Thursday Blitz: New England Patriots host the Jets

Good afternoon everyone. It’s Thursday, which means Week 2 of the NFL season kicks off tonight as the New England Patriots host the New York Jets.

5Both teams are coming off Week 1 victories, but seem to be destined for two different fates this season. The New England Patriots have a questionable receiving core with Gronk and Amendola, but still have Tom Brady running the offense. On the flip side, the Jets enter the game with rookie QB Geno Smith at the helm.

The Jets will have a tough task as Tom Brady looks to continue his winning ways on Thursday’s (5-0). The last time the Patriots lost on Thursday was to the Jets in 2008 when Brett Favre was at QB, and Tom Brady was sidelined with a knee injury.

Other news:

  • Anthony Dixon referred to the Seahawks as the “She-Hawks” on twitter (but since has deleted the tweet) because obviously the NFL is for people in middle school.
  • Jermichael Finley missed Wednesday’s practice with a toe injury, but Ian Rapoport reports the Packers hope to get him back on the field on Friday.
  • ESPN reports Mark Sanchez has a labral tear in his throwing shoulder that will likely require surgery. However, Sanchez responded to those reports after seeing Dr. James Andrews and said “If I needed surgery right now, I never would have left Andrews’ office. I would have stayed and got the surgery.”
  • Bucs safety Dashon Goldson was fined $7,875 for his late hit on Geno Smith that set the Jets up for the game-winning field goal (via Ian Rapoport).
  • The modern-era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 were announced. Click here to see the full list.

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