New York Jets @ New England Patriots AFC Divisional Playoffs Sunday
January 15, 2011 by luckylester
New York Jets @ New England Patriots AFC Divisional Playoffs Sunday: The Jets and the Patriots. Give me Tom’s team or give me nobody. Will the Patriots blow out the Jets again? History says, yes. I say, maybe… It’s very rare that a team blows another team out in the regular season then gets a good fight in the playoffs. I know the Jets won in Week 1, but after The Hoody had a chance to look at the Jets and game plan for them in game 2, New York was embarrassed. The Patriots have done a good job kicking the poop out of the Jets in New England over the past couple years, and the home team has won this match-up in 8 of the last 10 meetings. But those are just numbers, I think the Patriots will win this one with ease because they are the better team, and when the Jets start having to take chances to stay in the game, the Patriots will get the cover I’m looking for.
Aside from a little “whoops” in Cleveland 8 games ago, the Patriots have been the kings of football this season. They are 14-2, and kicking the crap out of squads lately. The Patriots have had one close game in their last 5, a 31-27 win over a Green Bay team that was playing without Aaron Rodgers, and they barely made out of that one alive. But they hammered the Jets 45-3, the Bears 36-7, the Bills 34-3, and the Dolphins 38-7. They also went into Pittsburgh a few games earlier and destroyed the Steelers. Defensively, they’ve been great late in the year, and I see no reason why they can’t stop the Jets in their tracks.
New York doesn’t have experience over the Patriots, they aren’t as good, and I don’t even know if their vaunted defense is much better than the no-names in New England. I know their coach says weird stuff in the press, and I know he’s taking this game personal. If I got kicked around 45-3 in an important game last time I played an opponent, I might take it personal too. But I don’t think that helps the Jets, and I’m taking the Pats.