The spotlight will be on the New York Jets this week as they’ll take on their archrival, the New England Patriots. Fresh off their first win the Jets will be coming into this game with some momentum and a chip on their shoulder. The Jets will be looking to have their revenge after the team’s first meeting with the Patriots back in week 3 where they lost 30-14 in Foxboro.
New England Patriots
The Patriots are one of the last two teams that are undefeated this season and have done so by forcing opponents to lose the turnover battle. The Patriots defense this season has been nothing short of excellent and will try to continue their excellence against a young Jets offense. The key for the Patriots to win this game will be the ability to tire out the Jets defense. If the Patriots can establish the run game with Sony Michel and stretch the field sideline to sideline, they’ll be able to bully the Jets defense in the fourth quarter.
New York Jets
The New York Jets are hot right now after getting their first win off the playoff-contending Dallas Cowboys. The Jets looked like a completely different team last week with Sam Darnold back and they’ll look to continue their success against the Patriots on Monday night. Sam Darnold has rejuvenated the Jets offense and he will be put to the ultimate test against a Patriots defense who have dominated every opponent they faced this season. If the Jets want to win this game, they’ll have to control the time of possession and spread the ball around to everyone on the field. If Sam Darnold can force the Patriots defense to play zone coverage, he’ll find much more success and open passing lanes.
This game is going to be a great one considering what the Jets have on the line. If the Jets can win, they’ll cruise through the next few weeks facing teams like the Dolphins and the Redskins. I believe this game will come down to the fourth quarter. The Patriots are most likely going to take this game but don’t be surprised to see the Jets put up a fight. If the Jets offense can stay aggressive, I think they’ll have a chance but if they come out flat then they’ll we’ll see a repeat of week 3. This game is going to be a 28-20 slugfest where the Jets will have a chance to win on the final drive of the game.