Pats have opened as 9.5 point favorites at-home against the Jets next Sunday. This has to be one of the most surprising point spreads I have seen; this is basically the same spread as the playoff game last year. I would have thought this spread would be around 4-6 before Mayo went down, and likely 2.5-3.5 after. The Jets have beaten us 3 out of the last 5, including at Foxboro last year, and they are certainly the more desperate team here. I think the Pats will eke one out, but a spread of 9.5 is Vegas saying they don't expect the game to be competitive. I guess we can never use the "disrespect card" to our advantage for as long as Brady is still here.