Santonio Holmes may have taken the last of the Jets offense with him
Another reason Pats fans should not fret is that they play in the AFC East. The other teams are so riddled with problems that New England will win the division almost by default.
The 1-3 Miami Dolphins have some potential, but they are no real threat.
Reggie Bush is an explosive running back, and rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill has shown some potential as a starter. But let's face it, this team is far from contending.
Tannehill currently has six interceptions compared to two touchdowns. He is completing just 56 percent of his passes. And if he's not throwing to WR Brian Hartline, he isn't throwing to anyone, as Miami lacks anything resembling a receiving corps.
Also, for as good as Reggie Bush has played, lack of a passing game has resulted in just about 22 points per game. Not exactly a powerhouse.
As for 2-2 Buffalo, they are all offense. Unfortunately, the defense has about as much bite as a chihuahua.
The Bills actually looked scary when they had a 21-7 lead against the Pats in Week 4, but then they realized that they couldn't fake a defense for an entire game. The defense that allowed 48 points to the New York Jets allowed 52 points to the Patriots.
At least these teams have something to build on. The Jets must be preparing for Halloween because their play is just ugly.
Their opening week against Buffalo was great. After having an inept offense all preseason, it exploded for 48 points against the Bills.
Then, New York played actual defenses like Pittsburgh and San Francisco. That went well, as the offense scored a combined 10 points.
At least the defense did well, right?
Pittsburgh scored 27 points, while the 49ers scored 34, with one touchdown coming on a fumble return for a touchdown. CB Darrelle Revis is out, and it has become open season on the Jets.
They cannot stop the run or pass. They cannot run or pass on offense. I guess everyone knows what time it is. Tebow time!
So the Jets' only hope is a guy the Pats obliterated in the playoffs last season?
See, New England fans? Absolutely nothing to worry about.