NFL Monday Night Football 2019 Schedule: Where to Watch New England Patriots vs. New York Jets, TV Channel, Live Stream, Odds

A week after stopping the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Jets look for another major upset when they host the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football.

If not quite a serious challenger to the Patriots' dominance in the AFC East, the Jets were meant to be the second force in the division. However, their season derailed almost immediately.

The Jets lost 17-16 to the Buffalo Bills in Week 1 and then lost Sam Darnold to a bout of mononucleosis, while the Bills assumed the role of "best of the rest" in the AFC East behind the Patriots.

Darnold, however, returned in Week 6, guiding the Jets to their first win of the season as they defeated the Dallas Cowboys 24-22 in New Jersey on Sunday.

The second-year quarterback completed 23 of his 32 passes for 338 yards for two touchdowns and one interception and offered a timely reminder of what the Jets had been missing.

Bar a sensational turnaround over the next two months, the green half of New York will have to settle for another season without playoff football, but the game against the Cowboys provided some much-needed optimism.

Darnold faces a serious test against a Patriots defense that has held NFL quarterbacks to a 42.6 passer rating so far this season.

Through the first six weeks, New England has outscored opponents by 142 points, the second-highest point differential at this stage of the season since the 1970 merger (the 1999 St. Louis Rams top this chart).

While the Jets picked up their first win of the season in Week 6, the Patriots made it six in six with a 35-14 win over the New York Giants.

An 11th consecutive AFC East title is all but a formality now, but a win against the Jets on Monday would give the Patriots their third-best start of the Bill Belichick era.

In 2004, New England won its first six games, before ending the season with a 14-2 record. Three years later, they completed the perfect regular season with a 16-0 record and in 2015 they won their first 10 games, before running out of steam and losing four of their next six games.

The Patriots have the second-easiest schedule in the NFL and host the Cleveland Browns in Week 8, before playing the Ravens in Baltimore a week later.

While the Ravens will be no pushovers, the Patriots could feasibly arrive into their bye in Week 10 with a 9-0 record.

That wouldn't guarantee a second Super Bowl title in a row, but would be an ominous warning to the rest of the league that it may take a while to dethrone Belichick and Tom Brady.

The latter completed 75.6 percent of his 41 passes and threw for 334 yards in the win over the Giants, adding two rushing two touchdowns.

The six-time Super Bowl champion has thrown at least two touchdown passes and has had a passer rating of over 100 in five of the last seven games.

Worryingly for the Jets, he averages 279.7 yards per game and a 116.8 passer rating in the last three meetings between the two AFC East rivals, throwing for a combined eight touchdowns.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Monday.

Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after defeating the New York Giants in the game at Gillette Stadium on October 10 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty

When and where is the game?

The New York Jets host the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Monday, October 21.

Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally by ESPN.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via ESPN's digital platforms, WatchESPN and the ESPN app.


The Patriots improved to 6-0 with a 35-14 win over the New York Giants last week and an 11th consecutive AFC East looks a mere formality at the moment. The Jets, meanwhile, are third in the division with a 1-4 record, but finally found some reason for optimism after beating the Dallas Cowboys 24-22 on Sunday.

Series record

The two teams have met 121 times, with New England winning on 66 occasions and the Jets prevailing in 54 games.

The Patriots have won the last seven meetings between the two teams, including a 30-14 win in Week 3 of the current season.


According to Oddschecker, the Patriots are a 9.5-point favorite and are 19/20 to win and cover the spread, while the Jets are 17/5 underdogs. The over/under bar in terms of points scored is set at 41.5.