PATRIOTS (0-1) at JETS (0-1)
MetLife Stadium, 1 p.m.
Line: Patriots by 6; O/U 42.5
TV/Radio: CBS (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green); ESPN-98.7-FM (Bob Wischusen, Marty Lyons); Sirius 98; XM 231
Jets: Doubtful: LB Jamien Sherwood (ankle); Questionable: WR Jamison Crowder (groin), WR Keelan Cole (knee), CB Isaiah Dunn (shoulder), OL Chuma Edoga (Non-COVID illness).
Patriots: Out: LB Kyle Van Noy (throat), K Quinn Nordin (abdomen); Questionable: T Trent Brown (calf), T Yodny Cajuste (hamstring), LB Ronnie Perkins (shoulder), TE Jonnu Smith (hip)
“Every time they come up on the schedule, it’s definitely a game that’s circled every year. Not only just because it’s a divisional game. But I haven’t beaten them since I’ve been here. Just go out, do the ordinary things right, play hard and expect to win.”
— Marcus Maye, Jets fifth-year safety on playing the Patriots
The Jets lost starters to injury at linebacker and safety in Week 1. The continuity could be shaky and there could be coverage issues that Patriots try to exploit. The Pats may look to get their new TEs Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith more involved than last week when QC Mac Jones found them for a combined for eight catches for 73 yards and no touchdowns.
Nelson Agholor, Patriots WR: He looked good in his Patriots debut with five catches (seven targets) for 72 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown. His vertical presence could pose an issue for the Jets, who allowed a 57-yard touchdown to Robby Anderson last week.
— NICK KLOPSIS
12-27-2015: The last time the Jets beat the Patriots. Eric Decker caught a 6-yard TD pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick in OT. The Jets’ have lost 10 straight to New England by an average of 18.5 points. It’s the NFL’s second-longest active streak. The Jets also own a tie for the longest – 11 straight against Philadelphia.