Second meeting of the season between these two sides. The Patriots came out on top 25-6 in the Week 2 game in which rookie QB Zach Wilson threw 4 interceptions as the Jets were held without a TD. Will Belichick’s defense succeed again or will Wilson and the Jets come prepared after their bye week?
New England lost in OT to the Dallas Cowboys in a game that I thought they’d be blown out in. Belichick’s defense was torn apart through the air to the tune of 445 yards and 3 TDs as Dak Prescott and the Cowboys put up 35 points, the most New England have given up in a single game all year. Mac Jones again played steady but unspectacular football as he threw for just shy of 230 yards and 2 TDs, but did dampen his performance with a pick-6 thrown to the insatiable Trevon Diggs.
The Jets are coming off their bye week after a Week 5 London loss to the Falcons. Zach Wilson threw yet another interception in that game, his ninth in only five games and is yet to play an NFL game without throwing it to the other team. Whilst Wilson is asked to do a lot as a rookie without much of a running game behind him, nor O-Line in front of him, his gunslinger style of play we saw at BYU has followed him to the NFL and he has to understand that you just can’t win games consistently when you turn the ball over multiple times. On defense, the Jets are a well coached if somewhat talent devoid group, but Bryce Hall has caught my eye when watching the Jets. The second-year Cornerback has been around the ball a lot through 5 games, and made plenty of tackles when I went to watch them play Atlanta in London. Hall has made 5 or more combined tackles & assists in four straight games, including 6 in the Week 2 matchup between these two sides.
Spread: Patriots -7.0
Total Match Points line: U/O 42.5
Game Prediction: Patriots 26-14 Jets
Best Bet: Zach Wilson over 1.5 Interceptions and Bryce Hall over 4.5 Tackles & Assists @ 10/3 with Bet365 Bet Builder. [0.5]