Pick 2: New York (AFC) vs. New England and New England vs. New York (AFC)

Pick 2: New York (AFC) vs. New England and New England vs. New York (AFC)

The Teaser: Pair New York (AFC) and New England

Game 1: New York (AFC) vs. New England

The Initial Line:

New York (AFC) +10 away vs. New England

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to New York’s line

The Final Line:

New York +17.5

The Breakdown:

New England was able to get the road win over Indy after Indy’s failed fake punt attempt. New York was able to get in a rhythm against Washington, cruising to a 34-20 victory. This is another classic AFC East showdown between these 2 rivals. New England looks like a team on a warpath, but New York sports the best defense in the NFL at the moment. They’ve also had a great running game behind the play of Chris Ivory, who ranks 3rd in the NFL in rush yards this year. They rank 3rd in total takeaways (15), but it will be a tough task against a New England offense that ranks 1st in giveaways with only 3. This should be a competitive game down to the end, but it’ll take a lot of effort to go into Foxboro and grab a victory. Keeping it within 17.5 should be a very manageable task for this stout defense though.

Final Stat: New York is ranked 1st in yards allowed /game, and sits with Denver as the only teams allowing under 300 yds/game.

Game 2: New England vs. New York (AFC)

The Initial Line:

New England -10 home vs. New York (AFC)

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to New England’s line

The Final Line:

New England -2.5

The Breakdown:

New England was able to get the road win over Indy after Indy’s failed fake punt attempt. New York was able to get in a rhythm against Washington, cruising to a 34-20 victory. Even since they’ve been in the spotlight concerning the Deflategate controversy, Tom Brady is fighting back with a vengeance to show the NFL that he doesn’t need to alter a ball to be the best in the league. Seeming to defy age, Brady leads the NFL in QB rating with 118.4 at 38 years old. His team has scored 1 more point in this 5 game stretch than their team in 2007 who broke almost every offensive record in NFL history. New York is a classic rival of theirs and should give them some good competition, but it’s tough to think that the don’t win by at least a FG here and move to 6-0 on the year.

Final Stat: NE is just straight dominant at home. Since 2013 NE is 17-1 at home, with their only loss in week 17 of 2014 against Buffalo where they rested all key starters for the playoffs, including Brady.

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