This would leave the Patriots wide receivers as Julian Edelman, Matthew Slater, Kenbrell thompkins, and Josh Boyce. That is awful. At tight end without Gronkowski, they are left with Michael Hoomanawanui. Steven Ridley is a nice running back, but Shane Vereen is much more dangerous. Who is going to hurt the Jets? Julian Edelman is their biggest threat, and the Jets have always done a good job with slot guys.
With this weak offense, I think the Jets can pull off the upset. I understand it is in New England, but this Jets defense will shut down this offense. Geno Smith was impressive in his debut, and should play solid against an average defense. Look out for the Jets this Thursday night.