Patriots-Jets: Keys to the Game

Posted: 21st November 2009 by Mike Gleason in NFL
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After a week of debate over "the call," the Patriots have another bitter rival to face this week. The Jets, of course, handed this team a bitter loss in Week Two, meaning the Pats have extra incentive to focus this week. Though the Patriots typically rebound the week after a loss, it would be a mistake to assume this game will be a rout. Though the Jets have struggled as of late (losing their last two games and five of their last six), they are still perfectly capable of making this meeting miserable for the Pats. The following are the keys to the game: Establish the run early. In Week Two, the Pats were only able to gain 83 yards on the ground, despite a respectable 4.2 yards a carry. The Patriots must run to keep the Jets defense on its heels, rather than in attack mode. Using a passing ...

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