The NFL 2013 live stream and TV schedule reveals a Thursday night football game featuring the New York Jets vs. New England Patriots for the start of week 2. The NFL schedule 2013 opened just last week, and both teams got off to a 1-0 start, but neither won in convincing fashion. Still, "a win is a win" and now these two AFC rivals will attempt to grab a second win to start the season at 2-0. The Jets vs. Patriots game live presentation online and via TV is shown tonight through the NFL Network.
A Sept. 12 report from SBNation.com indicates that the Patriots will be missing several players who are keys to their offense. Out of action tonight will be Rob Gronkowski who is doubtful with a back/forearm injury, as well as Danny Amendola who has a groin injury he aggravated in Sunday's win against the bills. Running Back Shane Vereen is also out of the lineup tonight due to recent surgery for a broken bone in his wrist.
Add the names Wes Walker and Aaron Hernandez to the stars who are no longer part of Tom Brady's team, and the Patriots almost seem to be in sore shape for this season. At running back for the Pats tonight will be Stevan Ridley who had 9 carries for 46 yards in last week's game. Brady will also try to throw passes to several rookie receivers rather than his usual favorite targets down the field.
For the Jets, some may feel this is a team that could be on the rise. There's still an unknown factor in the form of their new quarterback Geno Smith. Smith threw for 256 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception as well as the key late drive in Sunday's win against the Buccaneers. He also led the team on the ground with 47 rushing yards. It's unknown if he'll continue to be as effective or helpful throughout this season due to the fact he's a rookie, but if he can progress, he could be among the best picks ever made by the Jets. With their former QB Mark Sanchez out for the season, it seems like Geno's big opportunity to step up into the spotlight and deliver.
New England is a large favorite in terms of the odds tonight (as much as -555 on the money line), but they may very well be overpriced due to the injury report. Then again, the odds almost always seem in Brady and Belichick's favor, no matter what the circumstances. Weather reports indicate that it's about 76 degrees and overcast near Foxboro, MA as game time approaches.
Tonight's Jets vs. Patriots NFL game has a start time of 8:25 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. TV coverage will be available on the NFL Network for cable and satellite viewers. The NFL website is also reportedly going to have "live look-ins" for the game streaming online with analysis from their in-studio experts as well.