Unfortunately for the Jets, the game is in New Orleans. Drew Brees is a better and more effective passer in the dome than he is at home. His passer rating is ten points higher and his completion percentage is two percentage points higher. He is going to light up the young Jets secondary. If they can run the ball they can keep it close, but don’t expect the Jets to end up on the right side of the scoreboard.
Prediction: LossNext: Week 16
The Jets finish their home schedule with a visit from Phillip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers. In their final season in San Diego, the Chargers finished 5-11, missing the playoffs. They found a pass rusher in Joey Bosa. In just 12 games Packers Josh Jackson Jersey , he posted 10.5 sacks, showing the world of potential that he does have. Phillip Rivers had a rough year, posting 33 touchdowns, but a league-leading 21 interceptions. Over the years, he has been a guy that presses because he thinks he has to make a play.
The Chargers have been in control of this series over the years. In 36 meetings, the Chargers have won 21 and they have tied once. The last time they played was in San Diego back in 2014, and the Jets were shut out 31-0. Last time they played at MetLife was back in 2012. It was a tight one, but the Chargers topped the home team Packers Jaire Alexander Jersey , 27-17.More from NFL Spin Zone
By this time, New York is going to be buzzing. It’s not going to be about the future of this team, however. It’s going to be about the future of Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan. They will be securely on the hot seat at this point. The record is going the wrong way, and fans alongside the media will be calling for the team to go in another direction.
Over the years, the team has responded when the coach has been on the ropes. They played well when Rex Ryan’s job was on the line, especially in the first season with John Idzik as general manager. That trait will stick in the water at Florham Park, and the Jets will come to the aid of their failing coach. Don’t ask me why, but I think the Jets end the home schedule with an upset.
Prediction: WinNext: Week 17
The final game of the season, and the Jets first division game since Nov. 2, is in New England against the Patriots. By this time, these two teams will be headed in completely different directions. New England will have clinched the division title and getting fine tuned for another championship. They will probably be fighting for playoff seeding at this point. The Jets will be looking to finish things out with respectability, though the record will be far below that.
The only potential saving grace for New York would be if the Patriots have everything clinched by the time this game starts. If they aren’t playing for playoff seeding, there is the potential that Bill Belichick will give players time off during this one. Tom Brady might not like it#4# but the Jets sure would if he were to sit for half of the game. All of a sudden, the game would become potentially winnable.
I said “potentially”. The Jets simply don’t have the roster to keep up with the Patriots. Any quarterback that Belichick puts under center will tear the Jets up. The defense of New England will play with the mind of any Jets quarterback. The odds of Josh McCown being in the lineup by this point are slim. The mind of Bill Belichick will come in with a defensive scheme that will make a young quarterback’s life a living hell. Again it won’t be pretty.
Sorry folks, it’s going to be a long season. They aren’t going to have to tank to be in the running for Sam Darnold. It will happen naturally.
FINAL RECORD: 3-13
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