ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York.New York won 27-11. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Against a defense giving up 314 yards per game through the air, it is probably a good bet to start anybody associated with the opponent's passing game. Two of the top three corners on New England at the start of the year are now not there. The one who is, Devin McCourty, has allowed more yardage in coverage than any other corner in the league this season.
The normal Brian Schottenheimer and Mark Sanchez inconsistency caveats apply, but Jets receivers seem like a good bet in this one. I know the Jets did not make the Pats defend the entire field because of the number of short passing routes they called in the first meeting, but the play calling recently has been more inclined to take shots down the field. I think this has to do with the effectiveness of the run game, which sets up play action to slow down the pass rushers. The Jets were just trying to get their run game to a passable level in the first meeting.