Patriots vs Jets 2019 NFL Week 7 Odds & Pick for Sunday Night

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 16, 2019 in

There are many story lines for Sunday’s game. 1st place in the NFC East is on the line. The struggling Philadelphia secondary versus the struggling Dallas passing game. This one should be exciting, and could come down to the final possession. AT&T Stadium will be ready for this NFC East clash on Sunday night.

Although the Patriots haven’t played the stiffest competition this season, they’re still 6-0, and they look like one of the AFC’s best teams. The New York Jets, coming off of their first win of the season, will welcome Bill Belichick and his Patriots to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, for an AFC East clash on Monday Night Football.

Let’s take a look at the latest NFL Odds while making some predictions.

Patriots vs Jets 2019 NFL Week 7 Odds & Pick for Sunday Night

Patriots Looking to Repeat Success

These two teams have already met once this season, with the Patriots defeating the Jets 30-14. The Jets were under the direction of quarterback Luke Falk in their week 3 matchup. Falk is no longer on the team, could only muster 105 yards against the vaunted Patriots defense.

Both of the Jets touchdowns came via a pick six, and a fumble recovery in the end zone on a muffed punt. Over the last three seasons, the Patriots have dominated the Jets. They have won seven in a row, outscoring the Jets 208-73.

The Patriots have had much better success at home than they have had on the road against the Jets. When New England has traveled to New Jersey, they have won their three games by a combined 25 points. New York’s second year starting quarterback, Sam Darnold, returned to action last week after missing significant time due to mononucleosis.

Darnold led the winless Jets to their first victory of the year over the heavily favored Dallas Cowboys. Darnold threw for 338 yards and two touchdowns against the Cowboys. Having Darnold back put a spark into the Jets and their struggling offense.

Bell Looks to Keep Rolling

One person that was extremely happy to see Darnold back was Le’Veon Bell. Even though he only had 50 yards on 14 carries, he looked much more lively, and now that Darnold is back, teams won’t be able to load up the box to stop him. He will also be much more involved in the passing game with Darnold under center.

Even though he looks like he’s slowing down, Tom Brady continues to get things done. Coming off of a long break after their Thursday night 34-10 win over the Giants, Brady will be good and rested for the Jets. Brady will need all of the help that he can get, as his receiving corps has been hit hard by injuries. Julian Edelman has sore ribs, Josh Gordon suffered a knee injury, and Phillip Dorsett has missed the last two games with a sore hamstring.

Rookie Jakobi Meyers has stepped up, but Brady has had to rely on his rushing game more than he has had to in the past.  Defensively, the Patriots are playing at a historic level. They are leading the NFL in interceptions, takeaways, yards allowed and points allowed per game. They are giving up fewer than 10 points per game.

This defense is being compared to the 1985 Bears and the 2000 Ravens defenses. This defense will see a better version of the Jets this week than they did in week 3, so they should have a tougher time stopping the Jets in this one.

Blowout City

The Patriots are 9.5 point favorites in this one. It’s been documented that the Patriots always seem to have a hard time with the Jets when they travel to New Jersey. This one should be a good game, but the Patriots defense should prove to be too much for Sam Darnold and company.