Patriots vs. Jets: What’s the Game Plan for New England?

December 26, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After a two-game losing streak put home-field advantage in jeopardy, the New England Patriots have since bounced back nicely with two breezy wins over AFC South competition. And having received the help they needed from the rest of the league, the Pats are now firmly in the driver's seat for the top seed, needing just one more win in their final two games.
However, a short-handed squad has needed to grind out wins over competent opponents, and the New York Jets certainly fall into that category. The 9-5 Jets are on the wrong side of the wild-card tiebreakers and thus will almost certainly need a win Sunday to keep their postseason hopes alive. Gang Green probably does not need extra motivation for Patriots week, but Todd Bowles' crew will have that impetus this particular week.
In the Patriots' 30-23 win over New York back in October, the Jets dictated most of the game on their terms, only to see Tom Brady steal the game with a brilliant fourth quarter. The Week 7 meeting ess...

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