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    Week 2 Prediction Roundup by Eric Wilbur of the Boston Globe

    Wilbur's own pick is the Pats winning 27-23. In his roundup of national columnists and sites it's about 2:1 in favor of the Pats.
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    The Globe's Chris Gasper, Jim McBride and Scott Thurston are all taking the Pats minus 3 1/2, while Monique Walker is going with the Jets and the points.

    Boston Globe 9/18/09 picks
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    Analysis: Patriots have edge on Jets in most areas

    Analysis: Patriots have edge on Jets in most areas by Shalise Manza Young of the Providence Journal

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    espn: seven pick the Pats, seven pick the Jets

    Predictions from the World Wide Leader:

    It's a clean sweep for the Jets from the pre-game show guys, as Mike Ditka, Keyshawn Johnson, Cris Carter and Tom Jackson all pick the Jets to win on Sunday Countdown Online.

    On the other hand 7 out of their 10 "NFL Experts" went with the Pats. Eric Allen, Mike Golic, Ron Jaworski, Mark Schlereth (!), Sean Wickersham, Accuscore (computer simulator), and Pigskin Pick'em (fan picks) think the Pats will win; Merril Hoge, Chris Mortensen, and Adam Schefter are going with the Jets.

    Add that all up and there are seven picks for the Pats and seven for the Jets.
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    CBS Sports split 3-3 against a 5.5 point spread

    CBS Sports has its experts pick against the spread, which is listed as 5 1/2 points based on the opening line earlier this week. Tom Harmon, Pete Prisco the Harmon Forecast and Spin went with the Pats to cover while Clark Judge, Peter Madden and Dave Richard took the Jets and the points. 82% of the fans responding on their site picked the Pats to win, a number a bit higher than I would have expected.

    Prisco says "Rex Ryan isn't backing down from his boastful ways, and he shouldn't. But now it's time to back it up. If he wants to be a contender, he has to beat the Patriots. New England looked vulnerable on defense against Buffalo, but Bill Belichick is a master at facing young quarterbacks. Rookie Mark Sanchez comes back to reality some", and predicts a final score of the Pats 31, the Jets 24.

    Harmon predicts a 21-14 Pats victory and says "Jets RB Thomas Jones started slowly last week, but finished with 107 rushing yards and two second-half touchdowns. Patriots QB Tom Brady looked rusty at times, but pulled it together in the fourth quarter when the team needed him the most. The Patriots could use more screen plays and draws to slow down the Jets' pass rush and set up plays down the field."
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    I know you're all waiting with bated breath for the latest from this mecca of NFL excellence, so without further adieu, here ya go...

    Joe Reedy's NFL picks | Cincinnati.com | The Cincinnati Enquirer

    NEW ENGLAND (-3½) @ N.Y. JETS: The Patriots are aiming for their ninth straight win over the Jets in New York Patriots, 31-17
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    FOX Sports split 3-3 straight up Pats vs Jets

    The Fox Sports experts are also split 3 for the Pats, 3 for the Jets, but they are choosing outright winners and not looking at the spread like CBS did. Alex Marvez, Peter Schrager, and Adrian Hasenmayer pick the Pats to win, while Jay Glazer, John Czarnecki, and Adam Schein chose the Jets. Interesting to note that in the Indy-Miami game only two out of six picked the Colts to win.

    A column by the Sports Xchange on Fox predicts a 24-17 Pats victory, notes that five of the past seven meetings have been decided by a touchdown or less, and lists these keys to the game: "Jets rookie QB Mark Sanchez displayed a lot of poise in his first career start, but this will be his first experience with the Patriots' 3-4 scheme that disguises coverages and where pressure is coming from. New England has experienced a lot of personnel turnover on defense, allowed 4.7 yards per carry to Buffalo and is now without injured ILB Jerod Mayo, so RBs Thomas Jones and Leon Washington have the opportunity to lead the charge offensively. Patriots QB Tom Brady threw 53 passes against the Bills, and it could be more of the same with Jets NT Kris Jenkins' ability to dominate the interior of the trenches. With Jets CB Darrelle Revis capable of shutting down his half of the field, look for WR Wes Welker to be very active in the slot."

    WhatIfSports predicts a 57% chance of a Jets win and projects a 21-17 victory for the Jets.
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    NBC/PFT pick the Pats to win 27-21

    NBC Sports via its online partner, Pro Football Talk, are predicting a 27-21 victory for the Pats.

    When things set up the best for the Jets and their fans, that's when something bad usually happens. Especially against New England.

    The indicators all say the Jets are primed for an upset, but Rex Ryan was right: The Patriots do have the best quarterback and coach in this one. New England wins their ninth straight in the Meadowlands.

    Pick: Patriots 27, Jets 21
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    Sporting News considers Pats to be a best bet

    Over at the Sporting News, their column by The Shark lists New England (-3) over the Jets to not only win, but as its "Best Bet."

