.They also shipped off Sheldon Richardson for a draft pick.The Jets do have a few impact players on
defense.Leonard Williams is one of the
best in the league, and their new safety Jamal Adams is a playmaker.Something to build around maybe?
I am really hoping this is a game we can take a hold of
early.This is the fix-it game.This is the one that really goes our way, and
we point to in February and say, “Thank GOD for the Jets”.
Prediction:Josh McCown throws for under 300 and does not
finish the game:The Patriots defense
obviously still feels it has something to prove.I think it’s gonna be a long day for Josh
McCown.My prediction is that we snap
the streak of 300 yard passers (Everyone who has played the Patriots has done
this) and we will get a first look at either Bryce Petty or Christian
Hackenberg.Why? Because that is what
you do when you are a terrible team and are down by a lot.
Prediction:The Patriots are flagged less than 5 times:This is also where the Pats need to fix their
penalty problem.Besides injuries, I
have that as their biggest issue through 5 weeks.A lot of those have been ticky-tack and at
really bad times.Nonetheless, they need
to figure it out.
Prediction:The Pats hang 40:Pats win 41-3….LETS GOOOOOOO!