Gilding the Over Bet LilyThe defense and special teams of the New England Patriots have scored a combined five touchdowns in the past two games. A team which does that cannot lose. It cannot fail to cover whatever spread Vegas hands it.
It is unlikely the Pats will again encounter a team as hell-bent on suicide as the Jets were last night (game should have been played on the Sagamore Bridge, not at MetLife Stadium). But to create a flurry of unexpected touchdowns in two consecutive games, while not quite a trend, is not quite just a coincidence, either.