Patriots vs. Jets: Live updates

Zuri Berry provides updates and hosts the conversation as the Patriots play their first home game of the 2013 NFL season.

  • Zuri Berry 9/12/2013 11:06:43 PM
    Projected starting lineups:
    Based on information distributed to the media, practice observations, and injuries for each team.

    Patriots offense: WR Julian Edelman, LT Nate Solder, LG Logan Mankins, C Ryan Wendell, RG Dan Connolly, RT Sebastian Vollmer, TE James Develin, WR Kenbrell Thompkins, QB Tom Brady, RB Stevan Ridley, TE Michael Hoomanawanui.

    Patriots defense: NT Vince Wilfork, DT Tommy Kelly, DE Chandler Jones, DE Rob Ninkovich, LB Dont'a Hightower, LB Jerod Mayo, LB Brandon Spikes, CB Aqib Talib, CB Kyle Arrington, S Devin McCourty, S Steve Gregory.

    Jets offense: WR Stephen Hill, LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson, LG Vladimir Ducasse, C Nick Mangold, RG Willie Colon, RT Austin Howard, TE Jef Cumberland, WR Santonio Holmes, QB Geno Smith, FB Tommy Bohanon, RB Bilal Powell.

    Jets defense: DE Muhammad Wilkerson, NT Kenrick Ellis, DT Sheldon Richardson, OLB Antwan Barnes, WLB Demario Davis, MLB David Harris, OLB Calvin Pace, CB Dee Milliner, CB Antonio Cromartie, S Antonio Allen, S Dawan Landry.
  • Zuri Berry 9/12/2013 11:19:04 PM
    What to watch against the Jets (straight from Extra Points):

    1. How will the wide receivers adapt? -- Danny Amendola is listed as doubtful after aggravating his thigh injury against the Bills. Aaron Dobson, who wants to play, is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. He missed the season opener. The Patriots will have to do a bit of shuffling to account for the mix of bodies coming in and out. Julian Edelman will be expected to have a larger role, but it will be interesting to see how the rookies react. Kenbrell Thompkins is still expected to start despite a tough outing against the Bills (4 receptions on 14 targets) and Josh Boyce could find himself more in the mix.

    2. Does Stevan Ridley bounce back? -- The Patriots running back put the ball on the ground twice in Week 1, losing one that was returned for a 74-yard touchdown. That got him benched with more than eight minutes left in the second quarter. The Patriots are going to need his talents on Sunday after fellow third-year running back Shane Vereen was placed on injured reserve with a broken bone in his left wrist. In both games against the Jets in 2012, Ridley had 38 carries for 162 yards and one touchdown.

    3. Will depth be an issue? -- The Patriots managed to get through Week 1 in the secondary with only a few miscues, thanks in large part to a starting quintet of Kyle Arrington, Devin McCourty, Steve Gregory, Alfonzo Dennard, and Aqib Talib. The team played a majority of their defensive snaps (61 of 63) with five defensive backs. Backup safety Tavon Wilson was on the field for one snap on defense and rookie cornerback Logan Ryan was on the field for two. Duron Harmon, the team's rookie safety, missed the first week with a hamstring injury. As of right now, it appears the team only trusts that core five. But that could change with the return of Harmon, who is listed as questionable. Of all the backups in the secondary, he had the best camp.

    4. How will the Patriots handle Geno Smith? -- Despite a couple of scrambles by the Bills' E.J. Manuel, it appears New York's Geno Smith will be the first quarterback the team faces who can run well. He ran for 47 yards in the Jets' season-opening win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Patriots certainly have the personnel now to deal with more mobile quarterbacks, including linebackers Jerod Mayo and rookie Jamie Collins, who logged only two defensive snaps in Week 1.

    5. Will Tom Brady pick on the rookie? -- Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie is known well around these parts, both for his play and his clashes with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. But his starting counterpart, rookie Dee Milliner, is lesser known. In his first game against the Bucs, he was targeted nine times in coverage and allowed four receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown. Josh Freeman had a 106.3 quarterback rating when throwing in his direction. One can only imagine what will occur when Milliner goes up against a good quarterback.
  • Zuri Berry 9/12/2013 11:20:10 PM
    Patriots inactives:
    Brandon Bolden
    Danny Amendola
    Will Svitek
    Steve Beauharnais
    Rob Gronkowski
    Zach Sudfeld
    Chris Jones
  • Zuri Berry 9/12/2013 11:20:26 PM
    Jets inactives:
    Mark Sanchez
    Brady Quinn
    Jeremy Kerley
    Will Campbell
    Ben Ijalana
    Oday Aboushi
    Quinton Coples
  • Joe 9/12/2013 11:26:27 PM
    Jets are a shoe in
  • I expect James Develin to have a larger role today with Zach Sudfeld out. Hooman and Develin. Who would've known just a month ago? #patriots
  • Dave 9/12/2013 11:50:14 PM
    Do you think Kenbrell will have a break out night or do you think he will be a dud?
  • Zuri Berry 9/12/2013 11:52:05 PM
    @Dave: I think he has to. He had a rough outing against the Bills, but it wasn't as bad as it came off. Although he definitely has a learning curve. With Amendola and Zach Sudfeld out, Thompkins, Julian Edelman, Aaron Dobson, and Josh Boyce all need to be better. I expect Dobson to get the same amount of targets and to show improvement.
  • Zuri Berry 9/12/2013 11:57:41 PM
    First-team grouping on the field for Patriots during warmups: TE Michael Hoomanawanui, TE/FB James Develin, WR Kenbrell Thompkins, WR Julian Edelman, RB Stevan Ridley.
  • Zuri Berry 9/12/2013 11:58:46 PM
    Patriots base defense remains the same as Week 1, with Kyle Arrington as the team's starting RCB over Alfonzo Dennard. Dennard will surely come in for nickel packages.
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:05:50 AM

    So far, the night looks good at Gillette Stadium.

