This Monday Night Football game tops off week-nine play for the NFL. Kickoff will be 8:15 pm ET at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The weather forecast is clear with winds at 3mph and temperatures in the low 60s.
New England vs NY Jets Pick – Offenses
Thus far this season, the Patriot offense has been uneven and lowkey. They’re averaging just 19.4 PPG. The team is accumulating 159.7 ground yards per game and 205.0 air yards per game. If the Pats’ stats are low, then NY’s are dismal. The Jets are averaging 11.8 PPG with under 300 offensive yards per contest. New York has been good for only 180.3 YPG in passing and 103.1 YPG in rushing.
QB Sam Darnold, like Newton, has struggled this season. He’s passed for three TDs while being sacked 19 times and tossing six picks. One of the team’s top receivers, Braxton Berrios, comes to the game with two TD catches and 23 receptions. RB Frank Gore has rushed for 340 yards on 96 carries, averaging 3.1 YPA.
Patriots vs Jets Spread Pick – Defenses
The Patriots are giving up 368.4 defensive YPG. Their run defense is a real liability, as opponents are averaging 140.4 YPG on the ground. Top performers on D include safety Devin McCourty, who has two picks and four PD, and DE Chase Winovich, who has accumulated 4.5 TFL and 2.5 sacks.
At the same time, the Jets are allowing opponents 406.5 YPG. Although the Jets are solid against the rush, they have struggled versus the pass, giving up 290.4 air-YPG. Safety Marcus Maye (2 Sacks, 4 TFL, 4 PD, 1 INT) and corners Brian Poole (0 Sacks, 2.5 TFL, 7 PD, 3 INTs) and Pierre Desir (1 Sack, 2 TFL, 7 PD, 2 INTs) are sound defenders. DT Quinnen Williams comes to the game with three sacks and 8.5 TFL.
New England vs NY Jets Pick – Final Word
Our New England vs NY Jets pick finds that the Pats have been hampered by offseason losses and injuries. At the same time, the Jets are undermanned. Consequently, we think that New England will win this game, but we don’t think they will cover. Thus, we like the NY Jets at +10.0 (-115).
New England Patriots vs New York Jets Summary
New York Jets at +10.0 (-115)