The New England Patriots and the New York Jets start their second week of the 2021 NFL season in search of a win. After a thrilling opening game that saw the Patriots fall to the Dolphins 17 to 16, head coach Bill Belichick is eager to get his first win of the season and recover quickly. Meanwhile, the hosts finished their preseason run with an undefeated record but failed to bring the same pace in Week 1 following a loss to the Panthers.
With that, NitroBetting gets ready for the next set of matches in Week 2, including this Patriots vs. Jets contest. Find essential event info, team and player statistics, and the latest NFL odds down below. On top of that, we provide timely betting trends and betting predictions, both of which are geared to help you make the best picks. Be sure to check out the latest 2021 NFL odds at out online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Patriots vs. Jets Game Information
- When: Sunday, September 19, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
- TV: CBS
- Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (Patriots) / ESPN New York 98.7 FM (Jets)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: New England Patriots (-4.0) / New York Jets (+4.0)
Why Bet on the New England Patriots?
It was a disappointing 2020 season for New England. The team only managed a 7-9 record, a third-place finish in the AFC East, and was a no-show in the playoffs. After numerous tweaks to the team and the program itself, we might see an improved Patriots team.
Despite their losing efforts against the Miami Dolphins last week, they were able to get ahead of their opponents in total plays, total yards, and rushing yards with 70, 393 yards, and 126 yards, respectively. Mac Jones recorded 280 yards on 29 of 39 passing, including a touchdown. Taking care of the rushing was Damien Harris, who led the team with 100 yards on 23 carries. Nelson Agholor steered the receiving end with 72 yards, 5 receptions, and the only receiving touchdown. James White, Jakobi Meyers, and Jonnu Smith all finished with more than 40 yards and combined for 17 receptions.
Previewing the defense, it was a slow night for the side as Kyle Dugger led the unit with 6 tackles (5 solo) in Week 1. Devin McCourty and Ja’Whaun Bentley had 4 solo tackles each, with the former adding three tackle assists to his name. Kyle Van Noy and Joshua Uche had a sack each, while Jonathan Jones listed the only interception of the defense.
Why Bet on the New York Jets?
The New York Jets look forward to having their crowd’s support on Sunday after suffering a 19-14 road loss to the Panthers. In their losing efforts, they were outplayed by their opponents by over 100 yards and over 60 rushing yards. This says a lot about their offense and the areas that need work. Zach Wilson took charge and finished with 258 yards on 20 of 37 passing, two touchdowns, and an interception.
He had numerous targets on the receiving end as Corey Davis led the pack with 97 yards, 5 receptions, and a pair of touchdowns. Braxton Berrios had 51 yards on 5 receptions, while Denzel Mims had 40 yards on a single reception.
It was a busier night for the Jets’ defense as Marcus Maye took the helm and finished with a team-high 8 tackles (5 solo). Brandon Echols and Shaq Lawson combined for 8 solo tackles, and John Franklin registered the only sack of the defense on top of 3 tackles. Ultimately, if the team wants to challenge the Patriots, they have to do better on the defensive end and put pressure early on.
Patriots vs. Jets Betting Trends
- The 49ers are 8-3 in their last 11 regular-season road games (7-4 ATS).
- The Niners are 3-4 in their last seven games against NFC East opponents (2-6 ATS).
- The totals have gone over in four of the Niners’ last six games in general.
- The Eagles went 3-4-1 at home last season (5-3 ATS).
- The Eagles are 7-2 against San Francisco since 2005 (8-1 ATS).
- The totals have gone under in each of the Eagles’ last three meetings against the Niners.
Patriots vs. Jets Expert Betting Predictions
Experts and oddsmakers alike are still high on the Niners as the favorite to win this Week 2 showdown seeing that Kyle Shanahan’s crew was just able to ring up a huge score, which is not often the case for the team. However, history also has it that Philly has been able to hang with San Fran in their rare regular-season matchups. Throw in the Eagles’ morale-boosting victory on opening week and an upset by the home team could easily be at hand just the same.
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