" It probably shouldn’t be a surprise that New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith played so well in his NFL debut on Sunday. After all, a number of rookie quarterbacks in recent years, including Robert Griffin III in Washington, Andrew Luck in Indianapolis and Cam Newton in Carolina, have experienced instant success in the NFL. But to be fair, Smith had the privilege of playing against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that was ranked dead last in the league against the pass last year, so facing the New England Patriots on Tuesday will present a tougher challenge.
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The Jets enter Week Two with a 1-0 record, courtesy of an 18-17 win on Sunday at home against Tampa Bay. New York’s rivalry against New England dates back to 1960, the inaugural year of the American Football League when the teams were known as the New York Titans and the Boston Patriots. The Jets trail the all-time series 52-55-1 (including playoffs) and enter this contest with a three-game losing streak against the Pats "
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