Embarrassing: Jets Lay Egg In Philly

The New York Jets embarrassed themselves today in Philadelphia

It was about as ugly as you could imagine for the New York Jets today. A terrible game plan. Turnovers. Penalties. Just stupid football en route to a 45-19 loss.

Why the Jets coaching staff thought Wayne Hunter, one of the league’s worst starting offensive players, could block Jason Babin one on one is beyond me. Babin torched the Jets all day long, finishing with 3 sacks. Mark Sanchez never had a chance. On defense, we saw plenty of Eric Smith matched up one on one with Brent Celek who carved up the secondary for 150 yards and a touchdown. On the whole the defense was putrid, missing tackles all over the field. They looked slow and out of place.

What was especially disheartening was the showing from “captain” Santonio Holmes today. A first quarter fumble gave the Eagles their first seven points and then he dropped a pass in the red-zone that turned into an interception. Even more annoying to watch was him doing a pre-meditated touchdown celebration with his team down 19 points and drawing an unsportsmanlike penalty. Selfish and immature.

To lay an egg in such a big spot is inexcusable. It is poor coaching. It was poor coaching to put Hunter and Smith in the spots they were put in. It was poor coaching in the beginning of the year to make somebody like Holmes a captain.

How could you feel confident about this team making the playoffs after what you saw today? Yet, somehow thanks to the help they keep receiving, they actually still control their own destiny. Win their last two games and they are still in.

New York Jets Fans: Week 15 Rooting Guide

TOJ with a rooting guide for New York Jets fans in week 15. Is more help on the way?

Last week was one of those beautiful times where every single thing broke the New York Jets way. Can they get the same kind of help this weekend? It isn’t too likely considering the following match-ups, but hey you never know…

Tennessee Titans (7-6) at Indianapolis Colts (0-13) – The Colts have to eventually win right? Right? Maybe I am reaching here but I do think this game will end up being somewhat competitive. If Indy actually does pull off a win, you know God has a little love for our Jets. Oh wait, nevermind he can’t because the only thing God cares about is Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos…my bad.

Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) at St. Louis Rams (2-11) – Kellen freakin Clemens. It looks the Jets ex quarterback will be under center for the Rams as they attempt to pull off the upset over the Bengals. St. Louis did upset New Orleans earlier this year but relying on Clemens for anything isn’t a very good idea.

Detroit Lions (8-5) at Oakland Raiders (7-6) – The Raiders appear to be free falling and a loss to the Lions here could put a nail in their coffin. I am pretty sure we will look back one day and remember the Carson Palmer trade as one of the stupidest decisions made this decade by a NFL team.

New England Patriots (10-3) at Denver Broncos (8-5) – A scoreless tie? I think I will root for Denver so they have a shot of getting the number three seed, which brings my dream closer to a reality. A Jets rematch in Denver, round one of the playoffs. Could you imagine how hard everybody else in the free world will be rooting against Rex and the Jets? All I want is for that game to occur, the Jets to be up 14-10 with 3 seconds left with Denver at the Jets 3 yard line. Tebow runs up the middle, David Harris sticks him in the backfield, forces a fumble, Darrelle Revis picks it up and runs it back for a score and then proceeds to “Tebow” in the end-zone, while all us Jets fans do the same thing and then run around New York City with our flight boy celebrations…but I digress…

Carolina Panthers (4-9) at Houston Texans (10-3) – We want Houston to keep winning so they are still playing for a bye in week 17 against Tennessee.

Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3) at San Francisco 49ers (10-3) – We want Pittsburgh to keep winning so Baltimore still has something to play for week 17 against Cincinnati.

San Diego Chargers (6-7) at Baltimore Ravens (10-3) – We want Baltimore to keep winning so they either playing for a division title or a bye in week 17 against Cincinnati.

Jets vs. Eagles: 12 Pack Of Predictions

12 predictions for the Jets/Eagles week 15 showdown

Can the New York Jets take home their fourth victory in a row? Is another late season playoff run on deck? The 12 pack has a few ideas…

1. LeSean McCoy is going to rip one huge run off but beyond that will be bottled up. Ultimately, he will end up with a little under 100 yards and a touchdown.

2. Shonn Greene will have his second straight 100 yard game, wearing the Eagles defense down in the second half. He will also score another touchdown.

3. Mike Vick is going to turn the football over twice, one of which will come on a strip sack from Aaron Maybin.

4. Plaxico Burress will continue his Eagle killing ways, scoring two touchdowns in the red-zone.

5. Mark Sanchez will have an ugly first half turnover.

6. Jason Babin will have two sacks working against Wayne Hunter.

7. Darrelle Revis will keep DeSean Jackson under 50 yards receiving and without a touchdown.

8. Jeremy Maclin will burn Antonio Cromartie for a big play, but Cromartie will come up with an interception later in the game.

9. Brent Celek will have at least 4 receptions, so will Dustin Keller.

10. Jeremy Kerley won’t muff any punts.

11. Mike DeVito and Joe McKnight will both play on Sunday.

12. The Jets will be trailing throughout the entire game and head into the fourth quarter down by 7-10 points. However, they will stage a late rally and the Eagles will have yet another fourth quarter collapse. The Jets escape with a 27-24 win that will leave all of us with stomach pain.

