The Jets put their unbeaten road record to the test on Monday Night Football when they travel to Gillette Stadium to take on New England.
Jets defense must make early stops Mark Sanchez has taken several steps forward in 2010 but the Jets’ quarterback remains a work in progress. While he has led the Jets to several comebacks already this season, he has delivered his best displays when in a position to put New York’s finest in charge of games early on. He should get a chance early against New England’s much maligned secondary. This corps of cornerbacks and safeties must owe Tom Brady a lifetime’s supply of steak dinners. In all of Brady’s years at the helm of the Patriots, there has never been a season where he has had to rescue his secondary as often as this year.
In order for the Sanchize to succeed, the Jets’ fearsome defense must contain the new spokesman for UGGs. The Patriots have won several games in 2010 by scoring enough early to thwart any potential late assault on their passing defense. The two times that New England did lose, it was because their opponents got after them early and were able to put Brady in an unenviable position. This will be crucial on Monday night but if there is any team that can do it then it’s the Jets. Bet on the New York Jets as +3.5 underdogs with Sports Interaction.
Bills can win in Minnesota There comes a time of year in the NFL where teams that started badly pick up a couple of wins here and there. Such a fate is usually reserved for those who were expected to struggle but did just enough not to disgrace themselves. Their victims are often teams that were tipped for the post-season but had their egos crushed under the weight of failure.
That essentially is why Buffalo can beat this Vikings team on the road this Sunday. Leslie Frazier may have the motivation of trying to win the Minnesota head coaching job on a permanent basis but his players don’t look half as motivated. Frazier won his first outing as the Vikings’ interim coach last week against Washington but I don’t expect him to maintain his perfect record for long. Ryan Fitzpatrick is becoming something of a cult hero in Buffalo, with fans even recording a song in his honor, and I like his chances of engineering an upset on the road. Bet on the Buffalo Bills as +5.5 underdogs with Sports Interaction.