When the New York Jets look for a fourth straight victory over the New England Patriots, they’ll look for complete NFL legitimacy.

And here come the New England Patriots.

Three wins a row? One of the top surprises and feel-good stories of the 2017 NFL season? One of the youthful, exuberant squads in all the land who has simultaneously snapped back the tank talk while competing in their own unique way?

Yup. That’s exactly who these New York Jets are.

But if they’d like to keep the time rolling and really elevate a few notches, that opportunity has come in the form of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.

Should the Jets defeat the Pats, win a fourth straight game and take sole possession of first place in the AFC East, perhaps then they’ll be considered a legit threat. Although, it may take more time. Very few think anything of the 3-2 Jets at the moment thanks to all of the tank talk this past summer.

Either way, the Pats bring great opportunity for the green and white.

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