3. How bad can the Jets defense make Mac Jones look?
The Jets' defense has been on a roll lately, allowing only 12 points per game over the last three games which is the best in the NFL over that span.
For all of the grief that Zach Wilson has got, Mac Jones has been worse. He was bad enough that he got benched for rookie Bailey Zappe. Similar to Wilson, the Patriots quarterback has struggled against pressure.
The Jets' defense has been able to get pressure fairly consistently with four pass rushers, in large part because their secondary has been on a roll to start the season. This should be a good matchup for the Jets' defense where they should be able to make big plays against Jones.
Based on the offensive performance for the Jets, it will then be seen if the team can win the game just by playing disciplined football on the other side or if the defense will need to force multiple turnovers as they have over the past few weeks.
The Jets could come away from this game being 6-2 on the season (exceeding their projected total of 5.5 through the first eight games) while adding on another divisional win for the season.
There will be great energy at MetLife Stadium and there will be plenty that fans learn about this team from their approach and execution for this matchup against the Patriots.