Jets-Pats Thursday Night NFL Pick: Gaga For Geno
Jets (+13) over PATRIOTS
Visions of Mark Sanchez’s Thanksgiving butt-fumble are still dancing in my head, possibly because the butt-fumble GIF gets posted in the comment section of damn-near every Deadspin article. And for good reason. It’s delightful.
But this isn’t Thanksgiving 2012. Sanchez is on the bench, and if you just got trashed and ate an entire turkey, it’s not normal. You have a problem.
You can look at last week’s results, in which the Pats barely beat the Bills and the Jets upset the Bucs, in two ways: either the Bills are the latest team to be rejuvenated behind a mobile young QB and the Bucs aren’t the sexy sleeper Bill Barnwell salivated over like his favorite methhead Vegas hooker, or the Pats are finally dropping off and the Jets are way better than we expected, thanks to a great defensive line and the Sanchize finally condemned to the pine.
The answer is probably somewhere in between. It was brazen to think that it didn’t matter that Tom Brady’s second and third best receivers are now undrafted rookies, or that according to most advanced stats, Steven Ridley is terrible.
Thirteen is a ton of points, and this just feels like one of those bizarre updates that dominates the sports narrative for 10 days, leading Mike Francesca to scream GAGA FOR GENO 17 times a day on WFAN.
What the hell: Jets 24, Patriots 23
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