New England's defense is even better than it was last year
Because the Patriots continue to be a team that succeeds on the back of their defense, it's fair to assume that will very much be the case in the games against the Jets this season. Their overall performance during 2022 was impressive yet underrated, and they'll probably fly under the radar again this year despite that fact.
Although both offenses look much different than just one year ago, one thing remains the same: the New England defense getting to the quarterback.
In their two matchups last season, Zach Wilson was sacked a total of six times for a loss of 52 yards. On top of that, they also recorded eight quarterback hits, making Wilson's life miserable in both games.
Even though he won't be the quarterback on the field, the Jets' offensive line is unremarkable and could be the leading factor in making the Patriots' defense's job much easier in getting to Rodgers. With the continued standout effort from Matthew Judon and the rise of Ja'Whaun Bentley and Josh Uche, the new quarterback in New York will most definitely be acquainted with them right away.
Then there are the takeaways. The Patriots have snagged ten total turnovers in their four matchups with the Jets since the 2021 season and could resume that come September.
With their most probable breakout star ready to prove he's worth a new deal in Kyle Dugger, plus rookie cornerback Christian Gonzalez joining an already above-average secondary consisting of Jonathan Jones and Jalen Mills, the Jets will be in a world of trouble against New England.