Welcome to a special edition of the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack, brought to you by PrimeSport, the official travel and hospitality partner of the New York Jets. Click the link for more info on the Jets official pregame tailgate party and for away game packages! Today we give 36 (triple sized!) predictions for the 2016 New York Jets season…
1. The New York Jets will go 4-2 in the AFC East, splitting with Buffalo and New England, while once again sweeping the Dolphins.
2. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start 14-16 games, finishing with a comparable number of yards and touchdowns as last year with a slightly lower completion percentage and 4-6 more turnovers.
3. The Jets will go 3-3 during their rough 6 game stretch to open the season.
4. Muhammad Wilkerson will again lead the Jets in sacks, finishing with 12.5.
5. The Jets DVOA ranking on offense (14th) will drop but their DVOA ranking on defense (5th) and special teams (25th) will improve.
6. The Jets will beat Seattle at home in week 4.
7. Brandon Marshall will have less touchdowns and yards than he did in 2015.
8. Quincy Enunwa will have more catches, yards and touchdowns than he did in 2015.
9. Breno Giacomini will start zero games for the Jets this year.
10. The Jets will be 5-3 at the half way point of the season.
11. Sheldon Richardson will be second on the Jets in sacks with 8 and have a season at the level or above his 2014 season.
12. The Jets will use 4 man fronts more frequently than they did last season. Lorenzo Mauldin will play somewhere between 65-75% of the total defensive snaps.
13. Darrelle Revis will lead the Jets in interceptions and finish 2nd team All-Pro.
14. Matt Forte will run for less than 1,000 yards but have over 550 yards receiving.
15. The Jets will go into their bye week at 6-4.
16. Eric Decker will have less touchdowns than last season but more yards.
17. Bilal Powell will have at least 150 touches on offense this year (had 117 last year).
18. Darron Lee will play 55-65% of the defensive snaps and have a solid, not spectacular all around rookie season.
19. The Jets will head into the final quarter of the schedule at 7-5.
20. Khiry Robinson will get between 60-80 carries this year.
21. David Harris will start 16 games this year and play at a level comparable to last year.
22. Calvin Pryor will improve from last year. Marcus Gilchrist will regress.
23. Rontez Miles will be a Pro Bowl special teamer this year.
24. Ryan Clady will miss 2 games this season.
25. Deon Simon will become a rotational defensive lineman by the middle of the season and gradually start taking time from Steve McLendon.
26. Both Buster Skrine and Marcus Williams will play over 60% of the Jets defensive snaps.
27. Jets pass catchers not named Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Matt Forte, BIlal Powell and Quincy Enunwa will combine for less than 75 receptions total.
28. The Jets will not win the AFC East.
29. The Jets will finish second in the AFC East.
30. Jordan Jenkins will finish with 4 sacks and gradually improve over the second half of the season, turning into a nearly every down player by December.
31. Juston Burris will be a key special teams player and see situational reps on defense.
32. Dee Milliner and Dexter McDougle will make no notable contributions this year.
33. Brian Winters will be a competent starter for 16 games this year.
34. James Carpenter will be the Jets best offensive lineman for the second year in a row.
35. Kellen Davis will be cut before the season is over.
36. The Jets will mirror last season’s 10-6 record, except this time they will make the playoffs and win a wild card game before eventually having their season end in the divisional round.
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