New England Patriots vs. New York Jets picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 2 game?

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic

The New England Patriots and New York Jets face off on Sunday in a Week 2 NFL game.

Which team will get the victory?

Check out these NFL Week 2 picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 10 a.m. MST time on CBS.

The Patriots are a 5.5-point favorite in the game.

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Pro Football Network: Patriots 24, Jets 17

Ben Rolfe writes: "Two poorly timed fumbles cost the Patriots in Week 1, but other than that, the signs were good. Mac Jones moved the ball well, and the defense did not let the Dolphins move the ball with any consistency. In contrast, the Jets looked woeful in all aspects of the game."

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Sportsnaut: Patriots will beat Jets in Week 2

Matt Johnson writes: "Zach Wilson might one day give Belichick the final push into retirement or just make him wish that he had an athletic quarterback. But for all the rookie’s promising talent, even in a friendly environment, this Week 2 matchup will be a rough “Welcome to the NFL” moment. Expect multiple turnovers, paving the way to a 2-0 start for New England."

Fansided: Patriots will cover against Jets

Donnavan Smoot writes: "Mac Jones has looked solid in every game he’s played in and I’m going to bet on him to look solid against the Jets as well. New England has been in control of the division for years and although it isn’t the favorite this year, the Patriots are still a level above the Jets. Both quarterbacks should be more comfortable in their second start, but the Patriots’ roster is more well rounded. I’m taking them to not only win, but cover as well."

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Sports World News: Take the Patriots to cover against Jets

It writes: "The Patriots will look to get back on track in Week 2 against a Jets defense that surrendered 390 total yards in their season-opening loss to Carolina. It will be interesting to see how Jones will fare against Wilson in an early battle between two of the league's top rookie quarterbacks."

Sportsbookwire: Patriots have edge against Jets

Andrew Reid writes: "The long-time division rivals have met a whopping 124 times in their history, which stretches back to 1960 and the New York Titans facing the Boston Patriots, with the Pats holding a 69-54-1 edge in the series. New York has not defeated New England since 2015, dropping 10 games in that span. Last season the Jets covered as 9.5-point underdogs in a 30-27 defeat in Week 9 Monday Night Football against the visiting Patriots before falling 28-14 in New England in Week 17. Both games hit the Over."

Sportsnaut: Patriots 21, Jets 10

Matt Fitzgerald writes: "This Patriots defense just isn’t going to surrender a lot to a rookie QB in Wilson. Unless the Jets’ rushing attack far exceeds expectations and gets immediate, phenomenal production out of rookie fourth-round pick Michael Carter, they won’t have enough balance or firepower to beat New England. That doesn’t seem likely, as New York managed only 45 yards on 17 carries as a team in Week 1."

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ESPN: Patriots have a 61.9% chance to win

The site's Football Power Index gives the Jets a 37.8% chance to pick up the victory.

FiveThirtyEight.com: Patriots have a 61% win probability

The site gives the Jets a 39% win probability in the game.

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