Jets vs. Patriots: How Words Affect Betting in This “Foot” Ball Matchup

January 16, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

New York Jets at New England Patriots
Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 4:30 PM EST
Line: Patriots -9
How do we even begin to indulge in the analysis of this matchup without first discussing the off-the-field matters surrounding this game? The Jets and Patriots are polar opposites, yet both have been successful in their own way. The Patriots are reclusive, while the Jets make it a point to be outlandish with their predictions and feeling of self-righteousness.
Antonio Cromartie had some harsh remarks for Brady earlier in the week, which sparked a Wes Welker press conference laden with foot puns, which in turn led Bart Scott to make physical threats against Wes Welker, along with a hilarious Nick Mangold tweet in reference to Spygate. Got all that? If it seems confusing, it isn’t. The bottom line is these two teams hate each other, making this analysis entertaining, if nothing else.
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