The 2-4 New England Patriots host the 1-4 New York Jets at Gillette Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 1:00 pm ET.
While Wilson was taken with the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick waited to swoop in and take Jones with the No. 15 pick. Although Jones was the fifth rookie quarterback taken in the QB-heavy draft class, analysts surmise that he is the highest-performing rookie quarterback in his class.
According to Nicole Yang from Boston Globe, “Pro Football Focus ranks Jones as the top rookie quarterback, with a grade (79.7) more than 20 points higher than Zach Wilson (59.4), Trey Lance (59.0), Trevor Lawrence (56.8), Davis Mills (56.3), and Justin Fields (56.0).”
Although the record doesn’t show it, the Patriots came toe-to-toe to winning at least three of those four losses. The Patriots lost to Miami by a point, Tampa Bay by two points, and they lost to the Cowboys by an overtime touchdown.
One of their two wins this year was against the Jets in Week 2, when the New England team erupted after their Week 1 loss with a 25-6 victory.
Still, the rookie disadvantage takes precedent as the Patriots are only expected to win by 6.5 points.
The second installment of the deep-seated divisional rivalry, the Patriots are expected to snatch another W from the Jets — or, as Tom Brady says, maybe the Patriots will just take the color green.
New York Jets at New England Patriots: How to watch Week 7 game online
Jets vs Patriots odds
The Patriots are favored by a touchdown at home, per WynnBet.
Kickoff from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts will be at 1:00 p.m. ET, 10:00 p.m. PT on Sunday, Oct. 24. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
If you want to stream this Week 7 game, you need to either purchase NFL Game Pass, have fuboTV or look around for it on Reddit.