The New England Patriots will travel to the Meadowlands for a Sunday afternoon matchup against the New York Jets. The Jets enter at 5-2 and in second place in the AFC East. On the other side New England is 3-4, currently in last place in the competitive division.
Jets In Week 7
The Jets are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now. They’ve won four straight games, including a statement win over Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. In week 7, they were able to hold on for a 16-9 victory over the Denver Broncos at mile high. The win did come at a cost, as they lost standout rookie running back Breece Hall and tackle Alijah-Vera Tucker to season-ending injuries. The Jets responded to losing Hall by trading for James Robinson, the now former Jacksonville power running back. Robinson will split time with Michael Carter in the Jets backfield.
Patriots In Week 7
The Patriot’s week 7 performance might have been the worst Pats fans have seen in years. They let the worst offense in football run up and down the field. It was so bad; you could’ve mistaken Justin Fields for Lamar Jackson. Besides that, Bill Belichick pulled Mac Jones for Bailey Zappe amongst thunderous chants from the crowd. This decision further complicating the Patriot’s situation at quarterback going forward. The Patriots are in a less than ideal situation, to say the least.
On The Call
The game on Sunday will be televised nationally on CBS, with kickoff set for 1:00 pm ET. Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, and sideline reporter Evan Washburn will be on the call. You can listen to the game locally on 98.5, The Sports Hub in Boston.
Patriots at Jets Week 8 Game Notes
- The Patriots have won 12 straight games against the New York Jets.
- New England is 9-3 against the Jets at MetLife Stadium.
- Bill Belichik is 35-11 against the Jets during his tenure with New England.
- Jacobi Meyers continues to be the Patriot’s most dependable receiver on offense.
- Mac Jones will get the start over Bailey Zappe.
- Bill Belichick still needs one more win to pass George Halas on the all-time wins list for a head coach (325).
- Matthew Judon continues to be the best pass rusher in all of football. He is only a sack and a half away from double digits.
- DeVante Parker continues to be an excellent deep threat for the Patriots.
- Nick Folk will face his old team on Sunday when he kicks against the Jets. Folk will need to be on point for the Patriots to pull out a close win.
- Jake Bailey has been awful this season, only averaging 35.4 yards on punts, which ranks in the league’s bottom tier.
- The Jets traded for Jaguars running back James Robinson during the week. See how they incorporate him into the offense with Hall’s injury.
- The Patriots could be without center David Andrews on Sunday, which would be a massive loss against the young Jets defensive front.
- Braxton Berrios has been one of the best specialists in the NFL this season and could play a significant role in defeating the team that released him.
- Sauce Gardner looks to be one hell of a pick by Jets GM Joe Douglas. A true lockdown and playmaking corner.
Patriots at Jets Week 8 Fantasy
Rhamondre Stevenson: Damian Harris is still not quite right as he works back from injury. Due to that, expect Stevenson to continue to get the bulk of the carries. Plus, if you throw in the mess that is the Patriots quarterback situation, you can expect Stevenson to continue producing RB1 numbers.
Patriots’ Defense: I can’t envision the Patriots having two duds in a row on defense. Bill Belichick always brings a little something extra when playing the Jets and will have something to prove on Sunday. The Jet’s passing attack doesn’t scare anyone in the slightest, and neither does their running game with Hall out for the season.
Elijah Moore: The drama continues with Jets wideout Elijah Moore. He’s been pushed to the sideline most of the season, with rookie Garrett Wilson getting a chunk of the action on the outside. He did return to practice this week, but he won’t be in Mike LaFleur’s good graces. Go with a safer option and bench Moore on Sunday.
Mac Jones: It’s probably best to stay away from playing any Patriots quarterbacks for the time being. It only took two drives for Mac Jones to get benched on Monday night, and it remains to be seen how long of a leash he has on Sunday. Go with a safer option if you can.
Betting Patriots at Jets Week 8
Patriots at Jets Odds
- Spread: Patriots -3 (-107) / Jets +3 (-120)
- Moneyline: Patriots (-143) / Jets (+125)
- Over/Under: 40 Points (-110)
Thomas’ Betting Picks
I like the under in this game, with a lot of punts and field goals happening for both teams. Based on the predicted game flow and the final score of 19-17, parlaying the Pats ML with the under is the best bet.
Patriots at Jets Prediction: Patriots Win 19-17.