B/R Consensus Pick: Patriots (11-1)
Schottey: Patriots, 24-13
A big part of the Jets' loss to the Steelers was the pressure dialed up by Dick LeBeau. Look for the Pats to follow that blueprint and confuse Geno Smith as their offense does enough to win yet again.
Bowen: Patriots, 27-13
Geno Smith struggled to figure out Dick LeBeau's defense in the Week 6 loss. I expect more of the same this week against Bill Belichick's unit.
Schalter: Patriots, 17-16
I'd love, love, love to take the Jets here, but after what New England did to New Orleans, I won't bet against the Pats anytime soon.
Freeman: Patriots, 21-12
New York's defense is at times scary good, and there is real concern about the Patriots coming off such an emotional win. But as he often is, Brady is the difference.
Miller: Patriots, 24-13
Last week, I foolishly picked against Tom Brady for the first time in my career. Tom, I'm sorry. It'll never happen again.
Frenz: Patriots, 24-14
Brady made me regret picking against the Patriots last week, and I won't make the same mistake again this time around. Geno Smith has turned the ball over 14 times in his first six games, which makes it all but a certainty that the Patriots will keep alive their 33-game streak with at least one turnover forced.
Hangst: Jets, 28-27
The Patriots pulled out a thrilling last-second victory at home over the Saints in Week 6, snapping New Orleans' undefeated streak and proving that New England can certainly hang with some of the best teams in the NFL.
This week, it's different—they travel to New Jersey to face the Jets, their most bitter of divisional rivals. The Jets aren't the AFC-championship-caliber squad of the recent past, but they aren't the dumpster fire they seemed destined to become, either. With emotions high, the Jets pull off the upset of the week.
Hansen: Patriots, 20-14
The Jets always find a way to make it difficult for the Patriots, but Geno Smith is going to have some trouble against New England's defense. I don't expect a lot of scoring, but the Patriots are finally starting to find a groove offensively and should score enough to get a close win on the road.
Bardeen: Patriots, 27-21
The Patriots are beginning to click on offense. And even though Rex Ryan should put in a few wrinkles to slow Tom Brady down, Bill Belichick will do an even better job of game-planning for rookie Geno Smith. I like the Jets defense, especially the front four, but I can't pick against the Pats right now.
Gagnon: Patriots, 34-14
The Patriots could be gaining momentum, and I just don't think the Jets are close to as good as their record. New England might crush them on the road for the second straight year.
Langland: Patriots, 31-14
The Jets go as rookie quarterback Geno Smith goes, which means 2013 will continue to be a bumpy ride. Even on the road, Tom Brady and the Patriots are the more complete team right now.
Kruse: Patriots, 27-13
Rex Ryan has given Tom Brady fits at times over the years. But there's a growing sense that the New England offense is gaining confidence, and you know Geno Smith will give New England one or two extra possessions.