ESPN Clic Info The Jets will be looking for a big bounce-back game against the Patriots after they were beaten by New England by a combined score of 42-21.
New England will look to win for the third time in four games.
Jets QB Joe Flacco (1) and WR Julian Edelman (22) celebrate after scoring touchdowns.
The Patriots defense had its share of struggles and missed tackles all game, but Gruden has been a huge reason the Jets have been so productive lately.
New York is averaging just under 27 points per game.
Gruden’s decision to bring back Flacco is not just about him.
He has done a lot of things in the off-season to help his team out.
He is also bringing in new offensive coordinator Matt Patricia.
Patricia was the Jets offensive coordinator under Mike Shanahan in 2016.
The Jets offense has improved greatly under Patricia, with two of the best passing games of the season.
Newcomers Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker are the only two receivers who are not in the top five in receptions (14th and 16th respectively).
The Jets have had success running the ball in the passing game this season.
They have thrown the ball 6.7 times per game and are averaging a league-leading 7.7 yards per carry.
The offense has struggled to find a rhythm on the ground, and New York ranks last in the league in rushing yards per game (5.5).
The offensive line has been struggling to keep opponents off balance.
The Jaguars have allowed opponents to rush for over 300 yards just once all season.
If the Jaguars can keep the Patriots from making too many mistakes, the Jets offense should be able to capitalize.
New York has lost five straight games, and a loss Sunday would put them out of the playoff picture.
The only way they could advance in the AFC South would be if they won two more games.
They will likely be in a similar position this week.