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New England Patriots vs. New York Jets Pick & Prediction SEP 19TH 2021

NFL | FOOTBALL
TV: CBS
Logo New England Patriots
VS
Logo New York Jets
0
OPENNER
42.5

-5.5 -110
CURRENT
42.5o -110

-238
MONEYLINE
+200

25
SCORE
6

Two 0-1 teams face off against each other in an AFC East matchup on Sunday afternoon. The New England Patriots didn’t get the start they wanted to in Week 1 but now have a favorable matchup. Although they were unable to beat the division rival Miami Dolphins, there was a lot to be happy about. Mac Jones looked comfortable throughout the game and that means a lot for a rookie.

The New York Jets have a rookie starting QB of their own in Zach Wilson. The Jets, much like the Patriots, narrowly lost their season opener. However, Wilson didn’t have quite the game that Mac Jones had. They’ll look to have a better outing against the Patriots’ secondary which is easier said than done. Hopefully, the Jets will have a better game plan to move the ball downfield on Sunday.

Patriots vs. Jets Betting Lines

TV: CBS

MONEY LINE: Patriots (-215) vs. Jets (+210)

SPREAD: Patriots -6 (-105) vs. Jets +6 (-115)

GAME TOTAL: Over 42 (-110) vs. Under 42 (-110)

Patriots vs. Jets Preview for Week 2

When taking a look at this game a couple of points really stand out. One of these points is the coaching prowess of Bill Belichick facing a weak Jets secondary. The other is the youthfulness of Mac Jones. Although he had a great game to open the season, rookie QB’s usually deal with inconsistency. We’ll be able to get a better look at Jones against this defense. The question becomes whether or not Belichick will allow him to pass more. They lost Week 1 due to a fumble by RB Damien Harris, this could be the tipping point to get pass-heavy.

The Jets have an opportunity here to get a win over a division rival. It would be the first time the Jets had beat the Patriots in over ten games. The Jets don’t have a whole lot of offense to hang their hat on though, which is a big problem. They’ll have to go against a fairly good Patriots secondary. Remember that the Patriots held the Miami Dolphins offense to 17 points, and nearly won the game. Going forward the Patriots won’t make those same mistakes.

Patriots vs. Jets Point Spread Picks

Patriots 24 - Jets 10

After mulling over the finer points of the game, we expect the Patriots to be all over the Jets. Just looking at who’s coaching on the sideline will help you make a decision. Sure, the Patriots made a mistake in Week 1 with a fumble that cost them the game. However, if you think that Bill Belichick is going to make the same mistake twice, you’ve lost it. The coaching isn’t the only reason the Patriots will come out on top though.

Defensively they’re a much better team than the Jets and that’s shown over the years. Being able to hold the efficient Miami Dolphins offense to just 17 points is a tough task. Where Zach Wilson will be able to throw the ball will be limited, which will cause turnovers. Expect the Patriots to pull off a lot of coverage sacks when they face the Jets. The main question is whether they’ll cover the 6-point spread. We believe the answer is yes, mostly because of the defense.

Extra Points

1. The Jets are 0-10 in their last ten games against the Patriots.

2. These two last faced in January of 2021, the Patriots won 28-14.

3. OT Trent Brown is listed as “day-to-day” for the game against the Jets.

Best Bet: New England Patriots -6

PREDICTION
New England Patriots
24
19
New York Jets

New England Patriots vs. New York Jets Recap SEP 19TH 2021

Mac Jones and the Patriots prevailed in a battle of highly touted rookie quarterbacks as New England earned a 25-6 win over Zach Wilson and the host New York Jets on Sunday afternoon in East Rutherford, N.J.

Jones, the No. 15 overall pick in this year's draft, completed 22-of-30 passes for 186 yards en route to his first NFL victory. Damien Harris rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown and James White also had a rushing TD for New England (2-0), which bounced back from a season-opening 17-16 home loss to Miami.

No. 2 overall pick Wilson was intercepted four times and threw for 210 yards on 19-of-33 passing for the Jets. Wilson has thrown five picks in his first two NFL games after tossing one interception in the Jets' 19-14 loss at Carolina last Sunday.

New York (0-2) suffered its 11th consecutive loss to New England over a six-year span.

Nick Folk made all four of his field goal attempts for New England, eclipsing Stephen Gostkowski's franchise record with his 32nd consecutive made field goal from 32 yards on his third of four attempts to make it 22-3 late in the third quarter.

Two plays after Wilson's fourth pick of the game early in the third quarter, Harris carried four Jets defenders on his back while powering in for a 26-yard touchdown to put the Patriots ahead 19-3.

Wilson's first two pass attempts were intercepted and he completed just 3-of-7 passes along with a trio of picks as New England built a 13-3 halftime lead. He is the first player since at least 1991 to be picked off on his first two attempts of the game, per NFL Research.

The first of two J.C. Jackson first-half interceptions set the Patriots up on the Jets' 35 yard line before Nick Folk kicked a 46-yard field goal to put New England up 3-0 with 4:46 remaining in the first quarter. White's seven-yard touchdown run with just over a minute to play in the quarter made it 10-0.

Matt Ammendola's 21-yard field goal capped New York's longest drive of the opening half at 59 yards to make it 10-3 with 9:52 left in the second quarter. Folk added a 49-yarder as time expired in the first half, matching Gostkowski's team record.

--Field Level Media

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