On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, the Jets are set to host the Patriots in their home opener at MetLife Stadium, welcoming fans back to the Meadowlands.
After failing to complete a comeback in Carolina last week, New York is in search of their first win of the year. Same goes for New England after their one-point loss to the Dolphins last Sunday.
That means one of the two rookie quarterbacks set to start on Sunday—Zach Wilson and Mac Jones—will come away with their first NFL victory in their introduction to this historic AFC East rivalry.
This game has the potential to be a good one, close between two rivals all the way until the final whistle. As you sip some coffee, or a cold beverage, here's some related reading to get you ready for kickoff:
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Will we see Zach Wilson's first touchdown pass in front of a home crowd? Can New York's defense make Mac Jones uncomfortable and force some turnovers?
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Live Score Updates
After a huge stop by the Jets' defense, capped off with a massive sack from safety Marcus Maye, New York handed the football right back to New England. Zach Wilson forced a pass over the middle on his first attempt of the game, resulting in a tipped interception.
4:46: Jets 0, Patriots 3
Nick Folk drills a 46-yard field goal to give the Patriots a lead, capitalizing on New York's early turnover.
New York's second drive of the day was déjà vu for the Jets. After a solid run, Wilson threw his second interception in as many pass attempts.
0:57: Jets 0, Patriots 10
After the interception, the Patriots quickly drove down the field and cashed in with a touchdown. James White capped it off, running it in from seven yards out. Jets need to bounce back quickly before this game gets out of hand...
9:54: Jets 3, Patriots 10
Finally, Wilson and the offense get going. The running game looks solid so far, helping to drive down the field, but they couldn't quite push it in the end zone. Jets tried to run it three times near the goal line, ending up with a Matt Ammendola field goal.
New York was driving once again, looking to tie this game, but on a third down, Wilson throws his third interception of the day. Once again, it was an overly-aggressive attempt, picked off for a second time by J.C. Jackson
HALFTIME: Jets 3, Patriots 13
New England makes this a two-score game right before the half, driving to kick from 49 yards out before the horn.
All things considered, the Jets have to be really happy with the score here. Wilson has three picks and the offense hasn't been able to establish any momentum through the air early, and yet they are only down 10 points. This is still a winnable game for the Jets.
Zach Wilson starts New York's first drive of the second half with his fourth interception of the game. Just an awful performance from the rookie here in the Jets' home opener.
10:33: Jets 3, Patriots 19
Damien Harris runs for 26 yards, grinding through the secondary to get into the end zone for six. Folk misses the extra point, but the Patriots are up big.
1:09: Jets 3, Patriots 22
Folk nails a 32-yard field goal. Barring a miraculous comeback by Wilson and the Jets, this one feels all but over.
6:14: Jets 6, Patriots 22
Ammendola adds his second field goal of the day. Surely this is too little too late at this point, though.
FINAL: Jets 6, Patriots 25
This one was decided from the very beginning. Wilson's four picks lead to 16 points for the Patriots. It could've been worse—New York's defense limited the Patriots to only 25 points and the Jets ran the football well (152 yards)—but Wilson's struggles certainly cast a dark shadow on this ballgame.
Next up for the Jets is a trip to Denver to take on the Broncos next Sunday. Thanks for stopping by to follow our live updates!