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Week 10 Preview: New York Jets vs New England Patriots

After the bye week, the New York Jets are back at it as they face their divisional rival the New England Patriots this Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots already defeated the Jets in Week 8 and are looking to get revenge. Here is a preview:

What To Expect: 

  • First Place: Your eyes are not deceiving you. The Jets are only a game back of the first-place Miami Dolphins. The Bills losing to the Vikings was huge as it catapulted the Jets to potentially be in first place in the division. Since they own the tiebreaker with the Dolphins, if they win the Jets will be in first place. The last time they have been in first place this late in the season? Week 12 of the 2010 season when they were 9-2.
  • Defense Has Some Sauce to It: CB Sauce Gardner has changed the complexion of this defense as the rookie CB allowed only 40.8% of the opponent's completion percentage (sixth in the NFL). In layman's terms, don't throw to Gardner. With the Jets coming off a bye week, Gardner is rested and ready to continue his incredible rookie season.
  • The Bye Week: The Jets needed this bye week so everyone can rest up and heal from their injuries.

Just The Facts: 

  • The Patriots won 13 straight games against the Patriots. Their last loss against the Jets? December 27th, 2015. 
  • If the Patriots win, this will be the 14th straight time they have beaten the Jets which will be an NFL record for most consecutive wins for one team.
  • The Jets are currently undefeated on the road (4-0)
  • The Jets haven't won a game at Gillette Stadium since January 14th, 2011 (AFC Divisional Game)

Five Big Questions to Ask:

  • Will the Jets finally beat the Patriots?
  • How will the Jets' defense be after a bye week?
  • Does this bye week help Zach Wilson?
  • Will the Jet's run game keep it going?
  • Will the Jets be in first place after this game?

Who is on the Injury Report? 

Questionable: WR Corey Davis (knee), G Nate Herbig (Shin) NT Sheldon Rankins (Elbow), OT Duane Brown (Shoulder) 

Prediction: For the first time in what it seems like an eternity, the Jets are playing for something: First place in the AFC East. The Jets' defense will figure out Bill Belichick's offense and will keep QB Mac Jones on his toes.

Final Score: Jets 23 Patriots 20

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