It has been dark times lately for the 12 Pack, as well as the Jets…let’s see if we can turn things around —
1. Joe McKnight will have at least five offensive touches that aren’t in garbage time and will make a case for more playing time during the last couple of games. LaDainian Tomlinson’s role in the game plan will be diminished…or at least it should be.
2. Santonio Holmes is going to have a monster game, on both offense and special teams. He is an elite playmaker in the NFL and will be beyond motivated this game to bounce back from his drop last week and to prove Pittsburgh was wrong for trading him.
3. Hines Ward is going to have a big day working against Antonio Cromartie and Heath Miller, Emmanuel Sanders, and Antawan Randle El will make a few plays in the middle of the field against Dwight Lowery and Brodney Pool at safety.
4. Both teams will struggle to run the football. There won’t be a 100 yard rusher in this game, in fact I’d be surprised if there was a 70 yard rusher in this game.
5. Nick Folk won’t make a field goal that is longer than 40 yards.
6. The Jets defense is going to rise to the occasion and play one of their best games of the season, keeping this a competitive football game.
7. Mark Sanchez will play better than he did the previous two weeks, but there is no way he is getting through this game without a turnover.
8. I think we will see another quiet game from Dustin Keller and Braylon Edwards.
9. The Jets defense will force a fumble from Rashard Mendenhall and sack Ben Roethlisberger at least two times.
10. Mike Wallace will have less than 60 receiving yards and will be kept out of the end-zone by Darrelle Revis.
11. The Jets inactive players and coaches will be about 30 yards from the sideline when the Steelers return punts.
12. Despite putting up a better effort than most people expect, the Jets are going to lose their third straight, 17-10. The loss will mean the Jets will have to win in Chicago and then at home against Buffalo if they want a playoff spot.