It’s not surprising that the New England Patriots are tied for first place in the AFC East.
Is anyone surprised that the angry New England Patriots are undefeated and tied for top spot in the AFC East?
I didn’t think so.
But seeing the Jacksonville Jaguars tied atop the AFC South is not something any one expected. Two weeks into the season or not.
Analyzing The Jacksonville Jaguars Vs New England Patriots NFL Week 3 Odds & My Final Score Prediction
What: Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1) at New England Patriots (2-0)
When: Sunday, Sept. 27th, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
Where: Foxboro, MA
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
Weather: 65° F/Scattered Clouds
Spread: Patriots -14.5
Moneyline: Jacksonville +700 vs New England -1100
Game Total: 47.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Jacksonville vs New England
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Why Bet On Jacksonville to Beat New England (-14.5)
Will Belichick finally have to prepare for the Jags?
After a lackluster performance in Week 1 versus Carolina, the Jacksonville Jaguars bounced back in a big way versus the Miami Dolphins. As a +6 point home dog, the Jags not only covered the spread, but they beat Miami straight up 23 to 20. It was an absolutely brilliant game by the Jaguars.
Now, Jacksonville takes on everybody’s number one ranked power team in the NFL, the New England Patriots, on the road. How New England is able to play against a team like Jacksonville after winning the Super Bowl last season is anybody’s guess. But, here we are, Jacksonville versus New England.
Although the Patriots appear to overmatch Jacksonville on paper, the Jags figure to put up a decent fight in this game. The problem that New England might have against Jacksonville is that the Jaguars play the type of game that could give the Patriots’ fits. On offense, Jacksonville is very balanced. The Jags average 330 yards per game. They pass for 221 yards, ranking them eighteenth in passing yards per game, and they rush for 109.5 yards per, ranking them seventeenth in rushing yards per game.
Jacksonville’s defense is ranked ninth in the NFL. The Jags only allow 73.5 yards per game on the ground. Jacksonville is going to be a tough matchup for New England based on their style of play.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 24, 2015
Why Bet On New England (-14.5) to Beat Jacksonville
Tom Brady is angry, very angry.
We should have all expected this after the judge ruled that the NFL couldn’t suspend Tom Brady for those first 4 games of the season. New England and Brady especially are on a mission. The Patriots want to destroy every team in their way.
Brady in particular has been unreal in these first two games of the season. He completed 25 of 33 passes for 285 yards and 4 touchdowns against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1. In Week 2, he manhandled Buffalo for 466 yards and 3 touchdowns. So far this season, Brady has passed for 754 yards and 7 touchdowns with 0 interceptions. Most of Brady’s passes have been to TE Rob Gronkowski. Gronk has caught 12 passes for 207 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’s been unstoppable so far this season.
If New England is on its game, the Patriots could very easily cover a close to 2 touchdown spread against the Jaguars. But, it’s asking a lot for Brady and the Patriots to keep up their emotional energy after such a huge victory over their arch nemesis Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. New England will win but don’t expect a blow-out victory. I am picking the Jacksonville Jaguars to cover the 2+ TD spread against the Pats. My final score prediction is New England 30, Jacksonville 24.