The Patriots are on the ascent with both the offense and defense clicking. CB Darrelle Revis (#24) has been a big part of that
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The New England Patriots (4-2) host their bitter division rivals the New York Jets (1-5) on Thursday Night Football to begin Week 7 of the 2014 season.
The Patriots are on the ascent and once again have sole control of the AFC East division after winning 4 of their last 5 games. QB Tom Brady has not exactly been the world beater he used to be, but with an average of 240 passing yards per game and a 10-2 TD-INT ratio, he is still the undisputed leader of the Patriots and easily the best QB in the AFC East. To top things off, CB Darrelle Revis – a former 3-time All-Pro selection with the New York Jets – faces off against the team that traded him to the Buccaneers last year.
The New York Jets are absolutely reeling, their current 5-game losing streak is the largest ever for head coach Rex Ryan and the overwhelming opinions by insiders and fans around the league is that he will be fired unless he can jumpstart the biggest turnaround of his career. The offense has been terrible and QB Geno Smith has thrown an interception in every single game this season – including two pick-6’s.
While there is a considerable lack of talent in New York due to thrifty spending by GM John Idzik, the fact remains that the team has been turnover prone, penalty-prone and prone to being blown out by nearly every opponent they’ve faced since beating the Raiders in Week 1. It will take an absolute miracle for the Jets to get the win.
Prediction: Patriots – Not just because the Patriots are the better overall team in just about every facet of the game, but also for the simple reason that Rex Ryan’s Jets have never beaten the Patriots on the road in the regular season – and have lost every single time they’ve played in prime time during the regular season.