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In what might just be the best game of the year (besides the Super Bowl), the 9-2 New England Patriots play host to the 9-2 New York Jets.
Let’s look at the teams by position. First, quarterback: Tom Brady vs. Marc Sanchez. This year, Tom Brady has 2,700 yards with 23 TDs and only four INTs. He leads the NFL with a +19 TD/INT ratio and is looking like the leading candidate for MVP.
On the other end, Mark Sanchez is having a good year himself with almost 2,500 yards and has already thrown 16 TDs. That’s four more than last year (his rookie season). Brady, obviously, still has the edge over Sanchez.
That being said, a quarterback alone cannot win the game. Peyton Manning is proof of this. My focus is on the defense in this game. Look for the Jets defensive backfield to matchup well against the Patriots wide receivers.
Darrelle Revis has the speed to keep up with Wes Welker and Antonio Cromartie will have no problem covering Deion Branch man-to-man. On the other side, the Patriots have the worst secondary in the league. Look for LaDainian Tomlinson to have a big day setting up the passing attack, led by wide receiver Santonio Holmes.
Who’s it gonna be?
J-E-T-S...JETS! JETS! JETS!
This game will be close, but Sanchez will pull off another miracle win in the last two minutes of the game.