    New England -3 over New York Jets: Most books have the line set at 3.5, but we're spending the extra vig to buy the half-point and making this a field goal-proposition. We were on the winning side of an anti-Pats bet last Monday (the Bills coasted to covering the 11.5-point line), but we're on them this week. Sure, they struggled in Buffalo, but it looked to us like they found their rhythm late in Monday night's early game.

    Many are already drinking the Mark Sanchez Kool-Aid – not us. Something tells us he'll feel more pressure playing at home in New York this week than he did in Houston last week. Coach Rex Ryan and his Jets teammates probably aren't helping matters with their trash talk.

    The Pats have given points to the Jets in New York the past seven years – and they've covered every time. The 3.5 looks awfully soft to us, and by buying the half-point, we're making this our best bet. Wager: 60 cannoli to win 50


    Vinnie Iyer believes the Patriots will scheme for Sanchez and is picking the Pats to win.


    This week, the Pats can take more chances with their secondary, until the Jets prove they can stretch the field with Jerricho Cotchery or Chansi Stuckey. That will allow them to squeeze the line of scrimmage to slow Jones and come after Sanchez.

    Offensively, the Patriots used the Bills to shake off rust. Even though it won't be easy to move the ball on Ryan's defense, Tom Brady once again will make the right throws at the right time. Patriots 20, Jets 16


    Overall five out of seven Sporting News experts pick the Pats to beat the Jets. Besides Breer and Iyer, Steve Greenberg (34-16), Clifton Brown (26-20), and RealScouts (17-12) went with the Pats; only Dennis Dillon (19-14) and Russ Lande (24-17) selected the Jets.
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    From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Gerry Dulac's NFL Forecast: Week 2

    New England Patriots (1-0) at New York Jets (1-0), 1 p.m., Sunday -- It was easy for Mark Sanchez to open on the road with a victory against the Texans. But it might not be so easy trying to figure out one of Bill Belichick's surprise defenses.
    Prediction: Patriots, 24-23

    Dulac was 12-4 last week

    Gerry Dulac's NFL Forecast: Week 2
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    Re: CBS Sports split 3-3 against a 5.5 point spread

    LOL that's because you spend too much time here in our nitpicking morass of internet fan negativity...:D
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    Re: CBS Sports split 3-3 against a 5.5 point spread

    Ha ha! You could be correct! Actually I was simply thinking that there's a large enough contingent of fans from other teams that want the Pats to lose so badly that they would sway more votes towards the Jets.


    Here's another prediction, this one from Yahoo Sports. In this five minute video both Tiki Barber and Michael Silver pick the Jets to win. Tiki mentions that he doesn't like the chances of a rookie quarterback to do well, but says the Jets' running backs could do a good enough job that they will take the pressure off of Sanchez to carry the team.
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    USA Today: 6 out of 8 pick the Pats

    USA Today's weekly picks have six out of eight selecting the Pats to win.

    Nate Davis and Pete O'Brien went with the Jets while Jarrett Bell, Jim Corbett, Sean Leahy, Gary Mihoces, Tom Pedulla and Skip Wood predicted a Pats victory.
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    Thoughts from New York Newspapers

    New York Daily News writers pick against a spread of 3 1/2 points. Gary Myers, Rich Cimini, Ohm Youngmisuk and Mighty Quinn took the Jets and the points, while Bill Gallo, Jim Rich and Ralph Vacchiano went with the Pats. Gallo must be their equivalent to Felger or Massarotti; he made the Pats his 'best bet'.


    Greg Bishop (remember him from spygate?) of the New York Times did not make a prediction but wrote The Jets’ pass-rush statistics last weekend against Houston were misleading. They managed two sacks, but more important, they hit the opposing quarterback, Matt Schaub, nine times, including four hits by linebacker Bart Scott.

    To beat Brady and New England, pressure will be paramount. Coach Rex Ryan likes to send different Jets to different gaps at different times, be they safeties, cornerbacks or linebackers. Against the Texans, Ryan even blitzed Kris Jenkins, a 360-pound nose tackle, from the middle linebacker position.

    The Patriots run so many different formations and personnel groups that the Jets’ defensive coordinator, Mike Pettine, said their opponents had to keep extra defensive personnel on their 45-man active rosters.


    Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post also made no prediction, but he sure seems to like the Jets' chances.


    What do you think about the Jets' chances of beating the Patriots now, after watching New England have its season-opening win handed to it thanks to some Bills' ineptitude Monday night?

    You can bet the Jets had a close eye on that game Monday night and you can also bet they view the Patriots as a lot more beatable than they might have before the game.

    New England looked flat and ordinary in a lot of big moments in that game Monday night. The Patriots' offensive line looked vulnerable as did their defense, which is without so many key starters from the recent past. Now, with injury issues in New England, the Jets have to be smelling blood for their home opener on Sunday.

    You can bet the Jets defense took notice to the fact that the Patriots' offensive line had a difficult time keeping Tom Brady from getting hit and knocked down against the Bills.
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