Pats rarely allow themselves to be "trapped", although one could argue that it happened recently with their loss at Cleveland following a win vs. the Vikes and before the Sunday nighter at Pitt. Over the years I've just noticed that the Pats simply win the games they're supposed to win while the Jets make every game an adventure and play up or down to their opponents' record. I see a 17-point win by New England at Detroit.
With the way Cincy has collapsed, Thursday night's game should be a no-doubt victory for the Jets, but of course we were saying the same about the last 3 opponents.
This year EVERY game is a trap game for all teams.
But I will say this much...the Bengals pretty much have two things going for them this year. Ocho and TO.
We happen to have two pretty good CBs that can cover them. We still have to watch their young TE and deal with a decent running game, but if we can take away their two biggest weapons, we should be able to hang close enough to win with a last-minute drive in regulation instead of having to take it to OT to win it. :D