Week Number One in the NFL is in the books and the first week was everything and more than was expected. There were many questions that were answered and many questions still remain. One things for sure…the NFL continues to become more competitive and there is much more parity. Any team can beat another team on any given week.
Thursday Night’s NFL Game will feature the New York Jets visiting the New England Patriots in Foxborough. The Jets are 11.5 Point underdogs. Mark Sanchez is scheduled to have season ending surgery. This means that Rookie Geno Smith will be the Field General if this team at quarterback. The Jets were able to pull of an upset on Sunday and looked much better than expected.
However, this is New England we are talking about here. Tom Brady was able to have a workmanlike game his last time around and the Patriots escaped with a close win after a game winning field goal. The Patriots did not look as strong as their usual selves. Aaron Hernandez is in prison. Steven Gronkowski is still injured. So this leaves Danny Amendola and a few other unknown receivers. Amendola may not play…he is listed as doubtful on Sunday.
The Patriots should win this game but crazier things have happened. The Jets will be lead by Geno Smith who had a very good debut this past week. The Jets Rushing Attack is very weak tho, so the Patriots should be able to neutralize the running game and focus on stopping Geno Smith. If The Patriots are able to generate a good pass rush, they should be able to win this game fairly easy.
Now to my pick. The Patriots underperformed on Sunday and the Jets pulled off an upset. This game is at Foxborough where New England continues to dominate year after year. The Jets do not have a multiple threat as far as rushing and passing. So looking at all of these factors I have to go with the Patriots to win big on National Television. I am going to say the Patriots win 24-10 and go to 2-0. Stay tuned for Savage’s Pick and I will have my full Week 2 Picks and Analysis later in the week. To all my fans…have a great day and enjoy the game.