First place in the AFC East will be on the line on Sunday Night Football, when the New England Patriots go for the season sweep against the New York Jets.
Year To Date Record: 29-29 ATS
Upset Record: 10-16, -$520
Week 10 NFL Matchup: New England Patriots @ New York Jets
Date: Sunday, November 13th, 8:25 ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
NFL Week 10 Lines: New York -2
Week 10 NFL TV Schedule: NBC
Patriots Notes: The Pats are in a heck of a lot of trouble if they lose this game. It is going to be difficult to make the playoffs from 5-4, especially with a few more games that really could prove to be problematic. The only good news is that the rest of the AFC North should beat each other up, but who knows what will happen with the Bills and Jets for the rest of the year as well! That being said, there’s no doubt that QB Tom Brady has to think that he has the better team. He has thrown for 2,703 yards and 20 TDs this season, but he has had some troubles over the course of the past few weeks in the face of some big time defenses. The pass defense for this team still ranks dead last in football at over 310 yards per game, though the unit did play well against New York the first meeting between these two divisional rivals.
Jets Notes: New York knows that it put itself in great position with last week’s win over the Bills. Not only did it make sure that it stays undefeated in divisional play, but it also kept all sorts of pressure on both of the teams right there with it in the AFC East. This schedule really opens up after this week, so winning this game and taking care of the Bills and Dolphins for the rest of the season could give the Jets the inside track towards the divisional title. The offense really didn’t play well against New England’s suspect defense when these two teams met in Foxboro, but the unit still has some promise. WR Plaxico Burress is really getting used to his new situation as a big time target, especially near the end zone, and QB Mark Sanchez has thrown for 1,775 yards and 13 scores on the campaign, while the rushing game has had its ups and downs this year with RB Shonn Greene and RB LaDainian Tomlinson.
The Final Word: There’s a reason that the spread in this game has totally flipped this week from New England as the favorite to New York as the favorite. The Jets probably have the better of these two teams, and with the way that the Pats are playing right now has to be considered concerning at best.
Week 10 NFL Pick: New York -2
NFL Football Prediction: New York 27 – New England 21