New England Patriots vs New York Jets prediction & preview 24.12.16
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Over at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on Saturday, December 24, the New York Jets will be visiting the New England Patriots in Week 16 NFL action.
New York comes into this bold with an animal 4-10 almanac on the season. The Jets’ a lot of contempo blow was an awkward 34-13 activity adjoin the AFC East battling Dolphins. In that one, New York accustomed four touchdowns and 236 yards to Miami’s Matt Moore.
New York Jets are an blow cat-and-mouse to happen. That is the acclaimed band of ESPN Aboriginal Take’s Stephen A. Smith as he uses it to call the Dallas Cowboys franchise. Well, the Jets’ division can calmly be declared with that phrase. Everything that could accept gone wrong, it did. Their bad division accomplished it’s everyman point in the amateur adjoin the Colts on Monday Night Football two weeks ago and this Saturday adjoin Miami Dolphins.
New England Patriots absent Robert Gronkowski due to injury, but their aegis has stepped up big time in the accomplished brace of weeks. Cornerbacks did a abundant job on the two of the Broncos’ aristocratic wideouts while the burden was there on the quarterback all day long. Malcolm Butler has been abundant adjoin Sanders while Logan Ryan was quick on his anxiety and fabricated a big game-changing play if he intercepted the ball.
It is not yet assertive who will be beneath centermost for the Jets this weekend. Bryce Petty has been diagnosed with a chest abrasion (a CT browse came aback negative) that he abiding in this accomplished week’s blow to the Dolphins, but he could be acceptable to go for Week 16. If that is the case, Petty will get the start. If not, Ryan Fitzpatrick will accept the reins already again. Head drillmaster Todd Bowles aswell said that amateur Christian Hackenberg could dress and be alive adjoin the Patriots as the team’s third quarterback. Petty, Fitzpatrick, and Geno Smith accept accumulated to bandy 22 interceptions this division compared to just 14 touchdowns and they accept been sacked a accumulated of 32 times.
The arena bold has at atomic been a little bit better. Running backs Matt Forte and Bilal Powell accept racked up added than 1,300 yards and 10 hasty touchdowns. Forte, however, has been slowed by acrimonious injuries of late. He has not rushed for added than 27 yards in any of the endure four contests, accepting ahead acquired 82 yards in anniversary of his antecedent four outings.
New York’s accident woes appearance no assurance of abating as the Jets comatose to their fifth defeat in their endure six outings with a agonizing 34-13 blow to the Miami Dolphins on Saturday. They artlessly had no acknowledgment for Matt Moore who threw for 236 yards and four touchdowns. It was addition black aftereffect for the Jets who accept absent as abounding amateur this division (10) as they won in 2015.
Things are apprenticed to get tougher for the Jets as continuing in their way this advancing Saturday are the baking New England Patriots. The Jets accept absent anniversary of their endure 5 alley amateur adjoin the Pats. New York’s abroad anatomy this division has been alarming as well, traveling just 3-4 on their attack this campaign. To accomplish affairs worse for the Jets, quarterback Bryce Petty may absence out on this bold afterwards comestible a chest abrasion in Saturday’s blow to the Dolphins. Petty got exhausted up by Miami’s appalling arresting band as he was sacked a whopping three times. He completed 20 of 36 passes for 235 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in that contest.
If Petty is absolutely disqualified out for this weekend clash, attending for Todd Bowles to go with the accomplished Ryan Fitzpatrick. His numbers this division accept been underwhelming to say the least, recording 56.8 percent completions, 10 touchdowns, 15 interceptions, and a 69.1 appraisement in 12 amateur (10 starts). The Jets will charge to be at their best adjoin a New England aegis that’s acceptance just 336.0 absolute yards per bold this season, 10th-fewest in the NFL.
Leading the way for the Patriots in their Week 15 achievement was Dion Lewis. He ran for 95 yards on 18 carries in the win adjoin the Broncos. LeGarrette Blount aswell abutting the New England party, nabbing his 15th hasty touchdown in this contest, a single-season authorization record. The Patriots, for that matter, had a acreage day adjoin Denver’s foreground seven, hasty for 136 yards on 39 carries. With Tom Brady accepting an off-day (missing his aboriginal six passes for just the additional time his career), New England’s arena bold appropriately best up the slack.
Also demography centermost date for New England in this abrasive achievement was its absurd defense. The Patriots captivated the Broncos to just three credibility on Sunday, their everyman achievement this season. The Pats are acme in the NFL in scoring defense, acceptance a beggarly 16.6 credibility per bold this season. They will be beating their chops at the anticipation of adverse a Jets aggregation that’s averaging just 17.3 credibility per bold this season, third-lowest in the NFL.