New York Jets vs. New England Patriots NFL Week 3 Predictions

New York Jets vs. New England Patriots NFL Week 3 Predictions

New York Jets vs. New England Patriots NFL Week 3 Predictions, Preview & NFL Betting Tips

We have New York Jets vs. New England Patriots NFL Week 3 Predictions, Preview & NFL Betting Tips from Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

Things may be about to go from bad to worse for the New York Jets, as they prepare to visit the New England Patriots in Week 3. The game is set to get underway at 1:00 EST on Sunday, September 15.

The Patriots are listed as a whopping 22.5-point favorite, which is even higher than last week’s win over the Dolphins. There is also an over/under for the game of 44 points.

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New York Jets Form

It doesn’t get much worse than the two weeks the Jets have experienced to start the season. They looked almost certain to win in Week 1 against the Bills before blowing a 16-0 lead.

On the heels of that loss, they learned that quarterback Sam Darnold will miss several weeks after being diagnosed with mono. The Jets hosted the Browns on Monday night, only to see backup quarterback Trevor Siemian leave with an injury during the team’s 23-3 loss.

Now at 0-2, all of the optimism before the season with new head coach Adam Gase has disappeared, as New York’s season is quickly turning into a disaster.

With Siemian lost for the season and Darnold out for a few more weeks, it appears that Luke Falk will be the starting quarterback for the Jets in Week 3. Falk, who led a high-flying offense at Washington State during his college days, acquitted himself well in place of Siemian on Monday, completing 20 of his 25 passes for close to 200 yards.

Of course, it didn’t translate into points, as the Jets only managed a field goal. Already, the Jets are becoming overly reliant on Le’Veon Bell, who caught 10 of the team’s 23 completions on Monday but only managed 61 yards in addition to his 68 yards rushing on 21 carries.

The Jets don’t have much of a choice given their quarterback situation, but it does make their offense predictable.

For what it’s worth, the New York defense has been solid this year, especially considering the team’s offensive woes. However, C.J. Mosley is battling an injury that kept him sidelined on Monday and safety Jamal Adams has expressed his frustration with the organization, so things are a little shaky on the defensive side of the ball when the Jets need their defense the most.

New England Patriots Form

While the Jets are in a living nightmare, it’s been smooth sailing for the Patriots through two weeks. In two games, New England has outscored the Steelers and Dolphins a combined 76-3. The fast start has made New England even bigger favorites to win yet another Super Bowl.

As noted from the 76 points in two games, there’s been no stopping Tom Brady and the New England offense this season. It’s fair to question the teams they’ve played thus far, as both the Steelers and Dolphins are 0-2 and kind of a mess.

On the other hand, Brady might have the best collection of wide receivers he’s ever had. Antonio Brown joined the Patriots in Week 2, catching four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown.

He joins Josh Gordon, Julian Edelman, and deep threat Philip Dorsett to give New England four receivers that can go toe-to-toe with nearly any receiving corps in the league.

The New England defense isn’t half bad either. They’ve already collected eight sacks and five interceptions, including two picks that have been returned for a touchdown.

Even when they’re not forcing turnovers, the Patriots have dropped the hammer on opponents and have yet to allow a touchdown.

New York Jets vs. New England Patriots head-to-head

Having played in the same division since 1960 and seeing each other twice a season every year since then, there is plenty of history between the Jets and Patriots.

Of course, most of that recent history has favored the Patriots. New England has swept the season series from the Jets three years in a row and six times in the last eight seasons.

That’s just two wins in 16 games for the Jets since they beat the Patriots in the Divisional Round of the playoffs following the 2010 season. That was also the last time the Jets won a game in New England.

More distressing for New York is the fact that they’ve scored six points or less in their last three games at Gillette Stadium.

New York Jets vs. New England Patriots Betting Trends

  • Patriots are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf.
  • Patriots are 40-16-2 in their last 58 home games.
  • Jets are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. AFC East.
  • Home team is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings.
  • Favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

New York Jets vs. New England Patriots NFL Week 3 Predictions

The debate isn’t about whether the Patriots will win, but whether they can cover 22.5 points. That’s a massive spread for an NFL game.

However, the Patriots have refused to let up during their first two games, and they aren’t going to go easy on the rival Jets.

With the Jets on the verge of self-destruction, it’s okay to take a chance on the Patriots covering the 22.5-point spread.

New York Jets vs. New England Patriots NFL Week 3 Predictions: Patriots -22.5 (-101) @ BetOnline

Bryan Zarpentine
Bryan Zarpentine
Bryan Zarpentine is a freelance writer and editor who has a ridiculous amount of sports-related content published all over the Internet, ranging from football to baseball to soccer, and beyond. He is a 2008 graduate of Syracuse University and makes his home in Upstate New York.

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