Patriots surge to 22.5-point favorites over Jets

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With Sam Darnold and Trevor Siemian out, the Jets are down and out. In the eyes of Las Vegas.

The spread for the Week Three game between New England and New York has moved all the way to 22.5 points, via David Purdum of ESPN.com.

Coupled with the Cowboys favored by 21.5 points over the Dolphins, it’s the first time since 1987 that two NFL games in the same NFL week have featured point spreads in excess of 20 points.

According to Purdum, only 35 teams have been favored by 21 or more points in the NFL since 1966. Two of them are happening this week.

Given the way the Dolphins, Jets, and Giants are going, there could be more. The Patriots still play both the Dolphins and Giants at home, the Eagles will still be facing the Dolphins, Jets, and Giants twice, and the Cowboys have upcoming games against the Jets and Giants. The Ravens (who beat the Dolphins by 49) will be playing the Jets, and the Browns (who just beat the Jets by 20) will be playing the Dolphins.

53 responses to “Patriots surge to 22.5-point favorites over Jets

  1. When you only play one winning team(from last year) in the first eight weeks of the season, it sure seems like favorable scheduling.

    But then again, they play in the AFC Least so there is only so much that can be done with scheduling.

  2. I will take the Jets getting the 22.5.

    The Jets defense is just good enough that I can see a 31-10 win for the Pats.

  3. pastabelly says bet under at 37plus. Line is 44 but the Patriots should have that by half time! Only kidding – Jets defense was their only bright spot. So Pats 38 Jets zip.

  4. easy survivor pool year. the nfl is turning into the nba and its not going to be good for the league. you cant have 10 teams already know they arent making playoffs.

  5. Serious question: Why don’t they just forfeit? Would the Patriots fans really care if they don’t have to watch this game? They would probably gladly let the Patriots keep their money in exchange for avoiding the possibility of a major injury to one of their stars.

  6. redlikethepig says:
    September 17, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    I thought Sam Darnold was leading them to the playoffs this year? Did someone exaggerate?
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    You understand that Darnold isn’t playing right now, right?

  7. Jets Defence was good against who?? Buffalo and Cleveland…. Let’s not anoint them the 85′ Bears quite yet…

  8. In the Tom Brady era…every division has produced at least two different teams that were the #1 seed entering the playoffs…except 1…the AFC least!!!

    In the Tom Brady era…every division has produced at least two different All Pro QBs…except 1…the AFC least!!!

    In the Tom Brady era…I could go on and on, but you get the point…you can’t find 3 teams in any other division who have had a worse 20 years of futility than the bills, dolphins, and jests…

  9. Take the Jets with the Points..

    Take the Cowboys giving 30 … Miami on track to be worst team in last 50 years in the NFL including the 0-14 1976 Expansion Bucs….

  10. I want to know the odds on attendance being down over 5% at NFL games this season? With the number of empty seats I’ve seen already and its only week 2 I’d bet on that in a second!

  11. tajuara says:
    September 17, 2019 at 2:38 pm
    This is just hilarious, so New England officially has 7 BYE weeks. The AFC East is a joke.
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    Yeah, if this league cared about parity at all they’d make the Pats play against themselves 16 times a year

  12. The Superbowl champion Patriots constantly get the softest schedule every year due to their inept division opponents. It’s not their fault, but damn…every figgin year that division sucks! Pencil them in for home field advantage again.

  13. red says:
    September 17, 2019 at 2:55 pm
    Patriots are only playing 3 good teams this year. Cowboys, Ravens, Chiefs.

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    Pump the old brakes on the Ravens. The D sucks and they barely beat crappy Arizona at home. You saw what NE did to Miami. Baltimore beating Miami in their situation is not impressive.

    And, like with all gimmick QBs who are limited and run a lot, they fade as the season goes.

    Wait until Baltimore plays someone good before claiming they’re in the same class with NE and KC. it’s beyond insulting.’

    NE will expose and demolish Baltimore and we’ll never forget Whinebaugh’s involvement in Framegate II either.

  14. —————
    jjackwagon says:
    September 17, 2019 at 2:41 pm
    When you only play one winning team(from last year) in the first eight weeks of the season, it sure seems like favorable scheduling.

    But then again, they play in the AFC Least so there is only so much that can be done with scheduling.
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    1. Jets might have been competitive but lost a decent QB.
    2. Bills are 2-0
    3. Season is 16 games. Pats still have KC, PHIL, HOUSTON, DALLAS, CLEVELAND, BALT., BUFF. These teams so far are 11-3. Pats don’t control scheduling. Would be easier to not have so many good teams at end of schedule. Note they also played Pittsburgh which looks to be done for season.
    4. Granted AFC East is less competitive, but only 2 of 8 divisions have fewer losses.

  15. If you remove losses to the patriots from the records of the other teams in the AFC East over the past 18 years, they’re all right around .500. Also, the Patriots record in the division over the same time span is about the same as outside of it. Definitely not a strong division this year, but the “AFC Least” argument is not only tired, but inaccurate as well. I don’t hear anyone dragging the Cowboys for having a soft division. In fact, just the opposite, after starting off 2-0 against two teams in their own division who are arguably just as bad as the Dolphins and Jets.

