Back with another Turn On The Jets 12 Pack. It is somewhat odd to see the New York Jets as 3 point favorites despite their 1-6 record. Over the last six games, they have lost to teams with a combined record of 29-14 and played an absolute gauntlet of quarterbacks. The schedule now swings back in their favor to an extent. Their next six games are against teams with a combined record of 16-17 (only counting the 4-3 Bills once, who they play twice in the next 7 weeks, which also includes their bye). Over the rest of the season they will face Kyle Orton and Ryan Tannehill twice, Zach Mettenberger, Teddy Bridgewater, Alex Smith, Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady. Theoretically there should be more defensive success and overall success. However, does this team remember how to win? Can they find a way to prevail in a tight game? They have been in five tight ones and lost every single one.
We are excited to launch a brand new series at Turn On The Jets TV (please subscribe), featuring New York Jets Xs and Os on their offensive and defensive scheme. Today, we have two videos. The first will overview the positions on offense, how Eric Decker beat Darrelle Revis for a big play, why the Jets have struggled in the redzone and where Percy Harvin will help their passing game. The second will look at the Jets likely base personnel on defense moving forward, how they have been burnt on the blitz and how they effectively used zone coverage against the New England Patriots.
The Bills are without their two top running backs in CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson, thus creating a massive drop-off in talent to Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon. Buffalo fought on and won quite literally in walk-off fashion against the Vikings last week with a Sammy Watkins touchdown from Kyle Orton. With their opponents’ health ailing and the Jets having Percy Harvin in their weaponry now, Rex Ryan’s squad hasn’t had a better opportunity to win since week one.
This game is one of the simpler games to break down for the Jets this season with how the team’s strengths/weaknesses and injuries clash. Here are two focus areas for the Jets to bring the fanbase back to life with a win. Let’s get to it.
Mike O’Connor details Calvin Pryor’s improvements after his best performance of the season versus New England
TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio grades the New York Jets running backs after Week 7.
Cole Patterson breaks down the recent usage of Jace Amaro, Jeff Cumberland and Zach Sudfeld by the New York Jets
Joe Caporoso breaks down five plays from Geno Smith against the New England Patriots
Joe Caporoso. Dalbin Osorio, Connor Rogers and Cole Patterson preview the New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills and talk Percy Harvin and Jeremy Kerley