New England Patriots vs. New York Jets live stream: How to watch
The New England Patriots are all set to take on the New York Jets this evening on Monday Night Football. Here’s how you can watch!
The New England Patriots and the New York Jets will meet tonight in the Meadowlands for the 122nd time in NFL history. The Patriots boast an overall lead in the bitter AFC East divisional rivalry by a margin of 66-54-1. New England also leads the series in postseason meetings by a 2-1 edge.
The Jets owned three of four decades in the rivalry (1960s, 1970s, 1990s) before the arrival of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick at the turn of the millennium. Since that terrific tandem came to Foxborough however, the Patriots have raced out to a 30-11 advantage.
Amazingly though, it wasn’t until the 2008 season that New England regained the all-time series edge (their first lead in the series since 1966)… though that lead was very brief. By the end of the 2008 season the series was tied again, and the Patriots didn’t take the series lead again until 2011; they have since held onto it.
Brady, Belichick, and the New England Patriots have a chance this evening to extend that lead with a win, as well as to push their undefeated start to the season up to 7-0. Critics have pointed to New England’s soft schedule as a reason not to get behind this team fully, but it’s hard to argue against the defensive clinic the Patriots have put on through six weeks.
If their offense can rise to match the play of their defense, this team will be difficult for anyone to stop en route to a fourth straight Super Bowl appearance. Brady has played fairly well so far this year, although he has thrown a pick in each of his last three games after not throwing any in Weeks 1-3. Two of those three interceptions have also come in the red zone, which is something Brady is obviously well aware of and keen to correct before it becomes a lingering issue.
New England has also been hit hard by injuries on that side of the ball. The Patriots have seen a slew of players miss time already this season and appear on the injury report. Here’s the full list of notable names on offense who have shown up over the past six weeks:
- Tom Brady
- Rex Burkhead
- Josh Gordon
- Julian Edelman
- Phillip Dorsett
- Gunner Olszewski
- Ryan Izzo
- Matt LaCosse
- James Develin
- Jakob Johnson
- Marshall Newhouse
- Marcus Cannon
With about half of those names finally healthy – or at least healthy enough to suit up tonight – the Patriots are hoping to quiet some of the doubters and detractors who consider their offense to only be average this season.
Keep in mind: despite all the negative buzz around this New England offense, the Pats have still scored more points through six weeks than any other team in the NFL. Even if you take out the 35 points contributed on defense and special teams, New England’s remaining 155 points scored on touchdowns, field goals, extra points, and two-point conversions puts them at No. 8 overall in scoring output this season. That’s not too shabby, given all the doomsday predictions about how bad this offense is in 2019.
Will the New England Patriots beat the New York Jets on the road tonight? Here’s how you can tune in to find out!
Live stream options:
- fuboTV (try for free!)
- ESPN 3/Watch ESPN
- NFL Sunday Ticket on DIRECTV
Date: Monday, October 21, 2019
Kickoff time: 8:15 pm EST
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
TV channel: ESPN
Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Odds: New England -10.0 (Over/Under: 44)
Weather updates: 60 degrees F; partly cloudy; 0% chance of precipitation
The Patriots have only started the season 7-0 on two other occasions in franchise history: 2007 and 2015. They finished 16-0 in the 2007 season before falling to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII; they began the 2015 season 10-0 before ultimately finishing at 12-4 and losing to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game.