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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Jets are 0-2, missing their top two quarterbacks, their defensive leader, a few other key pieces and now come to Gillette Stadium to face a Patriots team that has outscored its first two opponents 76-3.

Yikes.

This one could get ugly.

The Jets enter this game as 23¹/₂ -point underdogs, the largest margin by which they have ever been underdogs. Many teams like to say no one is giving them a chance to win. The Jets can literally say that this week. No one who is not employed by the team thinks they can win this game.

“I’ve been here for going on three years. When have they [given] us a chance? It is what it is.” safety Jamal Adams said. “I’m used to it. We just have to go out there and compete.”

The Jets are going to have to play a nearly flawless game to stay in this one. Sam Darnold is going to miss his second game due to mononucleosis. His backup, Trevor Siemian, suffered a season-ending ankle injury last week. That leaves Luke Falk, who will make his first NFL start Sunday.

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Falk gets to make his debut in less-than-ideal conditions. The Patriots defense has not allowed a touchdown this year. They can become the first team since the 1937 Bears to allow zero touchdowns in the first three games if they can keep the Jets out of the end zone. If the Patriots hold the Jets to nine or fewer points, they will set a new NFL record for fewest points allowed through the first three games of a season in the Super Bowl era.

Jets coach Adam Gase has been telling his team they just need to improve every day this week at practice.

“0-2 is 0-2, but we have a lot of games, we have a lot of football left to play,” Gase said. “I just keep thinking back to my first year in Miami, we were 1-4 and terrible, we rattled off six straight, and the next thing you know we are creating our own destiny. We have a lot of football left to play, it is all about us getting better, about us sticking to our process.”

The Jets go into this game with eight projected preseason starters unavailable — Darnold, C.J. Mosley, Quincy Enunwa, Chris Herndon, Quinnen Williams, Jordan Jenkins, Avery Williamson and Brandon Copeland.

No one is giving them a chance.

“I don’t give a damn honestly,” Adams said. “We’re all going to go out there and compete.”

https://nypost.com/2019/09/22/jets-dont-give-a-damn-about-bleak-odds-against-patriots/

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