  16. “We did what we did. It is what it is. Knowing you have a good backup long snapper allows you to sleep good at night.” — the former HC of the NYJ

  17. I don’t get the hate toward the Patriots. Isn’t a bit misplaced? The Patriots are doing their best to field a team that can win year in and year out. Even the Bills have been seriously trying although with a few missteps. The Jets and Dolphins have been fielding subpar teams for years and rarely seem to be serious about being competitive.

  18. …………..
    my_old_name_was_offensive says:
    September 17, 2019 at 3:02 pm
    In the Tom Brady era…every division has produced at least two different teams that were the #1 seed entering the playoffs…except 1…the AFC least!!!

    In the Tom Brady era…every division has produced at least two different All Pro QBs…except 1…the AFC least!!!

    In the Tom Brady era…I could go on and on, but you get the point…you can’t find 3 teams in any other division who have had a worse 20 years of futility than the bills, dolphins, and jests
    ……………
    You should have added that the “all these teams play the Pats twice a year and the Pats have had the best run is the last 20 years or so, and my comments are irrelevant.”

  19. The point spread sounds low considering Belicheatr doesn’t believe in playing a back qb not matter what the score is. I sincerely hope that cheap shot lineman Henry Anderson for the Jet’s takes out Beady’s knee while he is still playing in the 4th quarter!!!

  20. If it isn’t AB the haters are on it’s the schedule.. Or it’s the air.. or it’s the .. oh it doesn’t matter anymore…Just go with it. Y’all be much happier..

  21. tylawspick6 says:
    September 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm
    BB and Brady are going to unleash hell on them. BB hates Gregg Williams.
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    Probably not best buds with loser-boy Gace, either.
    Destruction and humiliation.

  22. So what if NE plays in a weak division. Miami cost them home field in the December game. You know what they did? Beat KC on their own field. Beat them in the regular season as well.

    You can’t whine about easy paths when you get beat at home.

  23. Lockport Lax says:
    September 17, 2019 at 3:26 pm
    The point spread sounds low considering Belicheatr doesn’t believe in playing a back qb not matter what the score is. I sincerely hope that cheap shot lineman Henry Anderson for the Jet’s takes out Beady’s knee while he is still playing in the 4th quarter!!!
    …………
    I also hate it that Belichick leaves Brady when the game essentially done. Besides risk of injury, would be nice for #2 to get some reps.

    Oh wait, you said “Belicheatr” Never seen that. Boy are you clever.

    To wish for an injury for a player is beyond classless. I hate seeing any injuries, even to best player on opposing team.

  24. Lockport Lax says:
    September 17, 2019 at 3:26 pm
    I sincerely hope that cheap shot lineman Henry Anderson for the Jet’s takes out Beady’s knee while he is still playing in the 4th quarter!!!
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    That says more about you than it does about him, none of it good

  25. since 2001
    Patriots VS AFC East winning percentage .780
    Patriots VS EVERY OTHER OPPONENT .753
    If the AFC East sucks so does the rest of the NFL

  26. “In the Tom Brady era…I could go on and on, but you get the point…you can’t find 3 teams in any other division who have had a worse 20 years of futility than the bills, dolphins, and jests…”

    The AFC South except the Colts was absolutely terrible for Manning’s entire time with the Colts, yet not one person brought that up as to why he or the Colts were so successful.

  27. One more time for the excuse making CRYBABIES…

    While the Patriots’ 86-24 record against the AFC East is staggering, their winning percentage (134-44, 0.753) against everyone else is the best in the NFL, while they have 25 more non-division victories than any other team.

    New England’s record against eventual division winners (24-14) makes them the only team in the NFL with a winning record in this category. Against teams who eventually made the playoffs in a given season, the Patriots (60-33, 0.645) are the best in the league, with the Steelers at a not-so-close second with a 0.480 winning percentage.

    Their success against teams who finished with a winning record (75-45, 0.625) is also an NFL-best mark, with the Steelers trailing by a considerable margin at a 0.440 winning percentage.

    It’s settled then. The Patriots don’t just take care of business against the AFC East, but no team is even close to their level of success against teams outside their division.

  28. kenberthiaume says:

    Patriots don’t do as well as you’d think against first year QBs. No tape to study. Falk is accurate, that gives them fits. 31-10.

    BB is 26-0 at home against QB’s under the age of 25, so there’s that.

  29. There used to be something in NFL called “Any given Sunday”. Now a days its only “A few given Sundays”. Rest are cupcakes

  30. 25.5 – 3?

    Nahh, I’m putting my money on the pats on this one.
    I’ll give you 22.5 points.
    Belichick wont let up.

  31. The Patriots might not be favored by less than double digits for every game this year including the Super Bowl.

  32. Adams was either 1st or second(sacks, pressures, fumble recoveries, passes defended, qb rating with balls thrown in his coverage, tackles behind line of scrimmage) in just about every category fir safeties last year. If anything, hes underrated because he wears green laundry. Pat Chung blew the 2011 dovisional v Jets in your building Ty by optioning a fake punt which Jets sniffed out. Sanchez beat Brady on road, in your building. I was there.

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