Talking With The Enemy – Jets/Eagles Preview

TOJ talks Jets/Eagles with Mike Burke from Birds Fan. Who has the advantage on Sunday?

TOJ talked with Mike Burke from BirdsFan.com this week to preview the upcoming New York Jets/Philadelphia Eagles match-up:

TOJ: Is the Eagles defense truly as bad as it is hyped up to be?

BF: I don’t think it’s as bad as it has shown personnel wise.  They had a guy in Juan Castillo making a transition from coaching the offensive line to calling the plays on defense.  He really hasn’t utilized his talent to its fullest. We’ve seen the unit play pretty well at times, they’ve just failed to do so consistently.  It’s really a shame because it’s essentially been a waste of a season for a team who was supposed to be in a “win now” mode. Hiring Castillo was clearly an experiment, and a decision Andy Reid made based on his personal loyalty to the guy.  It has backfired big time and been quite an embarrassment to the organization.

Don’t get me wrong though, there are definitely holes on this defense.  The Eagles lack of commitment to the linebacker position has never been clearer than this season.  Ask any fan what position they believe the Eagles should draft in the first round next year, and I can guarantee an overwhelming number will say linebacker. I really don’t think they’re as bad as they seem.  If they add an experienced coordinator next season and bring in a few players through the draft or free agency, I think the unit can be very strong.

TOJ: Assess Mike Vick’s performance this season on the whole and how he looked when he returned to action last week?

BF: This definitely hasn’t been Vick’s best season.  Last year, we saw how dominate Vick can be at times and also how much he can struggle.  This season has been more about struggles. He hasn’t played horrible overall.  His biggest downfall has been his decision making.  He has turned the ball over way too many times, especially in key situations. When we saw him early last year, he was extremely comfortable in the pocket.  You could literally see him progressing through all of his reads and delivering the ball to the open receiver with accuracy every time he dropped back.

This seemed to change at the end of last season, and I placed a lot of this on him losing confidence in his line.  They weren’t playing well, and he was getting killed.  It was hard to blame him. This season, the line has played a lot better, but he isn’t making the correct reads and that has killed the offense. Of course, now that I mention how well the offensive line has played, we have to reflect on last week’s game against the Dolphins.  Vick was returning from his rib injury, and at a time where he needed his offensive line to protect him, they failed to do so.

It was very disappointing.  The unit played very well throughout the season but had an absolutely awful showing.  Vick did what he could with the time he was given.  With the play of the defense, he did enough to get the win and that’s what counts.  It’s hard to take too much away from his individual performance based on how the line played.

TOJ: Do you want Andy Reid back next year?

BF: This is a tough one.  If you asked me a few weeks ago, I’d say absolutely.  Now, I’m not so sure.  I think my opinion has changed for a few reasons.  The biggest reason is probably the fact that I truly believe he will return next season no matter how I or any of the other fans feel. The other reason is based upon the rest of the league.  A lot of coaches have been fired already and more will be continue to be fired.  There is no chance that the Eagles would let go of Reid before the season ended.  At this point, they would be one of a large number of teams looking for a head coach.  Many other teams would have a head start and I don’t think they’re the type of franchise ready to settle for just anyone that’s available.

Reid has really done everything for this franchise but win a Super Bowl.  That’s devastating, but who out there will give the ma better chance?  Like I mentioned before, the Eagles are supposed to be in a “win now” type mode, and I think they will continue that next season.  Bringing in a new coach with new thoughts and plans doesn’t help that mentality. I think they need to bring in a talented defensive coordinator who can run the show on that end and utilize the talent they have.

TOJ: Prediction?

BF: The Eagles offense struggled last weekend and a very talented defense is coming to town this week.  I’m not really sure why the offensive line struggled so much last weekend, but if it happens this week, the Eagles offense will struggle to do anything.  The Jets have talented corners so if they get a lot of pressure up front, Vick will have struggle throwing the ball.  I could very easily see this resulting in some turnovers.

In the end, I think the Jets defense will be too much.  Jets win 27-17.

BF: Mark Sanchez is one of those guys who just can’t seem to play with any consistency.  What are your feelings about Sanchez?  Do you think he could ever lead the Jets to a Lombardi trophy?

TOJ: I think Sanchez is one of the most unfairly criticized players in the NFL. If he was a religious man playing in Denver, he’d be lauded for his ability to win. The guy is 28-17 as a starter with 4 playoff wins already and hasn’t even played 3 full seasons yet. Yes, he struggles with his accuracy and decision making at times but he is a winner and players better the bigger the spot gets. I absolutely believe he can lead the Jets to a Super Bowl.

BF: The Jets sit in the driver seat right now.  How do you see the rest of the season playing out?  Do they make the playoffs? If so, how far do you think they can go?

