[QUOTE]Patriots Run offense vs. Jets Run D:
Jets still do a good job stopping the run. Advantage Jets
NE's run game is peaking. In the blow out, NE got around 80 yards, was that because we couldn't run, or we didn't have to? Against the #1 run D (Pit) Pats gained about 100 yards. I think NY sells out on pass defense and the Pats have a big day running.
Passing Offense vs. Jets Pass D: Pats got too many weapons, even if the Jets have Revis. Advantage Patriots
Agreed. NE's diverse offensive approach makes Revis a non-factor. Cromartie can't defend the TE's or Welker. As long as TB stays on his feet this is probably the game advantage.
Patriots Kicking vs. Jets Kicking Special Teams: Graham kicks short, Jets have Holmes and Cromartie and may give the Jets good field position. Advantage Jets
Statistacally the Jets are better, but not by much. I see it more as a push.
Patriots Punting vs. Jets Punting Special Teams: Push. The Zoltan does a pretty good job, but so does Cromartie. Advantate: Push
Jets Run Offense vs. Patriots Run D Yeah, I don't like LT and Green do a decent job Advantage: Jets
If there's an edge, its pretty minimal. In the blow out, NY had roughly 110 rushing yards. I suspect a lot of that came in garbage time. Push.
Jets Passing Offense vs. Patriots Passing D
Edwards, Keller, and Holmes are a pretty good receiver, but Sanchez is the weak link. Advantage: Patriots
I don't know much about the Jets kicker, punter, or special teams. NE one have additional insight?
Coaching BB vs. Ryan Ryan is good, BB is better Advantage: Patriots
Its popular to make fun of Ryan, but he's probably a near match to BB on the defensive side of the ball. Bill's been at it longer which probably gives him an edge. The other side of the ball is Ryan's problem. He's probably misusing the talent he has (specifically Sanchez).
If the Patriots score early and often, then it will be another win for Patriots. If it's a low scoring affair going into the last 10 minutes of the4th Q, then that's the Jets may well end up w/ win
NY will be scoring challenged. Even if NE starts slow, I don't see them ever trailing. It won't be the blow out of game two, but result should never be in doubt.
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