FBG says: Bad matchup. The Jets passing game has taken a turn for the worst as we saw on Monday. Sam Darnold is out with mono, Trevor Siemian who was ineffective prior to his injury is out for the season with an ankle injury and the team has signed David Fales off the street to backup Luke Falk who primarily played the role of game manager just checking the ball down to Le'Veon Bell who caught 10 passes in this game. For Falk's first time ever being active for an NFL game, he was not terrible, and actually played better than Siemian did for most of the game. This will be an offense that will go through Bell in the passing game and taking an occasional shot play to Robbie Anderson.
The Patriots pass defense is one of the more dominant units in the NFL. Led by the best cornerback in football in Stephon Gilmore, and Jason McCourty who has been tremendous since he came to New England to play alongside his brother Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon at the safeties. This is a unit that is second in sacks, eighth in passing yards allowed, and have only allowed three total points as most of their passing yards have come in the second half while the game was out of hand. This is a unit that is built to be an elite pass defending unit and thus far have shut-down Ben Roethlisberger and the abysmal Dolphins. The Jets will have their handful in this game in what might be the best defense in football.