The New England Patriots travel to East Rutherford New Jersey in a Monday night football clash against the New York Jets. After a heartbreaking loss in Buffalo, New England looks to salvage its season with a much-needed win. Cam Newtons’ performance in the last three games has cast a sea of doubt that he will likely not be the long-term answer at quarterback. Bill Belichick has been adamant when asked about his quarterback situation, and that Newton is the starter going forward. Defensively, the struggles have continued with stopping the run and getting off the field on third down. To start the season 2-5 was nothing that this team or fan base was expecting.
Know Your Enemy
Let’s get to know the New York Jets and what to expect come Monday Night:
The New York Jets are 0-8 halfway through their season. Head Coach, Adam Gase’s job is on the line if their season does not turn around. It’s Gase’s second season as head coach. Many New York fans are getting restless with some of the moves the organization has made. In the offseason, safety Jamal Adams demanded a trade. In the middle of October, the Jets released Le’veon Bell after the team tried to trade him. Change has been a theme with this organization ever since Rex Ryan was the coach. Ryan led the Jets to two straight AFC Championship games in 2009 and 2010.
As a whole, the Jets for the last two weeks have played much better football. Facing both the Bills and Chiefs is a tall task and in both games, the Jets competed. Sam Darnold is coming back from injury and is starting to get back to full health. Darnold played in the game last week in Kansas City and struggled to throw for just 133 yards. Wide Receiver Jamison Crowder did not play in last week’s game. Crowder is the Jets top receiving option in 2020, he has 29 receptions for 383 yards. Outside of Crowder, the Jets do not have a deep threat downfield for teams to worry about.
–Robert Marcello is a Staff Writer for Full Press Coverage and covers the New England Patriots. Follow him on Twitter @RobertMarcello5