Prediction from the Bleacher Report:
This makes two juicy storyline games for the Jets right out of the gate, and this one's in prime time.
It wasn't all that long ago the Jets defeated the Patriots at Gillette Stadium in the 2010 playoffs, but inRex Ryan's four years as head coach of the Jets, his teams are just 1-4 at Gillette Stadium and have been outscored 156-92 for an average of 13 points per game.
As usual, this game will come down to whether the Jets can execute their game plan well enough to at least weather the storm from Tom Brady and the high-powered Patriots offense. Will the Jets have more success stopping the Patriots from running the ball than they have in recent years? The Patriots have totaled 495 rushing yards in their past four games against the Jets, including 283 yards last year alone.
The real question will be whether the Patriots secondary continues to improve in 2013 as it did over the second half of the season in 2012. Stephen Hill has the combination of size and speed that has given the Patriots problems on the outside in the past, and Jeremy Kerley had two very good performances against the Patriots last year with 14 total catches for 206 yards.
That being said, if the Jets defense isn't able to get stops on the Patriots offense, the end is inevitable.
Prediction: Patriots 31, Jets 24