How often do you get a must-win in the second game of the season?
The Jets can't afford to start the season 0-2 and lose to a division rival at home.
Why They Could Win: Pressure. Pressure. Pressure. And if I could say it in Spanish and Russian and every other language, I would say it. The Pats have questions along the offensive line. The Jets have to hit Brady early and often. Or else.
Why They Could Lose: This is simple as can be. If the Jets don't get to Brady, he will go to Wes Welker. And if Revis covers Welker, they will go to Moss or one of their young tight ends. Or Kevin Faulk out of the backfield. If Tom Brady gets time, he is the best in the game. Yes, better than Manning. He has three rings to prove it.
Key To Game: Bart Scott, the only guy on the Jets that talks more trash than Rex Ryan. He cracked on his own teammates during Hard Knocks. Now he has to put up or watch his team lose. No sacks on Brady, no win.
Prediction: The Jets, playing with a better defense and more desperation, eke out a last second win, 24-21.