Jamal Adams and the New York Jets will look for an upset Monday night against the Patriots, but the star safety can’t really decide how to approach the matchup.

After telling ESPN’s Rich Cimini that Monday’s matchup against New England was a “must-win,” Adams changed his course, backtracking on the other end of his answer.

“We’re not gonna get caught up in all the hype, but we understand what’s at stake, we understand this is a must-win for us,” Adams said, per Cimini. “It’s honestly like a playoff game. That’s how we’re treating it. It’s a big game.

“We’re not going to make anything bigger than what it is,” Adams then added.

So, which is it? Well, it doesn’t sound like Adams has a clue, but it’s somewhere in between a playoff game, must-win and a big game.

Kickoff between the Patriots and Jets is set for 8:15 p.m. ET.

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