Connor Fulton: Ah yes, my biggest worry going into this game… I think the best shot the Patriots have at keeping Taylor in check will involve putting Jamie Collins in a spy position in the middle of the field. Collins has the speed to at least cut off Taylor; he won’t entirely limit the threat of the mobile quarterback, but he should at least stop Taylor from ripping off 20 yard gains.
Let’s wind the conversation down, Hal… Give me your final score prediction!
Hal Bent: I like the idea of Jamie Collins in the spy role, Connor. I also think the defense should…well, you’re going to have to wait for my W2W4 article to find out!
As far as the final score, I am going to say that regardless of whether Jimmy Garoppolo is under center or Jacoby Brissett, the game is the Patriots’ to lose. I’m going to say that the Patriots should grind out a tough win against Rex Ryan and win 24 to 19. What is your score prediction, Connor?
Connor Fulton: I like it, I like it… in my bold predictions article this week I predicted that the Patriots would emulate their Week 3 performance to a degree by pitching a second half shutout, and I’m going to stick with that prediction. Additionally, the Pats will ride Blount for another 100 yards, and Chris Hogan will have a huge day against his former teammates en route to a 28-10 Week 4 win.
Stay tuned here on Musket Fire this weekend for engaging content leading up to the game including Week 4 worries, players to watch and reasons to be excited. Only one more game without Brady…