Patriots vs. Jets Point Spread: NFL Week 6 Odds, Prediction


It is but a habit of whitewashing, really, a justification to create ease and comfort in an event gone awry. He's now been sacked more this season than he was in all 12 games of 2016.

But while there's been lots of negativity surrounding New England and lots of positivity around the Jets, Tom Brady's squad still remain heavy favorites this coming Sunday, and for good reason.

After Sunday, when Harris might not play against his former team, his next trip to MetLife Stadium could be for an eventual Ring of Honor induction. The Jets this offseason made a run at Dont'a Hightower, to potentially replace Harris at middle linebacker, but Hightower wound up re-signing with New England.

For the Patriots, I'd say start everyone but the defense. The last time the Patriots went 3-2 or worse through their first 5 games?

At least, that's the retrospective angle to suggest in the wake of Week 5 of the National Football League season, a schedule during which the Chiefs remained flawless with a 42-34 win over the Texans Sunday night.

The big yardage gains that haunted the Jets the first two weeks of the season reared its ugly head once again, none worse then Duke Johnson slipping through miss tackles and juking by defenders on his way to a 41-yard touchdown. His last kick at MetLife Stadium was a 41-yard OT victor against the Jaguars in Week 4, his fifth game-winning field goal of his career. Losing to a Jets team led by Josh McCown would set them back further than Spygate ever did.

Maybe Watson is proving that the Patriots weren't the only ones to falter under his showmanship. Only Tampa Bay, with four, has less.

In retrospect, the Patriots have been just all right.

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For instance, not only are the Pats 3-2, but so are the Jets.

The New York Jets (3-2) are riding in three-game winning streak.

Nevertheless, here come the Jets, a team supposed to be winless, yet winning in spite of itself. "He uses all of his options", said Belichick. The offense has been conservative, but good enough to garner three wins in a row. In the pair of losses, they are allowing 33 points per game. Leadership toughness, accuracy, decision making, He does very good job of handling the team, takes advantage of defensive mistakes, he's played very well. It'll be tough this week. He's one of a lot of guys that they've got that can do that.

After the Jets, it's a Super Bowl rematch with the retrospective-grasping Atlanta Falcons, followed by the one-win Los Angeles Chargers, the annual nightmarish trip to Denver, Colorado, and the Oakland Raiders to be played south of the border (Does Bob Kraft give buddy Donald Trump a ride to that one aboard the AirKraft, or no?). "Based on every game, game-plan situations, so forth, we'll try to do what we feel like is best for the team like we always do".

Yeah. There's no problem here.

The sixth game is against a Pittsburgh Steelers team that was demoralized by the Jacksonville Jaguars over the weekend.

In retrospect, the Patriots have been just fine.