New England Patriots 4 Downs Preview: Week 7 vs New York Jets

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The New England Patriots travel to MetLife Stadium for a Monday Night Football matchup against their AFC East rival, the New York Jets.

For the second time this season, the New England Patriots will square off against the New York Jets. This time, the Patriots will face their bitter division rivals on the road, and the game will be featured in primetime on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

These two teams last met in late September at Gillette Stadium in a game the Patriots won by a score of 30-14. New England dominated New York in every phase of the game, and will now look to sweep the season series against Gang Green for the fourth straight season.

If the New England Patriots win Monday night, they will move to 7-0 and sit even more comfortably atop the NFL power rankings, the AFC standings, and the AFC East divisional race. New England is obviously gunning for the No. 1 seed in their conference playoff race, which would net them home-field advantage throughout the postseason as well as a first-round bye.

Here are four key areas – or “4 Downs” – to keep an eye on if the New England Patriots want to remain undefeated in the 2019 season.