New England Patriots @ New York Jets preview

Josh Capps (@JCapps_)  believes the Jets can keep things close against the Patriots

Jets hopes will be sky high after their first victory of the season but the Patriots will want to ensure that the runway is blocked before they can take off on Monday evening. Brady and the Patriots come off the back of a superior second half against the Giants, in a game which they started slowly and finished strong; a trend of New England this season. The Jets secured their first win of the season in a surprising win against Dallas. Sam Darnold posting two touchdowns and 338 yards which saw him finish with a 113.8 rating. All be it a fantastic victory, the worst offence in YPG and 31st worst in PPG (12.6) will be coming up against the current best defence in football who tops the league in takeaways and interceptions. The Jets do boast a pretty sound defence of their own, proving this last week against Prescott & Co. Some strong holds when it mattered and also standing tall against two-point conversions and also very strong against the running game. The men in green will certainly need to stand strong against the Patriots O-line who will be looking to go 7-0 and look ever more confident in making another Super Bowl. The New England Patriots will want to show a stronger start than they have shown in some of their games so far this season. Two quick touchdowns against them in the first half last Thursday; one from a Brady fumble, gave the Patriots a slight scare before half time. The Pats have proven they can go on to win games but they will not want to continue to start slowly, especially away in New Jersey. Looking to stay unbeaten, the Patriots should stay sound against the Jets but Sam Darnold will give this a good go and keep this tighter than it maybe should be. Ones to Watch

Patriots: Julian Edelman – Over 110 yards against the Giants last week, Edelman is beginning to find space and with N’Keal Harry

Jets: Le’Veon Bell – The return of Bell this season is still yet to get started, but be fearful if Bell gets space and unleashes his true pace. read more

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Three stars that could on the move before the NFL trade deadline

 has looked at three players that could be traded before the deadline in two weeks

The NFL trade deadline is fast approaching and with the contenders starting to separate themselves, there could be some talented players finding themselves lining up for a new team before the October 29 deadline passes.

Von Miller

Strong rumours coming from Philadelphia suggest this could be a goer. The price will be pretty big for one of the best pass rushers in the game and he is due big money through 2021, but I feel the Broncos would like extra picks in this years draft to perhaps package with their own picks to finally secure the quarterback they so desperately need. Drew Lock was taken in the second round of the 2019 draft but the team are far from tied to him if there is an opportunity in what is seen as a more talented quarterback group in 2020.

Patrick Peterson

The former All-Pro cornerback is currently serving a six game suspension for violating the leagues PED policy. On what is a team lacking in talent he is one of the few valuable trade pieces the Cardinals could use to start rebuilding their offence. They have the QB in place and now they need to start filling out some more skill positions. Look for the Eagles, Seahawks & Chiefs to be interested here.

Leonard Williams

The 2015 sixth overall pick has never quite lived up to the expectations the Jets had when they drafted him. Sure he’s been good but he hasn’t been the game wrecking sack machine you’re after from a sixth overall pick. He’s set to make $14.2m this season which could put off a few teams but interest is believed to be high. I’d be looking at the Jets getting back at best a first round pick but more realistically it could look very similar to the deal the Rams made to get Dante Fowler last year which ended up being a 3rd and a 5th round pick

Will not be moving

Someone who won’t be getting traded however is AJ Green. Despite the Bengals being god awful this season and Green being injured, the team have never traded away star players and that’s mainly because when Green does return he will ensure bums on seats. Something that’s seemingly more valuable to the ownership than a winning team.
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