Not to toot my own horn, but to toot my own horn, I've only had 1 Chandler Jones prediction wrong so far this season. @Buffalo, I said Jones would finally get his hands on a thrown ball. He didn't. He got the PD a week later. Now comes a game I've had marked for about the point when we can expect to see Jones start to step his game up. @Seahawks too, both of which were games that featured teams that drafted pass-rushers ahead of Jones. Like he needs any more motivation? But now his team plays host to a team that told him they would take him, and didn't. Instead they went for the bigger name that was dropping down draft boards for a reason. The same guy that claims Jones' better rookie-campaign is as a result of scheme and not hard work. Chandler Jones is going to have another big game for the Pats, and he's going to out-perform Quinton Coples, and the aforementioned reasons help explain why. But it's also the fact that he's becoming more comfortable, is being moved around more, and because Rob Ninkovich is finding his footing at LDE. Last but not least, the Jets like Seattle have questionable play at both Tackle spots. I think D'Brickshaw Ferguson in pass-protection will give up his first sack of the year and continue to be mauled in the run-game. I think Austin Howard at RT will be abused by a combination of Ninkovich and Jones. I'm not going to try predicting stats as a lot of that is determined by the chaos of each snap, but it's the kind of game where I would expect Jones to have at least 1 sack and easily a multiple-sack game.
Speaking of the D, I expect them to demolish the Jets running-attack with the return of Dont'a Hightower but give them hope in the deep-middle of the field. S Gregory is out and Chung may not play, leaving the deep-middle to our two rookie Safeties one of whom is still learning what the position entails. Oie vie.
On Offense, I would have loved to see Boldin bouncing outside to take advantage of the Jets 34OLBs in Pace and Thomas. Stevan Ridley will probably get to, and will test the shifting 3-man front of the Jets front-7 and their ILBs in the aging Scott and the inconsistent(this year, at least) Harris. The Pats would be wise to run away from Jets sophmore 34DE Mo Wilkerson. In the passing game, watch the Pats try throwing on the LBs and S's and then run when Rex rolls out his light-weight nickel and dime packages.
The Jets come away realizing that not only is New England a lot better than Indy right now but that they themselves are not a great road-team.