EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – SEPTEMBER 24: Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets reacts against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Final Prediction

The New York Jets can absolutely win this game. Prior to conventional and so-called “expert” belief this past summer, this roster isn’t the worst in a decade. In fact, it’s an average roster on paper.

The game of football is funny. Sometimes, average rosters quickly turn into good rosters thanks to early-season locker room momentum. Suddenly, teams start to believe in a season and start playing over their heads.

I cannot stress to you the importance of Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye. The safety is literally the difference-maker in today’s offensive football game and against a guy like Tom Brady — who’s always looking to take advantage of a matchup — these kids will do a lot to shut it down.

Give me the Jets in a shocker. They’ll take a lead into the fourth quarter, run the ball effectively and make one or two huge plays on defense.

New York Jets 23, New England Patriots 17