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Kendrick Bourne scores his 75-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6. Matthew J Lee/Globe staff

The Patriots have yet to win a game at home this season, starting off 0-4 in Foxborough for the first time in 18 years.

A Week 7 matchup with the lowly New York Jets might break the streak.

New England (2-4) handily won the first game between the two teams back in Week 2, picking off Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson four times and holding New York (1-5) without a touchdown.

But some injuries to the Patriots’ secondary might mean Mac Jones and the offense have to handle more of the burden this time around.

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12:11 p.m.: Another story worth monitoring as the Patriots go through the season is Nick Folk’s health.

The veteran kicker has been excellent this season, missing just one kick all year (the potential game-winner against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers). But warm-ups the last few weeks have been an adventure, with Folk spraying the ball around the yard more than usual.

The reason for his struggles may be a left knee injury, which would affect his ability to plant on kicks.

Folk didn’t have to kick any field goals against Dallas last week but hit all three of his extra-point attempts, suggesting he should be able to do his job when called upon.

But his nagging knee injury is far from ideal for the Patriots, who currently only have punter Jake Bailey available to kick in emergency situations with Quinn Nordin currently on injured reserve.

11:48 a.m.: Making sense of Stevenson’s health scratch is difficult for a few reasons.

For one, he clearly looked like the second back in the pecking order just last week, snapping Brandon Bolden and scoring his first career touchdown. He’s had 19 touches for 85 yards since being activated for the Houston Texans game, has been solid both as a runner and receiver and, most importantly, hasn’t fumbled the football.


Also, running backs coach Ivan Fears has spent the last few weeks pumping up the rookie up after showing the young back tough love to in the beginning stages of the season.

“He’s going to turn it loose, and we’ll be all right. Believe me, we will be all right,” Fears said of Stevenson two weeks ago.

“I like the kid. He’s a conscientious kid trying to do what’s right. He’s made some great strides in the few weeks that we had to sit him down. I’m really happy, and I hope he has a chance to show everybody what he’s really all about.”

Now, just as soon as he was getting that chance, he’s back on the bench without an apparent injury.

Perhaps he had a bad week of practice this past week, or maybe there were some pass protection issues or missed assignments in his last two appearances the coaching staff couldn’t forgive.

Aside from that, this move feels hard to figure out.

11:33 a.m.: A few big names and surprises headline the Patriots’ inactive list for today’s game, including linebacker Dont’a Hightower and running back Rhamondre Stevenson.


New England’s inactive are as follows: Hightower, Stevenson, Yasir Durant, Shaun Wade and Ronnie Perkins.

Hightower had been listed as questionable this week with elbow and ankle injuries and did not practice on Wednesday and Friday.

Stevenson, however, appears to be a healthy scratch after two solid weeks of play, giving J.J. Taylor an opportunity to get some run against the Jets.

The good news: starting right guard Shaq Mason, who worked out on the field a bit ago, looks like he’ll be good to go for Sunday. Joejuan Williams could also see some action today with the cornerback position looking perilously thin due to Jonathan Jones landing on injured reserve.

11:03 a.m.: The Patriots aren’t the only ones potentially dealing with a key defensive absence in Week 7.

Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley, who’s doubtful to play with a hamstring injury, has worked out on the field before the game in hopes of giving it a go, according to The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin.

If Mosley did play, he’d be one of the only players with a “Doubtful” designation coming into a game to suit up all year.

On the Patriots’ side of things, the defense will be without starting slot cornerback Jonathan Jones, who went on injured reserve this week. That’s a blow for a secondary that has given up more than 700 yards passing and six touchdowns through the last two weeks.

Myles Bryant (practice squad elevation) figures to get some snaps in the slot in relief of Jones, though Jalen Mills might also be able to slide inside if the Patriots feel comfortable enough playing Joejuan Williams on the outside.