That was their formula against Derrick Henry and the Titans’ rushing attack, and it worked to perfection, as they held Henry to 28 yards rushing (after his 156-yard game against Kansas City) and then unleashed their pass rush on Marcus Mariota to the tune of eight sacks. The Pats’ secondary also matches up well with the Jags’ receivers and tight ends, creating more difficulty for Bortles. So I expect New England’s defense to win the battle with Jacksonville’s offense.
Meanwhile, Brady will spread the field with his receivers and hit Rob Gronkowski at key times. Brady will run the up-tempo offense and tire out the Jags defenders (as he did to the Titans) while the running game also will also play an important role for New England. I see the Patriots winning rather easily, 31-13.
With Cody Kessler being named the starter, Corey Coleman could be a good sell-high candidate after having a huge game Sunday.
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Jay Cutler tried to play through a significant thumb ligament injury Monday night and could miss a lengthy amount of time to heal according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Surgery is a possibility for Cutler.
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Alejandro Villanueva clarified what happened when he stood alone Sunday, as Sean Gentille reports. Every single time I see that picture of me standing by myself, I feel embarrassed, Villanueva said. We butchered our plan. Villanueva’s entire comments are well worth reading in full. He is a veteran, a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan, who Bismack Biyombo Jersey says kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful to veterans.
But clubs like the 2016 Oakland Raiders (Connor Cook/Derek Carr), 2012 Minnesota Vikings (Joe Webb/Christian Ponder) and 2005 Chicago Bears (Kyle Orton/Rex Grossman) didn’t have an experienced backup like Foles waiting in the wings.