The New York Jets have no playoff chances, but they can play spoiler for the rival New England Patriots in their Week 17 matchup.
The New England Patriots are nearing the end of an unprecedented run. With eight Super Bowl appearances and what looks like it could be the end of an era, the New York Jets have a chance to spoil things for the Patriots.
According to Jason La Canfora (via Rotoworld), the Patriots could have a “mass exodus” of coaches and executives in 2019 with an impending rebuild on the horizon. If that’s the case, this could be the final push for the Patriots to get to another Super Bowl.
The Patriots are still fighting for a first round bye, and they’ve never played in a Super Bowl without the bye. That means the Jets could play spoiler. If the Texans win and the Patriots lose, they will fall to the No. 3 seed.
Two weeks ago, New York had a chance to beat Houston, but Houston was able to comeback and win. History repeated itself against Green Bay.
The last two weeks New York showed they have an ability to score, and New England can give up points at times. Tom Brady will put up points too. For New York, it’s a matter of whether or not they can keep up offensively with New England.
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Betting Odds (via Odds Shark)
Point Spread: New England -14.5
Moneyline: New England -800, New York +550
New York has only traveled to New England and beaten the Patriots three times since Brady became the starting quarterback. Brady also saves his best for the Jets regardless of how good they are.
The Jets have opened up their playbook recently, and have shown a different gear. Also, the New England defense is vulnerable. The game will be much closer than the experts think, but the Patriots will find a way to win as per usual.
Final Score: New York 24, New England 28