While there are a lot of Jet doubters out there, they are 1-0 and are heading into a pivotal matchup with their division rival New England Patriots. Realistically, the odds of the Jets coming out of Foxboro with a win are very low but there is one thing going their way. The Patriots are paper thin on the offensive side of the ball right now and with the Jets defense playing the way it is, who knows what can happen.
I don't think the Jets will win but I think the game will be a lot closer than people think. It should be a close game for 3 quarters before the Patriots pull away in the 4th. All eyes will be on Geno Smith and how he handles a short week of preparation against one of the best defensive minds in the game in Bill Bellichick.
I think some people are going a little over board with pumping up Geno because the Jets did win on a penalty. Having said that, Geno looked very composed for a rookie with limited preseason action.
He also can make positive plays with his feet which helps because the Jets offensive line is so bad. Since the Jets defense looks big time right now, I'm going to go against the spread.
Final Prediction: Patriots 24, Jets 17.
Jets defense keeps it close but the Patriots will prove too much for the Jets who are undermanned on offense with a young QB in Geno Smith. Tom Brady will carry the Pats to victory.