Patriots vs. Jets Week 7 Betting Odds
The undefeated (6-0) New England Patriots head into the Meadowlands on Monday night to take on the 1-4 New York Jets. Both team are coming off impressive wins last week. The Jets were bug underdogs against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and used the momentum created by the return of starting quarterback Sam Darnold to hold on late while pulling out the 24-22 victory. The Patriots hosted the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football and forced 4 turnovers en route to a 35-14 victory. The win was the first the Jets while the Patriots won their 6th straight to start the season.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was 31-41 for 334 yards against the Giants with no passing touchdowns, but he did not need any with the dominate performance from the defense. Running back Sony Michel had a nice day with 22 carries for 86 yards. Julian Edelman led all receivers with 9 catches for 113 yards and a touchdown. New England shows no signs of slowing down as Brady and the offense is now complimented by arguably the leagues most dominant defense
The Jets held a 21-9 fourth quarter lead on Sunday and watched most of the lead go away as the Cowboys scored a touchdown with 43 seconds left to get within 2 points. Fortunately for the defense the Jets were able to get the stop on the 2-point conversion to preserve the win. Darnold finished 23-32 for 338 yards and 2 touchdowns in his return from mononucleosis. Running back Leveon Bell had 14 carries for 50 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Robby Anderson had a stellar day with 5 catches for 125 yards and a touchdown.
Now, Darnold and the Jets hope to use that momentum to get something going against the Patriots' top-ranked defense at MetLife Stadium in a prime-time showdown. New York is also expecting linebacker C.J Mosley, sidelined since injuring his groin in the season opener, to return Monday night. The Patriots are off to a 6-0 start for the fourth time in team history, with a chance to get to 7-0 for just the third time. They also have a chance to sweep the two-game regular-season series against the Jets for the fourth straight year. Brady is 28-6 against the Jets in the regular season, including seven straight wins. He's also 16-7 in Monday night games, including 2-0 against New York. Meanwhile, Belichick is 18-8 on Monday nights -- but just 9-7 in those games on the road. The Jets and Patriots play on a Monday night for the eighth time, and New York leads those matchups 4-3. The previous time the AFC East rivals squared off on "Monday Night Football" was in 2010, when New England cruised to a 45-3 victory. It's also the first time the Patriots are playing a Monday night game on the road against the Jets since 2005, when they won 31-21. The Patriots enter tis road contest with all the confidence in the world and it's a safe bet that their confidence will be justified.