Eye on Football Podcast: Do the Jets have a chance vs. the Pats?

The Jets are coming off an improbable win against the Buccaneers, and the Patriots needed a last-second field goal to beat the Bills. Now, Rex Ryan and Bill Belichick match wits in a Thursday-night showdown that should -- on paper, anyway -- result in an easy Pats win.

On the latest Eye on Football Podcast, Will Brinson and Ryan Wilson talk about why the Jets have to be taken seriously -- Ryan won three of his first five matchups against Belichick … but in the four games since, the Jets are 0-4, losing by an average of 16 points. But New York's defense, starting up front with Muhammed Wilkerson up front and Antonio Cromartie on the back end, are a much better group than recent units.

And the Patriots, which entered the season without their top five receivers, could be down one more Thursday: Danny Amendola will almost certainly be sidelined with a groin injury, which means that Julian Edelman, former college quarterback, will be Brady's top target.

So is there a chance the Jets wake up Friday morning sporting a 2-0 record and find themselves alone in first place in the AFC East? 

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CBS Sports Writer

Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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