It’s time for yet another Jets crash landing vs. Patriots
Oh this is going to be fun.
They’ve been going crazy in New York the last three weeks, trying to make themselves believe that Zach Wilson will be able to lead the Jets to the playoffs. That his time with Aaron Rodgers, as brief as it’s been, has changed him for the better.
Of course, they’re just kidding themselves. Wilson stinks, and the Jets, with a porous offensive line as well, have gone from Super Bowl to Super Dud.
Their fans will be going crazy after today. They hate the New England Patriots, tired of losing to them (14 and counting). We all know the history. This year it was supposed to be different, as Rodgers was supposed to put the Jets on the map.
Now he’s done, the Jets are stuck with Wilson and no good backup, and they’re stuck. But let’s not dismiss the Patriots issues. If New England doesn’t uphold the tradition, it’s in major, major trouble because 0-3 is not supposed to be in their vocabulary.
There’s been a lot of time spent on the benching of a sixth round rookie, where they need to be focusing on the problems of the offensive line. You fix that, many problems are solved.
And this is the team to solve them against, although defensively the Jets are a tough matchup for this Patriots team. But the New England defense should shine today.
“It’s Jets Week,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. “A team that we’re pretty familiar with here. …”
Here’s this week’s lucky (or unlucky) seven:
PATRIOTS 13, JETS 6
Wilson, confused by Belichick’s defensive wizardry, throws three picks, one a 101-yard pick six to rookie Christian Gonzalez, taking a page out of Nashua North standout Luke Peters’ playbook.
STEELERS 24, RAIDERS 21
A great game in the mid-1970s, huh?But not so great now, as the Steelers can’t score and the Raiders can’t defend. Something’s gotta give.
DOLPHINS 30, BRONCOS 17
Sean Payton is starting to wonder just why he decided to come out of retirement. Tua Tagovailoa is glad he decided to come out of the tent and keep playing. He certainly looked good last Sunday night, especiallay in the first half, right?
LIONS 33, FALCONS 30
How the heck did the Lions lose to the Seahawks at home? Dan Campbell’s team gets back on track in a wild dome game.
EAGLES 27, BUCS 17
The party’s over in Tampa. Somehow without Tom Brady they’ve manage to win two games, and sure, they’re moaning in Philly that their wins haven’t been convincing enough. This one may not be,either, but the Eagles are the better team.
RAMS 33, BENGALS 17
Los Angeles is back, pass the word. We think on Monday night Joe Burrow will play for the Bengals, but again half a Burrow is not nearly as good as a whole.
BILLS 24, COMMANDERS 17
You can tell it’s early in the season with a team like Washington getting two wins, and rallying from 21-3 down win in the thin Denver air. Well, they’re home this week and Josh Allen is visiting. The Commanders will be gracious hosts.
LAST WEEK: 3-4
SEASON RECORD: 7-7
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