There was a lot to look forward to this season for the Jets. First off, they used their second overall pick to draft quarterback Zach Wilson, whom they hope to be the face of the franchise for the next decade or so. And to give their future signal-caller some help, they signed former fifth overall draft pick wide receiver Corey Davis, who is coming off of a career season with the Tennessee Titans.
But things haven’t gone as planned in New York, with QB Zach Wilson struggling early in his young career and the Jets starting the season at just 1-4. But there have been some bright spots, including a gutsy win in Week 4 against Davis’ old Titans team. As a result, the NFL betting lines have the Jets as 6.5 underdogs on the road this week in New England.
Let’s look at what we can expect from Davis and the Jets in Week 7.
Corey Davis Stats
While Davis hasn’t been spectacular this season, he’s been solid and has emerged as the clear number one receiver for the Jets. He heads into Week 7 with 20 catches for 302 yards and three touchdowns.
He’s gone over 100 yards receiving just once this season, and that was against his former Titans team, in which he also added a score. Davis is averaging 60.4 yards per game this year, and at the current pace, he’d have over 1000 yards at the season’s end.
With the continued development of QB Zach Wilson, Davis’ numbers should steadily increase throughout the year. In addition, the Jets will be playing from behind a lot in a rebuilding season, which should mean plenty of targets for Davis.
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots
The long-time division rivalry between the Jets and Pats has been slanted heavily in New England’s favor. It’s not hard to imagine why considering the teams play each other twice per year and the Tom Brady-led Patriots were a dynasty for about two decades.
The Patriots lead the all-time rivalry 70-54-1 and have won the last 11 contests. But it hasn’t been pretty either. Since 2018, the Pats have outscored the Jets 211-77 over a seven-game span.
Best Bets for Week 7
The Jets should be well-rested after a Week 6 bye, while the Patriots are coming off of a heartbreaking overtime loss at home against the Cowboys. Unfortunately, the 2-4 Patriots have lost all four of their home matchups, so the home-cooked chowder doesn’t seem to be doing the trick this year.
Coach Saleh should have the Jets ready to go with the extra preparation they’ve had since a losing effort in London in Week 5. The two teams have already squared off this year, with New England winning in Week 2, 25-6. Here are some of the more intriguing bets this week:
- Jets total points, Over 17.5 +100
- Total points 42.5, Over -110
- New England Patriots -6.5, -115
With both rookie quarterbacks having more reps under their belts, I think this game will have more points than last time. The Jets have had the bye week to game-plan, and the Pats are coming off a high-scoring affair against Dallas.
History is on New England’s side in this one, and I don’t see that changing just yet. So look for the Pats to cover the spread while hitting the over.
Can the Jets Turn It Around?
It will be a slower process than Jets fans would like, but I believe Corey Davis and the Jets have some key pieces in place to turn the organization around. Head Coach Robert Saleh had a lot of success as a defensive coordinator in San Francisco and has the warrior mentality that the Jets need.
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