A couple of rookie quarterbacks will try on Sunday, September 19, when the New England Patriots take on the New York Jets. The game will be broadcast live on Paramount + and fuboTV.
Mac Jones and Zach Wilson give a breath of fresh air to an old AFC East rivalry that is now quite old.
All eyes will be on the rookie quarterbacks at MetLife Stadium on Sunday as Jones’ New England Patriots take on Wilson’s New York Jets. And both young signal callers will try to avoid a 0-2 start.
Jones, number 15 in the Alabama standings in April, was the first rookie quarterback to start a season opener for the Patriots since Drew Bledsoe in 1993.
Wilson, number 2 overall, and the Jets fell 19:14 against Carolina and her former quarterback Sam Darnold. Wilson was sacked six times but was unfazed until late in the game when he gave New York a chance to get back into the game.
The Patriots have won the last 10 games and swept the series against the Jets 21 times – including 12 under coach Bill Belichick – and a total of five times in a row. The last time New York won, the Jets took a 26-20 overtime win in Week 16 of the 2015 season.
When is the Patriots Jets game?
The New England v New York game is scheduled for Sunday, September 19, at noon (1:00 p.m. ET).
Is it being streamed live?
The game is streamed live on Paramount +, which offers a 7-day free trial and features over 20,000 episodes and films from the ViacomCBS family, which includes CBS, Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and more.
There are two levels of streaming service. Get limited commercials for $ 4.99 per month. There are no ads for $ 9.99 per month. Both levels come with the 7-day free trial.
Also check out fuboTV which offers a 7 day free trial. The most basic plan is the “Fubo Standard” package, which includes over 100 channels for $ 64.99 per month. As with all alternatives to line cutting, there are many options, especially for sports.
Which TV station is broadcasting the game?
The Patriots Jets game will be broadcast on CBS.
ROOKIE MASTERY: Rookie quarterbacks battling the Patriots have typically not done well for the past two decades. Wilson gets his first shot for the Jets this time.
Belichick heads into Sunday’s matchup since he coached the Patriots in 2000 with a 21-6 record against the QBs of the first year. Before New England lost to Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa in week 15 of last season, New England had beaten the rookies QBs nine straight times.
CHECKMATE: Wilson and Davis have shown quick chemistry, with the veteran receiver catching five passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns on his Jets debut.
But you can be sure that Belichick noticed, too. And he’ll likely help remove a top target from New York’s game plan – something he’s known for throughout his career.
“The chess game with coach Belichick always takes place there,” said Jets coach Robert Saleh. “And you need to pick and choose your battles, stay solid and committed, and prepare to play chess with one of the best chess players in the world.”
New York is bringing Jamison Crowder (COVID-19 list) and Keelan Cole (knee) back this week after missing the start.
“There will be plenty of opportunities for other guys to open up when they want to double a man,” Saleh said. “If you want to double a guy, there are chances in the running game that it’ll break.”
NEGATIVE PRESSURE: Both Jones and Wilson come from their NFL debuts when they were both under a lot of pressure.
Trying their best to pressure Jones into bad decisions, the Dolphins forced him to fumble on the game’s opening drive and flashed him 21 times for the day.
Only Dallas’ Dak Prescott was flashed more often (33), and only Ryan Tannehill, 12 and Wilson, 10, from Tennessee scored more than the nine hits Jones made last week. Wilson’s six sacks were tied the most in Week 1 along with Tannehill.
Wilson will enter Sunday’s matchup missing a starter on his offensive, while Mekhi Becton is on the left for at least a month with a knee injury. George Fant slips over from the right tackle while Morgan Moses starts on the other side.
Changes are also possible for the Patriots after Trent Brown started with the right tackle after leaving the opener with an injury to his right calf.
RUN EMPTY: The game in progress is a key factor in the Jets’ offense, which has run smoothly under Mike LaFleur, but New York only managed 45 yards at Carolina. Only Green Bay at 43 against Detroit had less last week.
With the offensive line struggling to make efficient lanes, Tevin Coleman finished with 24 yards on nine carries. Ty Johnson had 15 on four attempts and Michael Carter only 6 on four attempts.
“We’ll be right there,” said Fant. “It wasn’t that we weren’t in a place we needed to be. It’s like a thing or two here and there that could have started a run. “
The Associated Press contributed to this report.