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There is no reason the New York Jets shouldn’t beat the Green Pay Packers this Sunday, while covering the 6 point spread they deserve. Forget the same old Jets bullshit for a second and consider the Packers have 10 players on IR, including their starting running back and All-Pro caliber tight end. Their defense is average at best and is banged up at all levels. This is an undisciplined team that is at 4-3 in the NFC, where the best team wouldn’t even be playoff caliber in the superior AFC. I am sorry but if the Packers can’t beat the Redskins or Bears on the road, or win at home against Miami why should I believe they are capable of getting victory in the Meadowlands.
Yes, Aaron Rodgers is one of the premier quarterbacks in the NFL. He has plenty of targets too. Yet, this is a one-dimensional offense that is going against a Jets defense that is 100 percent healthy for the first time this season.
Coming off a bye week, against a team who is flying half way across the country after an emotional Sunday night game, in front of your home fans for the first time in 3 weeks, the Jets need to take care of business. The Jets believe they are the best team in the NFL, talk like they are the best team in the NFL, and honestly probably are the best team in the NFL. This is a week to go out and stomp on the Packers throat, one of the supposed top contenders in the NFC, and demonstrate what kind of team they are going to be the rest of the season.
There is no reason the Jets shouldn’t be able to run the ball down the throat of the Packers, especially considering how banged up their defensive line is. There should be no hesitation to be aggressive if the Packers begin to stack the box. They don’t have the personnel to cover Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes and Dustin Keller and Jerricho Cotchery, all while worrying about LaDainian Tomlinson out of the backfield and Brad Smith popping in for an option.
This is a week to jump out to a quick 14-0 lead and never look back. Get the Packers down early, man up with your secondary and blitz them when they are forced to throw every play. This is the kind of game that can springboard the Jets through the upcoming soft part of their schedule and get them to the 9-2 or 10-1 they need to be heading into New England on December 6th for a Monday Night showdown.
Stop thinking about the Jets, as the Jets of the past and start thinking about them like the Colts or Saints from a year ago, a team who found a way to win just about every week. The Jets have the talent and coaching to do it and five very, very winnable games coming up on the schedule.
It starts with a win on Sunday.