New York Jets: Three keys to victory over the New England Patriots


The Week 6 contest between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots could be a defining moment for the host team. "Yeah, I couldn't have asked for him to have any better attitude or any more cooperation than we've had from him".

New England comes to the Jets' stadium well rested. "We're trying to win anyways". They always seem to improve under Belichick. Can you believe that they have a share of the AFC East lead right now? Then, when factoring in projected improvement, the Patriots should remain the favorite.

Brady has already been sacked 16 times, and he has been pummeled on numerous other occasions. They are kings of the division right now. Tune in to Patriots GameDay on WBZ-TV at 11:30am, with Patriots 5th Quarter on myTV38 following the game. The Bills have the defense this season to slow down Brady, but Buffalo will need a few breaks on offense to have the result go their way.

This weekend's divisional matchup gives the Patriots a chance to start over with a clean slate, at least division-wise.

Start that slowly against the Patriots, who average 29.6 points per game on offense (the third-highest in the league), at your own peril. RB LeSean McCoy is on pace for the worst rushing average (3.2 yards per carry) of his career, while the Bills' wide receivers are averaging 4.8 receptions and 63.2 yards per game, which would be National Football League worsts since at least 2001. They're not unfamiliar either with overcoming the odds, as they did against the Dolphins and Jaguars. Miami hasn't allowed more than 20 points in a game all season, and its run defense is allowing 3.2 yards per carry. It's a division game. They have multiple deep-rooted issues on that side of the ball that won't be fixed anytime soon. He can be gotten to, as the offensive line has not been what it was.

The Pats were somewhat better during their 19-14 win at Tampa Bay last week, but the problems have not gone away.

Harris was sent packing, but he took a two-year pact from the reigning Super Bowl champion Patriots.

The Post could not confirm if there was any truth to the rumor Bill Belichick or his mysterious consigliere, Ernie Adams, were behind the glitch in an effort to prevent the Jets from watching film of the Patriots' bad defense in advance of Sunday's AFC East first-place showdown against the defending Super Bowl champions at MetLife Stadium.

The prognosticators appeared to get both the Patriots and Jets wrong. Or maybe they could do it if Belichick suddenly made a decision to resign. The Jets rank 15th in passing defense, but have faced only one great quarterback this season.

Of course, the Jets, to a man, insist they're not being seduced by the statistics. Their defense, supposedly the strength of the team, is too inconsistent on a week-to-week basis. "Some of them you can question, but either way, we have to get them down". And let's not forget about the schedule: The Jets still have nondivision games against the Falcons, Chiefs, Broncos and Panthers.