NFL Thursday Night Football preview

Talk about the New York Jets and New England Patriots behind their backs in Battle Red Blog’s open thread for tonight’s AFC East tilt on Thursday Night Football.
The undefeated New York Jets travel face the undefeated New England Patriots in a battle of two AFC East juggernauts teams tonight on Thursday Night Football. Sure – we’re only entering the second week of the season, but the Jets have already exceeded many pundits’ expectations for their 2013 campaign.
“Thanks, Lavonte David!” says every Jets fan.

NFL Thursday Night Football preview

NFL Thursday Night Football.

The New England Patriots are lucky. They are the first NFL team since the 1950 Washington Redskins to face rookie quarterbacks in back-to-back weeks.
The Patriots also are unlucky. Their skill positions have been decimated, and it’s only Week 2. Wide receiver Danny Amendola, tight end Rob Gronkowski, running back Shane Vereen and tight end Zach Sudfeld are out.
Tom Brady did not look especially comfortable in the season opener with his young receivers, but he needs undrafted rookie Kenbrell Thompkins to step up after a rough Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. It all sets up an intriguing “Thursday Night Football” game between the Patriots and New York Jets in Foxborough, Mass. – on NFL Network. The Jets appear to have a better shot at this game than a lot of people expected a few weeks ago.

The New England Patriots will take on the New York Jets on Thursday Night Football tonight to get Week 2 of the NFL off with a bang. The game should be a close one if the Jets can maintain their form from Week 1, and will be an exciting one for fans.
The game is scheduled to start at 8.30 p.m. ET from Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. and can be watched on TV on the NFL Network or through live stream by clicking on the link provided below.
Both of these teams managed to claim close wins in Week 1, however, their wins were very different. Both teams managed to win by just a few points, however, the Jets’ victory was very unexpected, and they will have been pleasantly surprised with their 18:17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They needed a last second field goal to complete their win, but the nature of the victory will have been a big confidence boost for the team.
The Patriots also win a very tight game 23:21 against the Buffalo Bills, but most had expected them to pile on the points against a highly unflavored Bills team. Where as the Jets will have been celebrating and leaving the field on a high following their win in Week 1, the Patriots will have let off a huge sigh of relief after their win, and will know they have to improve if they are to reach the heights they wish to reach this season.
Wins for both teams means they come into this AFC East clash fighting for control of the division at this early stage.
This should be a big clash, but only one team will come out of it tonight maintaining their perfect start to the season.

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