Y Factors 2018: Patriots vs. Jets

-by DNOMN8R314

It’s the final game of the season, and once again the Patriots conclude their campaign by hosting the Jets. What else is new. Let’s get to the Y Factors. (They’re very short this week, I know.)

I ran a score, it’s Rex: Recent IR returnee Rex Burkhead has continued to see significant snaps on offense, and there’s no reason to expect that trend to decrease in the final regular season game. But one area he might be more helpful is in the passing game; while James White is still the primary passing back, Burkhead receives his share of targets from week to week. The Jets’ best coverage linebacker, Darron Lee, is suspended, meaning White and Burkhead could have the opportunity to run wild in the short and intermediate field.

Skrine passes: Jets #1 cornerback Morris Claiborne has already been ruled out for Sunday’s contest, setting up the visitors with a pass-defending duo of Trumaine Johnson and Buster Skrine. If Tom Brady is going to try to pick on one of those players, it will likely be Skrine, a slot corner by trade who could be attacked on the outside.

The Butler did it: Jets center Jonotthan Harrison is, according to Pro Football Focus, in the bottom tier of NFL centers; his backup Spencer Long is no better. This sets up the Patriots’ interior defensive line to have a chance at attacking Sam Darnold, so keep an eye on Adam Butler. The second-year DL has just two sacks this year, but is still the Patriots’ top pass-rushing defensive tackle. Of course, New England’s coaches often play defensive ends like Trey Flowers and Ufomba Kamalu on the interior, so they could have similar chances to get at Darnold from the middle of the line.

TUMS-O-METER Prediction:
And here we are, the final game and the final TUMS-O-METER prediction of the regular season. Normally the Pats have everything settled by this game with the option to rest key players, but this is not a normal season by recent standards, and a lot is on the line. First, a win guarantees a bye week. A win with (highly unlikely) LAC and KC losses gives the Pats the #1 seed. On the flip side, a loss more than likely puts them with a home game in the Wild Card Round, and depending on a number of other posible outcomes around the league, they could be as low as the #4 seed. The final game is against the Jets, which on the surface should be a very winnable game. But as we have seen year in and year out, records don’t mean much in divisional rival games, and the Jets would be more than happy to make the Pats playoff lives all the more difficult. Factor in the Pats still adjusting to life without Josh Gordon and the TE position just not clicking this year, and it looks like the running game will have to carry the load again, which is fine since that means less time on the field for the Jekyll-and-Hyde defense to deal with Darnold and company. The season finale being a home game is a big plus as the Pats are 7-0 at Gillette this year. So all in all, look for a consumption of 1.5 cases during this game.

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As good as the Ravens defense is I’d rather play them than face the offensive weapons of the Chargers. Thoughts?

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Although the Ravens are better built for a cold/snow outdoor game

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What a bad game plan by the Seahawks. Their run game was stalling yet they kept trying to run without letting Wilson have a go at it. Like father like son.

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Seahawks fans, we’re going to have a long talk about Brian Schottenheimer.
Seattle doesn’t have Blake Bortles or Case Keenum at QB.
This is Russell Wilson.
16 Wilson passes @ 8.3 YPA vs
21 non-Wilson runs @ 2.8 YPC
One of the worst called games w a good QB I can remember.

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Best and Worst Onside Kicks since 2008 | NFL Highlights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-cHdMt72Wk

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Hebron (TX) creative onside kick against Allen (TX) – #MPTopPlay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LZQmpwimWs

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The Most Creative Onside Kick Ever!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBxHBElB1EE

I like this one 🙂

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Can a kicker do a high drop kick so that the players of their team can pass the 10 yards and fight for the football like a jump ball in basketball?

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Yeah but if you do that the other team can call for a fair catch

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even before the 50 yards?

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Yep.

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Sorry G, don’t drop kick an onside. Not good

But what a back door cover by Seattle. Cha ching.

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I had Dallas -1.5

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wTF was that?

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what the f was that

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A horrible try?

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…cant imagine that’s what he practiced when he said he’d “prepared” for onside kicks

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Hmmmmmmmm…

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that was quick

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did the cowboys defense forget that they still have to finish the game?

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lol… “whos the fastest guy on their team? lets not cover him!”

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LOLLLLLLLL

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I forgot Fleming was a Cowboy

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Hi5 Party for Jones family

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So home teams go 1-1 today.

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Teams with dead owners got no love.

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Jerry’s still alive? I thought that was his corpse in the owner’s box.

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Reanimated is kinda alive right?

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I really hate Dallas.

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Game ovah!!!!!!

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that is disgusting

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SEA is sunk.

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good

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The Legion is DOOMED!!

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Josh Boyer taught Coleman well 🙂

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Play of the game

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What is Pass Interference?

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when someone pass interferes

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and why they just call it sometimes?

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BS call considering how the rest of the game has gone.

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Yup- PI

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Bears TE Trey Burton (groin) has been added to the team’s injury report and is questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Eagles.

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Aikman and Buck are so biased

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what an INT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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INT!!!

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Nice catch. Stuck with it.

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Should be a catch.

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No DPI???

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DAL 17 SEA 14

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No kicker for SEA is going to be interesting.

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FIN scores with less than 1:30 to go. Beats USA 3-2 for World Junior Hockey gold medal. USA gets silver.

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He was down.

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Not a touchdown.

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SEA 14 DAL 10

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Somehow the lack of a kicking game will bite SEA in the butt later on.

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Wilson >>> Luck

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LOL

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ok. does it really matter? debating the 5th or 6th best QB in the league isn’t that interesting

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It’s just me making some fun 🙂

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THE CATCH

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What a catch!!

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Nice. Catch

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This game is gonna end 16-13. Just can’t tell who will have the 16.

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Sure looked as though he went out of bounds and was then the first to touch the ball. Upon further review I guess he didn’t.

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Stupid call.

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Down 2-0 in the 3rd, the US Junior hockey team has tied it up in the gold medal game vs. Finland.

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Dallas defense is doing a good job on Wilson.

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And confusing the the SEA O-line

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Oh boy- Jani just pulled his hamstring.

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he will do a line of coke and drink a bottle of Jack at halftime. he will be fine

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dont forget punching some teammates

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Sounds good!

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Try to keep up.

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Stop.