New England leads the division, but they didn’t look good in their first matchup against the NY Jets. Also, they lost Rob Gronkowski for at least six weeks; a major absent for the offense. “It’s part of this game,” said quarterback Tom Brady.
“He’s (Gronkowski) got to do his best to get back as soon as possible, and we’ve got to go out there and win some games without him.”
“(Gronkowski is) one of the best players in the league,” Aaron Hernandez said. “It puts pressure on everybody. Not just one player can just replace him”.
The Jets will try to take advantage of Rob’s absent, but also put pressure on Brady.
“Right now, we’re just swinging,” Ryan said. “We’re going to focus on our opponents, specifically, but anything we do, we’re behind where we have to be. We can only focus on ourselves and just find a way to punch it. We earned where we are, and we just have to find a way to punch our way out”.
New York outplayed the Rams last week, but they know they have a bigger challenge on Thursday.
New England is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against NY Jets, and they have covered against the spread 11 of the last 13 games.