  • jojoboxer23 9/13/2013 12:23:27 AM
    Zuri I must say I like your last name cause it's mine to
  • Andrew 9/13/2013 12:23:30 AM
    Time for some kendbrell!
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:24:29 AM
    National Anthem time.
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:27:00 AM
    Hey, so it's about time we finally get to some football. That was a moving National Anthem performance with a nod to the survivors of the Boston Marathon attacks who were in attendance.
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:27:36 AM
    Weather update: Cloudy skies, warm and humid conditions. 72 degrees. 89 percent humidity. 8 mph winds from the South.
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:27:59 AM
    Jets win toss and defer. Patriots will receive.
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:29:17 AM
    Matthew Slater and LeGarrette Blount back deep for the Patriots on the kickoff return.
  • Steve 9/13/2013 12:29:19 AM
    Who the heck are these announcers?
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:30:06 AM
    @Steve: Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock. Alex Flannagan on the sideline.
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:36:02 AM
    12:54 1st quarter: Patriots 7, Jets 0 -- On a play-action pass, Tom Brady hit a streaking Aaron Dobson for a 39-yard touchdown. Dobson's first catch was his first touchdown. The Patriots moved quickly on the drive, going 81 yards on six plays in 2:06.
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:37:29 AM
    The first drive looked good. The Patriots were, for the most part, in sync with their hurry up offense. James Develin didn't come off the field until the touchdown toss to Dobson. Thompkins did appear to run the wrong route on one throw, but it didn't matter because he was interfered with by Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:38:05 AM
    Edelman was a big part of the first drive, targeted three times while catching two passes for 15 yards.
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:40:42 AM
    12:07 1st quarter: Patriots 7, Jets 0 -- The Jets go three-and-out in their first series. Geno Smith had an open Bilal Powell going down the sideline with Dont'a Hightower in coverage, but overthrew him.
  • Tom Brady just joined Drew Brees as the only players in @NFL history to throw a TD pass in 50 straight games.
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:45:17 AM
    10:54 1st quarter: Patriots 7, Jets 0 -- Tom Brady appeared to have another miscommunication with Kenbrell Thompkins. The Patriots went three-and-out, with Brady hitting Julian Edelman on a quick screen pass on third down for only four yards.
  • Toronto pats fan 9/13/2013 12:46:05 AM
    Pats offensive line giving up surprising number of pressures
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:48:30 AM
    10:17 1st quarter: Patriots 7, Jets 0 -- Geno Smith hit Stephen Hill for a pass down the middle of the field but Aqib Talib stripped him as he was going down the field. Devin McCourty recovered it and returned it all the way to the Jets' 8-yard line.
  • Toronto pats fan 9/13/2013 12:50:55 AM
    Pathetic. Run the ball!
  • Jill 9/13/2013 12:51:00 AM
    I thought this was supposed to be a conversation??
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:51:31 AM
    9:17 1st quarter: Patriots 10, Jets 0 -- Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 21-yard field for the Patriots to capitalize on the Stephen Hill fumble. The Patriots only managed five yards on three plays before being forced to kick it in the red zone.
  • jojoboxer 9/13/2013 12:52:04 AM
    they need to get Boyce involved
  • jojoboxer23 9/13/2013 12:52:13 AM
    what channel is the game
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:52:19 AM
    @jojoboxer23: NFL Network.
  • Jill 9/13/2013 12:52:25 AM
    Pats run on 2nd down after an incomplete pass every time
  • Matt Pepin, Sports Editor 9/13/2013 12:52:55 AM

    Aaron Dobson gave the Patriots a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 39-yard strike from Tom Brady. (AP photo)

  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 12:56:42 AM
    It looked like Chandler Jones speared Geno Smith in the neck. That might cost him in the pocket book.
  • Jill 9/13/2013 12:58:04 AM
    Jones needs to make the leap this year
  • Toronto pats fan 9/13/2013 12:58:05 AM
    Are you kidding? Replay showed clean hit
  • jojoboxer 9/13/2013 12:58:17 AM
    such a dumb call hate that rule
  • Rodney 9/13/2013 1:00:09 AM
    Good opening act by Dobson to his patriots career
  • Rodney 9/13/2013 1:00:11 AM
    Jones needs to make an impact one way or another
  • jojoboxer 9/13/2013 1:01:01 AM
    this D-line has not impressed me to much
  • Zuri Berry 9/13/2013 1:01:11 AM
    Touchdown Jets.
  • jojoboxer 9/13/2013 1:03:53 AM
    I don't think he caught that
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