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Fearless Prediction: Patriots (1-0) at Jets (1-0)
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Game SnapshotKICKOFF: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
TV: CBS (Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf)
SERIES: 9th regular-season meeting. Bucs lead the all-time regular-season series 6-2, with wins in six of the past seven games. It marks the first time the Bucs have ever traveled to Buffalo for a game. Five of the past seven meetings have been decided by a touchdown or less. KEYS TO THE GAME: Jets rookie QB Mark Sanchez displayed a lot of poise in his first career start, but this will be his first experience with the Patriots' 3-4 scheme that disguises coverages and where pressure is coming from. New England has experienced a lot of personnel turnover on defense, allowed 4.7 yards per carry to Buffalo and is now without injured ILB Jerod Mayo, so RBs Thomas Jones and Leon Washington have the opportunity to lead the charge offensively. Patriots QB Tom Brady threw 53 passes against the Bills, and it could be more of the same with Jets NT Kris Jenkins' ability to dominate the interior of the trenches. With Jets CB Darrelle Revis capable of shutting down his half of the field, look for WR Wes Welker to be very active in the slot. FAST FACTS: Brady has 199 career touchdown passes. ... Jones has 17 touchdowns in his past 17 games.