Jets quarterback Zach Wilson in two seasons in the NFL, he started three games against the Patriots, none of which went well.
He threw four interceptions in a Week 2 loss last season and then suffered an injury in a 54-13 Week 7 loss to New England. The two teams met again in the eighth week of that year, and the Jets saw a four-game winning streak come to an end with Wilson throwing three interceptions in a 22–17 loss.
The season streak between clubs AFC East comes to an end this Sunday, and Wilson said it’s a big game, “not necessarily to feel like I have to prove anything” against the team he’s been struggling with, but because it’s football’s “great opportunity”, leading them to 6-3 on the year.
“It’s frustrating but this week my mindset is to play one game at a time, how can I make the best decision in that game, don’t get too far ahead until I feel like I need to play big or I need to make something happen,” Wilson said via Steve Serby of New York Post. “Just trust the attack, trust the guys around me.”
It was exactly the kind of play that Wilson showed against the Bills a week after losing to the Patriots, and a performance like that would go a long way in snapping the Jets’ 13-game losing streak against New England.