New York Jets can shock the world and win on Monday Night Football

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The New York Jets will look to split the season series with the New England Patriots in a Week 7 showdown. Here is why the can shock the world and pull off the victory.

The New York Jets are off to a 1-4 start but have a lot of momentum going into Monday night’s game against the 6-0 New England Patriots. Last week was the first win of the season for the Jets against a Dallas Cowboys team that was regarded as one of the top teams in the entire NFL.

Sam Darnold came back after missing three games with mononucleosis and dominated Dak Prescott and the Cowboys throwing for 338 yards and two touchdowns.

New England got revenge on the New York Giants on Thursday night for beating them in two Super Bowls with a dominating 35-14 win. Tom Brady struggled, throwing for no touchdowns and one interception, but the defense and special teams shined.

The stingy defense got three interceptions off of Giants quarterback Daniel Jones while the special teams blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown.

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The scary part about the Patriots is that Tom Brady is not close to his best form and they are still dominating their opponents. New England is allowing a league-best eight points per game, only allowing 5.3 points per game on the road.

All of this success is coming right after the whole Antonio Brown drama finished, which demonstrates the incredible focus of the team on strictly football every week.

The Jets are coming into form at the perfect time of the season. New York played all of their hardest games of the season early in the schedule and had trouble because of the losses of Sam Darnold and C.J. Mosley.

The Jets dominated the Buffalo Bills mounting a 16-0 with Mosley on the field, but the defense crumbled when he went down, leading to the eventual loss.

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Unfortunately for New England, Darnold is back, and Mosely might be making his much-anticipated return Monday night. The addition of Jordan Jenkins and Quinnen Williams back into the lineup for the Cowboys game made an immediate impact for Gregg Williams’ defense.

It was apparent that when Williams sent the house, they got there much faster, which made Prescott panic. Part of the success right of the bat was the return of Jenkins and Williams who bring ferociousness to the defense.

The formula to beating Tom Brady for the Jets has been a great defense that generates pressure with an offense that wins the time of possession.

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The 2010 AFC Divisional Playoff win against the Patriots in Foxborough demonstrated this with Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie locking down the wideouts and pressure getting to Brady.

If Gregg Williams delivers some ingenious formations to get pressure on Brady with star safety Jamal Adams and Leonard Williams, then the Jets will not allow him to dissect the defense in the pocket.

This will also allow Darnold and the Jets offense to win the time of possession game with Le’Veon Bell dominating out of the backfield.

The offense cannot feature too much of Bell because of Bill Belichick’s genius of not letting the best player on the other team beat them.

Stacking the box to stop Bell will open man coverage in the secondary which means Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder will need to create separation while providing throwing windows for Darnold.

To beat the Patriots almost everything has to go right and it can happen, especially after a good home victory against the Cowboys.

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Mosley’s leadership and Darnold’s good quarterback play can bring a new-found spark to the team that might result in a Jets win on Monday night.