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1 – Sam Darnold will throw for 250 yards, 1 touchdown and have 1 turnover. He will complete 62% of his passes and be sacked two times, while also narrowly avoiding two other sacks. He will have a 7.8 YPA.
2 – Tyrod Taylor will throw for 195 yards, run for 45 yards and score 2 total touchdowns. He will have at least one turnover and be sacked once. He will struggle to attack down the field against the Jets secondary.
3 – Carlos Hyde will have less than 50 yards rushing against the Jets defense. Cleveland will struggled to run the football, outside of Taylor scrambling, for most of the night. Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson will combine for less than 40 total offensive yards.
4 – Quincy Enunwa will again lead the Jets in receptions and targets. He will also score his second touchdown of the season. Jermaine Kearse will be more involved in the offense than he was against Miami. It will be another fairly quiet night for Robby Anderson, who will have 5 or less targets.
5 – Isaiah Crowell will lead the Jets in carries and score a touchdown. Bilal Powell will have at least 4 receptions and finish with 80 total offensive yards. Both will play roughly the same amount of reps at running back.
6 – David Njoku and Jarvis Landry (who will play), will be Cleveland’s leading receivers. Njoku will score a touchdown against the Jets secondary as Cleveland takes advantage of Marcus Maye’s continued absence. It will be a shaky overall outing for Doug Middleton. Jamal Adams will have a TFL and PD while struggling a bit in coverage.
7 – Leonard Williams will record his first sack of the season and have his best overall game of the year so far. Henry Anderson will have another strong all around performance opposite Williams.
8 – Myles Garrett and Larry Ogunjobi will give the Jets offensive line problems all night, generally slowing down the running game and consistently flushing Darnold from the pocket.
9 – Jason Myers will make all his kicks tonight and the Jets will win the special teams battle overall, as Cleveland continues to make mental errors in the kicking/coverage game, while will be a deciding factor in a close game.
10 – Chris Herndon will play the majority of reps at tight end with Sterling out and have 3 receptions, while avoiding any major mental errors like he had last week.
11 – The Jets inactive list: Josh Martin, Marcus Maye, Foley Fatukasi, Derrick Jones, Dakota Dozier, Juston Burris, Neal Sterling.
12 – The Jets will win a low scoring, fairly ugly game that is under 39 points, covering as 3 point underdogs: 20-17. There seems to be a general consensus that the Jets will lose tonight but Hue Jackson being involved for Cleveland should give fans hope.
Back from a short paternity leave hiatus, I left five thoughts on Jets/Dolphins embedded below (click through for full thread)
I did finagle a way to watch NYJ/MIA so here are five thoughts on the loss:
1. Fairly high volume of TOs are inevitable as Darnold learns on the job in year 1. The 2 INTs were on him but overall performance was generally encouraging & should have been enough to steal a W
— Joe Caporoso (@JCaporoso) September 17, 2018
There is always an inevitable overreaction to a team’s first loss. The Jets are a young team that still has many holes on their roster. The loss to Miami was the embodiment of those realities. They weren’t ran off the field. They played dumb football and punted the chance to steal a winnable game. The shortcomings on their offensive line, pass rush and (STILL) slot corner will rear their ugly head nultiple times year, along with the learning curve for players like Darnold, Herndon, Lee, Adams and others.
The consensus around this game seems to be the Jets will lose and break Cleveland’s streak. This is a flawed team but for Todd Bowles and his staff…don’t lose to Cleveland, man. This is the worst coaching staff in the NFL with an average starter at best at quarterback, if you can avoid a lttany of mental errors, this is a game that should be won.
As for Darnold, are the interceptions frustrating? Sure. But he is moving the football consistently, attacking down the field and despite an inconsistent performance at best from his supporting cast, continues to look substantially advanced for a 21 year old with two career starts. He will be better in 2019 and beyond for the experience he is gaining now.
Against The Spread: 1-1