Bill Belichick
Bill Belichick expecting a tough game when the Patriots take on the Jets in Week 12. In this picture, Belichick of the New England Patriots walks off of the field after defeating the Chicago Bears 38-31 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 21, 2018. Stacy Revere/Getty Images

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick revealed he did watch a part of the epic clash between the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, but admitted that his focus was on their game against the New York Jets on Sunday.

The Rams and the Chiefs put an offensive display that will long live in the memory of football fans as they recorded the highest scoring game in Monday Night Football history. The former came away 54-51 winners with Jared Goff and Patrick Mahomes recording a combined 11 touchdowns.

The Patriots are coming off a bye week, and hence Belichick was able to watch part of the epic clash, but when asked what he took out of the game, he simply stated: “The New York Jets."

The Boston franchise travel to the MetLife Stadium on Sunday and will be keen to put behind their 34-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 10. The Patriots do not have the best record on the road having lost three of their five games.

And Belichick is certain they will again be tested by the Jets. Despite being favorites, the Patriots have always had close games in New York and the coach heaped praise on a number of their opponents’ players ahead of the game.

"It’s always tough down there with the Jets, and I’m sure it will be again this time," Belichick said, as quoted on 247 Sports. "The last five times we’ve gone down there, they’ll all been hard-fought games, close games.”

“The Jets do a good job – really good in all three phases of the game. It’s a team that’s really, I’d say, improved in all areas, certainly in the kicking game – the return game with [Andre] Roberts and they have [Jason] Myers. He’s had a really good year for them. Offensively, this is an explosive group – a lot of big plays in the running game, big plays with receivers, guys that are really good with the ball in their hands, hard to tackle. And, defensively, they’re always tough,” he added.

“Once again, [they] lead the league in third down, third-and-short, top of the league in red area, three-and-out drives – a lot of stats that they are hard to move the ball against and do a good job in the red area, so they don’t give up a lot of points. And strong front, pursues well, do a good job taking the ball away, especially if you’re not careful with it," he said. "So, we need to do a good job in every area and be ready to play good down there on the road. So, hopefully we can have a good week and be ready to do that."

The Patriots have a chance to earn the number one seed in the AFC, but they will have to win all their remaining six games and hope that the Chiefs lose at least one more game.