New England Patriots vs. New York Jets Preview and Predictions 10-21-2019

The New York Jets were among the teams victimized in the red-hot start by the New England Patriots, who breezed to a 30-14 victory during the first meeting between the AFC East rivals in Week 3. The Jets will get a chance to avenge that defeat and hand the Patriots their first loss when they host the reigning Super Bowl champions on Monday Night Football.

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New York was forced to go with third-string quarterback Luke Falk and was totally outclassed in the first matchup, but it hopes to turn the tables with starter Sam Darnold back in the lineup. "He's a good quarterback," New England coach Bill Belichick said of Darnold. "We saw him at the end of the year last year. He can make all the throws. Big, strong kid." The Patriots suffocated the Jets on Sept. 22, allowing only 105 total yards in posting their seventh straight win in the series, and have yet to permit more than 14 points. "I think for us, when you get locked in on trying to break the dynasty or tear them down, that's when you start losing control of yourself," Darnold said of not placing too much emphasis on the revenge factor versus New England, which has not played since beating the New York Giants on Oct. 10.

TV: 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: Patriots -9.5. O/U: 44

ABOUT THE PATRIOTS (6-0): Tom Brady has been intercepted in each of his last three games and failed to throw for a touchown in two of them, but he finished with 306 yards and a pair of scores in the first meeting as New England opened a 30-point lead before New York scored a pair of defensive TDs. New England ranks second to Carolina with 25 sacks and leads the league in points (8.0) and total yards allowed (234.7) while limiting opponents to 73.7 yards on the ground. Wideout Josh Gordon (knee/ankle) is not expected to play Monday, but Julian Edelman is coming off consecutive 100-yard games and had seven catches for 62 yards and a touchdown in Week 3.

ABOUT THE JETS (1-4): Darnold missed three games due to mononucleosis but returned to the lineup last week and guided New York to its first victory, throwing for 338 yards and a pair of scores in a 24-22 victory over visiting Dallas. New York was limited to 128 total yards in a Week 5 loss at Philadelphia, but Darnold jump-started the offense by connecting with wideouts Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder for a combined 11 receptions for 223 yards and a score. Running back Le'Veon Bell finally scored his first rushing TD last week but averages only 51.2 yards, including 35 on 18 carries at New England. The Jets have mustered only seven sacks in five games.


1. Brady has eight TDs and zero interceptions in his last three games against New York.

2. Jets S Jamal Adams, coming off a season-high nine tackles, had a 61-yard pick-six in Week 3.

3. Patriots RB James White has at least six receptions in three straight games.

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Last Injuries

New York Jets

  • Lamical Perine

    Prob Sun | probable

    Perine has an ankle injury, but he is likely to be in Sunday's lineup versus the Colts.

  • Breshad Perriman

    Doub Sun | doubtful

    Perriman was lifted from the last game with a sprained ankle, and he is unlikely to be active against the Colts on Sunday.

  • Quincy Wilson

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Wilson was forced from the previous game to be evaluated for a concussion. It has yet to be established if he will be cleared in time for Sunday's clash versus the Colts.

  • Arthur Maulet

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Maulet has been entered on the injured reserve list due to a groin injury, and it is unknown when he will return to action.

  • Connor McGovern

    Ques Sun | questionable

    McGovern departed the previous game due to a hamstring injury, and it is uncertain if he will face the Colts on Sunday.

  • Nate Hairston

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Hairston is bothered by a hip injury, and his status for Sunday's tilt versus the Colts is in question.

  • Chris Hogan

    Out Sun | out

    Hogan was removed from the last game with injured ribs, and he will not take the field Sunday versus the Colts.

  • George Fant

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Fant is going through the league-mandated concussion protocol, and it remains to be seen if he will pass it in time for Sunday's tilt versus the Colts.

New England Patriots

  • James White

    Ques Sun | questionable

    White missed the last game as he was away from the team due to a family matter. It is unclear if he will return to the fold for Sunday's contest against the Raiders.

  • Josh Uche

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Uche sat out the last game with an ankle injury, and it is up in the air if he will be good to go against the Raiders on Sunday.

  • Kyle Dugger

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Dugger is hobbled by an ankle injury, and it is uncertain if he will be a participant in Sunday's game versus the Raiders.

  • Jarrett Stidham

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Stidham has missed the last two games with leg and hip discomfort, leaving his availability for Sunday's battle versus the Raiders hazy.

  • Dalton Keene

    Prob Sun | probable

    Keene has been held out of the last two games due to a neck injury, but he is projected to take the field against the Raiders on Sunday.

  • Julian Edelman

    Prob Sun | probable

    Edelman is expected to be in Sunday's lineup versus the Raiders despite a knee injury.

  • David Andrews

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Andrews has a hand injury, and it is unclear if he will play Sunday versus the Raiders.

  • Adam Butler

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Butler is dealing with a shoulder injury, and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Raiders on Sunday.