The Jets haven’t had much success against the Patriots recently — and that’s putting it lightly. New York hasn’t defeated New England in its last 12 tries, with its last triumph over the Patriots coming in an overtime win in 2015.
Robert Saleh’s team will take on the daunting task of beating the Patriots again in 2022. New England dominated the Jets for a pair of resounding wins in 2021, including a 54-13 shellacking to cap the season series. A large contingent of fans have become pessimistic about Gang Green’s chances any time the Patriots are on the schedule, but not first-year New York Mets manager Buck Showalter.
He thinks this year is the year the Jets get over the hump.
When asked Wednesday about projecting the consistency of his team as the 2022 MLB season drags on, Showalter wandered from the subject and declared that the Jets would defeat the Patriots this upcoming season.
“We all want to know about something before it happens,” Showalter said, per SNY. “We want to know if the Jets are gonna beat the Patriots. Don’t say no. They’re gonna beat ’em this year.”
New England made the postseason in 2021 and will have a chance to return in 2022, but the Jets have retooled to the point where they should, at the very least, be competitive against their division rivals. Fans have reason to be as optimistic as Showalter is after the offseason Joe Douglas has had.
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