New York Jets' Playmakers Who Must Shine Against the New England Patriots

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New York Jets' Playmakers Who Must Shine Against the New England Patriots
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The highly scrutinized New York Jets stunned the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the final seconds of their Week 1 matchup to steal an unpredictable win.

The Jets quickly turn their attention to a Thursday night showdown with the arch-rival Patriots, who also squeaked out a win on the first Sunday of the new NFL season.

Rookie quarterback Geno Smith was good enough to lead the Jets to victory, showcasing a high degree of poise on the Jets' final possession, which ended in a game-winning field goal.

Smith rebounded nicely after struggling toward the end of the first half, committing two game-altering turnovers that allowed the Buccaneers to temporarily build a nine-point cushion on the scoreboard.

The rookie signal-caller will need significant help from certain playmakers on both sides of the football if the Jets are going to upend the Patriots in their home opener.

The following slideshow highlights five playmakers who must shine in Foxborough if the Jets are going to shock football pundits for consecutive weeks:

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