Jets v. Patriots...Let the Hype Begin!

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    Jets v. Patriots...Let the Hype Begin!

         If ever there was a regular season game with SB implications in the AFC, this is it. Win it, and the Patriots will likely win their division. Furthermore, they'll take a huge step towards securing a playoff bye, and home field advantage throughout the play-offs.

         Lose it, and the Pats are looking at no better than a wild card berth, and the 5th playoff seed. They'll have no bye, and will have to face the iron of the AFC on the road. In this scenario, the Pats will likely end up being nothing more than playoff fodder.

         Regular season games don't get any bigger than this: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/27/sports/football/27jets.html?_r=1&ref=football

         Jets coach Rex Ryan has correctly referred to this game as the NFL's marquee match-up of the season:
    http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2010/11/jets_coach_rex_ryan_calls_patr.html
           
     
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    Truly, this is the biggest game they will probably play in the regular season. But though a win would put them in the driver's seat, not all hope will be lost should they lose. Of course, NE would likely need to win out and go 13-3. Then the Jests would have to go 2-2. That's not too far fetched as they still have Chicago and Pittsburgh on the schedule. And both those teams are in tight division races so there should be no "gifts" for fat Rex this December! I do agree that they might be in trouble if they cannot secure homefield advantage. It would be a shame to be 12-4 and have to go to an 8-8 SD road game! They seemed to hit on the scheduling of this one for a Monday night (unlike tomorrow's 3-7 fest). And maybe Rex is playing up this game because he's afraid he might lose it. We're on the threshhold of December now, when the big boys come to play. We'll just have to comfort ourselves that NE usually steps up this time of year, while the Jests have been breaking their fans' hearts since 1970!
     
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    In Response to Re: Jets v. Patriots...Let the Hype Begin!:
    [QUOTE]Truly, this is the biggest game they will probably play in the regular season. But though a win would put them in the driver's seat, not all hope will be lost should they lose. Of course, NE would likely need to win out and go 13-3. Then the Jests would have to go 2-2. That's not too far fetched as they still have Chicago and Pittsburgh on the schedule. And both those teams are in tight division races so there should be no "gifts" for fat Rex this December! I do agree that they might be in trouble if they cannot secure homefield advantage. It would be a shame to be 12-4 and have to go to an 8-8 SD road game! They seemed to hit on the scheduling of this one for a Monday night (unlike tomorrow's 3-7 fest). And maybe Rex is playing up this game because he's afraid he might lose it. We're on the threshhold of December now, when the big boys come to play. We'll just have to comfort ourselves that NE usually steps up this time of year, while the Jests have been breaking their fans' hearts since 1970!
    Posted by bubthegrub2[/QUOTE]

         I don't want to disillusion you, Bub...but if the Pats don't win this game, their done...with regards to having a legitimate shot at the SB. Losing this game is not an option for the Patriots.
     
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         With all their flaws, how are the Patriots 9-2?: http://www.projo.com/patriots/content/Patriots_Brady_NFL_11-28-10_HGL66DH_v2.2d65e53.html
     
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    If the Pats win this game and they continue their defensive "maturity" then they are SB contenders. If either slips, then its a long hard uphill trip.

    In part one, I expect a win against the Jets. Part 2, we will see.
     
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    [QUOTE]If the Pats win this game and they continue their defensive "maturity" then they are SB contenders. If either slips, then its a long hard uphill trip. In part one, I expect a win against the Jets. Part 2, we will see.
    Posted by BostonFanInFlorida[/QUOTE]

         If the Pats can beat the Jets, they are legitimate SB contenders.
     
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    I was saying that before the annual Colts v Pats match-up and after the Pats v Steelers match-up.

    The stakes are clear cut:

    1.) Those games were intra-conference battles for home-field in one game

    2.) The Pats v Jets is an intra-divisional battle for home-field throughout.

    Given the tremendous advantage in the NFL that home-field means, then this game is monumental. 

    The loser has more than an uphill battle .... they have to win out and hope their opponent drops two games. NE holds (and likely will hold) all the tiebreakers down the road. If the Jets win they will hold the head to head tiebreaker -- the trump card. NE is trying to neutralize that and bring it back into their court, where strength of victory and schedule are their advantages.

    The other funny aspect of this game is that it could consign the loser to being a 13-3 wild card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    In Response to Re: Jets v. Patriots...Let the Hype Begin!:
    [QUOTE]Truly, this is the biggest game they will probably play in the regular season. But though a win would put them in the driver's seat, not all hope will be lost should they lose. Of course, NE would likely need to win out and go 13-3. Then the Jests would have to go 2-2. That's not too far fetched as they still have Chicago and Pittsburgh on the schedule. And both those teams are in tight division races so there should be no "gifts" for fat Rex this December! I do agree that they might be in trouble if they cannot secure homefield advantage. It would be a shame to be 12-4 and have to go to an 8-8 SD road game! They seemed to hit on the scheduling of this one for a Monday night (unlike tomorrow's 3-7 fest). And maybe Rex is playing up this game because he's afraid he might lose it. We're on the threshhold of December now, when the big boys come to play. We'll just have to comfort ourselves that NE usually steps up this time of year, while the Jests have been breaking their fans' hearts since 1970!
    Posted by bubthegrub2[/QUOTE]

    This is absolutely true, Bub. The Jets could even go 1-3 in the last 4 games, as Miami and Buffalo always present problems for them in one matchup per year.
     
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    What we shall see is how the media will paint the wins the Jets have eeked out against the Lions, Browns, Texans and Bengals as more impressive than the wins the Pats had against the Steelers, Colts and the blow-out at the Lions with constant references to "injury plagued" teams the Pats have played.  Sanchez may be made to look like a better QB than Brady even though Brady's QB ratings have consistently been higher than Sanchez's these last few weeks.  Overall, there also seems to be more "love" for the personnel of the Jets, I guess they have more "name" players on their roster, and the Pats have too many rookies.  While the Pats play has improved week to week, we can't say the same for the Jets.  True, they have the current win streak of 4 games and how they got those 4 wins seems to be immaterial as they are W's none the less.  One would think the Jets would have looked more impressive in defeating these sub .500 teams as we have seen the Pats in the defeats of the Steelers, Colts and Lions.  Marching into Foxboro against a truly hot Pats team seems to have many believe the Jets will simply flip a switch and suddenly look impressive.  This season has shaped up exactly like the last in which the Jets won Game #1 and come into Foxboro all pumped up only to lose big time.
     
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    In Response to Re: Jets v. Patriots...Let the Hype Begin!:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Jets v. Patriots...Let the Hype Begin! :      I don't want to disillusion you, Bub...but if the Pats don't win this game, their done...with regards to having a legitimate shot at the SB. Losing this game is not an option for the Patriots.
    Posted by TexasPat3[/QUOTE]

    Must agree.  If the team can't get "UP" for this game they will not go far in the playoffs.  Period.  This is at home against a cocky team headed by a fat slob.  Oh yeah and they are from NY city.  to heck with em.  Period.  If you can't win now how you gonna do it in January on the road?
     
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