J-E-T-S. Every single year when the Jets host the Patriots at Metlife Stadium, the fans get incredibly involved in the game. Mostly due to the alcohol, because an extreme amount of beer is the only thing that makes being a Jets fan tolerable for Jets fans.
This year, things might be a little different. As I read through the comical tweets of Mike Parente roasting the team, the Giant’s 0-5 record has the Jets being the football pride of the nation’s largest city. At 3-2 they have taken the NFL, the Nation, and even the Pal by storm, who said they very well could go 0-16. It wasn’t a ludicrous idea either. The Jets weren’t supposed to be even the slightest bit good.
Their quarterback situation was expected to be more of a punishment than Darren Sharper’s prison sentence. Trading Sheldon Richardson to the Seahawks was seen as a sign of waving the white flag, not a sign of winning three games.
Granted, they were smoked by the Raiders, and lost to the Bills. Their three wins have come against two teams that aren’t seen as respectable, in the Browns and Jay Cutler-led Dolphins, while they were able to defeat the rising Jacksonville Jaguars who also have a poor quarterback situation. The wins, while good for the Jets, aren’t the biggest statement games.
Meanwhile, the Patriots will be looking to make a statement after an underwhelming first five weeks to the NFL season. With ten days off between games, New England has put a lot of focus towards shedding their poor start to the season, which has been slower than Kim Jong Un’s metabolism. Highlighted by poor play from the secondary, pass rush, and offensive line (so a large portion of the team), they aren’t in the midst of the best play of the Belichickian era.
As the teams go into week six with identical 3-2 records, each will vye to move up in the standings, either to be the sole leaders or remain tied with the Bills.
Tyler’s Tickets to Victory for New England:
Tyler’s Tickets to Victory for the Jets:
The Pal and I were talking, and he pointed out that I’ve picked the Patriot’s in every game so far. He said I shouldn’t be afraid to pick the out of market team every once in awhile. I’m certainly not. But this Jets team, despite a 3-2 record just isn’t very good. This is a week where the Patriots not only can, but should get back on track
Patriots 37- Jets 14
Tyler’s record: 3-2
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