In three days, the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers face off in a huge AFC power matchup.
Here are five bold predictions for the highly anticipated Patriots vs. Steelers showdown:
5. Cyrus Jones will get on the right track… in a huge way
After getting tossed from the field in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns, Cyrus Jones was a healthy scratch last week. It was a humbling experience for the Patriots’ initial selection in this spring’s draft. Here’s what he said about the benching before Wednesday’s practice:
"I try not to think too much about it, but of course, being a competitive guy you want to be out there. I try to control the things I can control and not worry too much about what I can’t. It is what it is."
It’s unlikely the Patriots will sit Jones for a second straight game; that would be a little harsh. So expect Jones to suit up in Week 7, and expect him to get back on track.
This writer is predicting a kick return touchdown and an interception for the Alabama product. The kick return score will start the second half with a bang, and the interception will seal the Patriots’ win.
However, Jones won’t be the only Patriots defensive back getting his hands on a Landry Jones pass…
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