PA­TRI­OTS, 30-16

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - LEADING OFF - Jets RB Eli­jah McGuire.

Con­sen­sus line: Pa­tri­ots by 10 Pre­dic­tion: Be­fore the sea­son, there were pre­dic­tions of the Pa­tri­ots go­ing un­de­feated and the Jets go­ing win­less. So much for pre­dic­tions. Each team is 3-2 and shares first place in the AFC East with the Buf­falo Bills. Dur­ing con­sec­u­tive wins against Mi­ami, Jack­sonville and Cleve­land, the Jets have re­lied


on their de­fense, spe­cial teams and their ground game — though they had a tough day run­ning the ball vs. the Browns. QB Tom Brady has been su­perb, keep­ing the Pa­tri­ots afloat while they at­tempt to get their de­fense straight­ened out. Divi­sional fa­mil­iar­ity should keep this game close, but the Pa­tri­ots have too much fire­power for the Jets to keep pace.

uSTART: Pa­tri­ots RB Mike Gil­lislee. It’s been three weeks since Gil­lislee found the end zone, how­ever that should change in Week 6. Gil­lislee is prov­ing to be the Pa­tri­ots’ lead back, and he should be able to punch in a touch­down or two against the Jets’ soft run de­fense.

uSIT: While the value of McGuire de­pends on the health of Bi­lal Pow­ell and Matt Forte, this is still a tough spot. After a big Week 4, McGuire could muster only 30 yards on 13 touches in Week 5.

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