The NY Jets will return from their bye week in Week 7 to take on a familiar foe in the New England Patriots. And they'll be hoping to put together a better showing this time around.
These two teams met back in Week 2 with the Patriots scoring a convincing 25-6 victory. It was a disastrous day for rookie quarterback Zach Wilson who threw four interceptions in what was a disappointing loss for Gang Green.
The Jets will certainly be hoping to see Wilson improve his play in Week 7 upon the team's return from their bye week. As for the Patriots, they'll be hoping to improve to 3-4 after a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys this past weekend.
Which team will claim sole possession of second place in the AFC East? There's only one way to find out.
NY Jets vs. New England Patriots Odds Week 7
According to WynnBet, the Patriots are the 7-point favorites at home against the Jets. The Patriots' moneyline for the game is currently set at -300 while the Jets are the underdogs at +250.
The total over/under for the game is set at 43.0 points.
NY Jets vs. New England Patriots Prediction Week 7
The Jets have played some competitive football this year, but their troublingly slow starts continue to hold them back. They've scored just 13 points in the first half of their first five games with their only touchdown coming back in Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans.
Perhaps it should come as no surprise that that's the only game they've won so far.
The Patriots have played efficient football on offense with Mac Jones doing his part to move the football somewhat consistently. If the Jets want to win this game, they'll have to avoid the back-breaking mistakes on offense.
Wilson must play more like he did against the Titans than he did in Week 2 against New England. Of course, traveling to Gillette Stadium is no easy task for any quarterback, let alone a rookie.
But the Jets are going to have to find some sort of offensive consistency if they are to defeat their division rivals. This Patriots team isn't unbeatable — they lost to the Miami Dolphins in Week 1.
That said, it would feel like a mistake to pick against them this week. Let's call it a low-scoring 24-13 Patriots win in Week 7.