TOJ: I think the Jets will ultimately find a way into the playoffs, probably as a 10-6 team. Once they are in, they are dangerous as we’ve seen the past two years. I think they can pull off an upset or maybe two but I am not sure they are equipped to get over the hump this season.

BF: How much of an impact do you see the loss of Jim Leonhard having on Sunday’s game? The rest of the season?

TOJ: It hurts, particularly in the punt return game. The Jets haven’t any consistency there except for Leonhard. On defense, they will miss his leadership but if Brodney Pool can stay healthy they should be okay.

BF: Muhammad Wilkerson, the Jets first-round rookie draft picked, used to play his home games at Lincoln Financial Field with Temple last season.  How has he performed for the Jets this season?

TOJ: Wilkerson has quietly put together a very good year. He is solid against the run and has got a decent push rushing the quarterback. I am not sure he will ever be a Pro-Bowl type player but will likely be a key piece of the Jets defense for years to come.

BF: On Sunday, where will the Jets have an advantage on offense? On defense?

TOJ: The Jets biggest advantage is their physicality and ability to play well in the fourth quarter. On offense, I expect Shonn Greene to have a big day going North and South on the Eagles. On defense, I think Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie can get DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin out of their game.

BF: Where will the Eagles have an advantage on offense? On defense?

TOJ: The Eagles speed on offense will be a big problem for the Jets, particularly from LeSean McCoy on the edges. On defense, Jason Babin could be a big problem for Wayne Hunter, the Jets inconsistent right tackle.

BF: What player could be a potential x-factor for the Jets on Sunday?

TOJ: Aaron Maybin. He is the only Jets player in the front seven with the speed to chase around Vick. If he can bring him down for a few sacks and force a fumble, it could be the difference in the game.

BF: Give me a score prediction.

TOJ: I think the Eagles will be leading the whole way, but the Jets will put together a big fourth quarter to escape with a 27-24 victory.

TOJ Week 15 NFL Picks

TOJ with his week 15 NFL picks. Who are your best bets?

Last Week: 6-10

Season Record: 100-100-5

Week 15 NFL Picks (Lines courtesy of BetUS)

  • Jacksonville (+12) vs. Atlanta
  • Dallas (-7.5) vs. Tampa Bay
  • Washington (+7) vs. Giants
  • Green Bay (-14.5) vs. Kansas City
  • New Orleans (-8) vs. Minnesota
  • Seattle (+3.5) vs. Chicago
  • Houston (-6) vs. Carolina
  • Indianapolis (+8) vs. Tennessee
  • Cincinnati (-8) vs. St. Louis
  • Detroit (-2.5) vs. Oakland
  • New England (-7.5) vs. Denver
  • Jets (+3) vs. Philadelphia
  • Arizona (-7) vs. Cleveland
  • Baltimore (-3) vs. San Diego
  • Pittsburgh (+3) vs. San Francisco
  • Miami (PK) vs. Buffalo

New York Jets: Can They Beat Another Finesse Team?

TOJ on if the New York Jets can handle another finesse team

Michael Lomdbardi of NFL.com recently referred to the Philadelphia Eagles as a “nickel” team. The basic premise behind it was that they are built to spread the field and force you into a track meet. They want to play with three and four receivers on the field on offense and three and four corners on the field on defense. In this way they are one-dimensional, ultimately being both a finesse and soft team.

Lombardi referenced the New Orleans Saints as an example of a team who was originally constructed as a “nickel” team but wised up to add a physical dimension to their game. The Saints can now line up and run a smash mouth offense with Pierre Thomas, Chris Ivory, or Mark Ingram. They don’t have to get gimmicky or throw the football on 3rd and 1. They can go north and south to beat opponents at the line of scrimmage. On the other side of the football, they focused on building their front seven and play an aggressive physical brand on defense.

Philadelphia remains in the “nickel” mode. Running back LeSean McCoy has racked up impressive yardage totals thanks to his big play ability but Philadelphia is still overly reliant on their passing game and spread formations. They aren’t consistent in short yardage situations or around the goal-line (see Ronnie Brown’s bizarre run/pass against San Francisco earlier in the year). When it gets to the fourth quarter, they can’t put teams away because they lack a power running game that wears you down, hence their struggles all season in that portion of the game.

On defense they have struggled all season stopping the run and have missed an inordinate amount of tackles. Similar to their offense, they can’t close games out because they wear down late. Their defensive line has a dangerous pass rush but doesn’t always get a push in the running game. The linebackers have been a mess all season and their secondary, despite having big names at corner, have been beat for big plays all season.

Rex Ryan’s first ever game as a head coach for the New York Jets was against the Houston Texans. His pre-game speech emphasized that the Texans were a finesse team who the Jets could simply out-physical to a victory. He was absolutely right, as the Jets rolled 24-7 that day. Earlier in the year, LaDainian Tomlinson gave fiery pre-game speeches before games against San Diego and Buffalo, echoing the same sentiment: “this team isn’t as physical as us, we can impose our will on them.” This Jets team plays extremely confident when they are going against finesse or “nickel” units.

There is no question that Philadelphia’s speed on offense could cause the Jets problems. That being said, the Jets should be able run the ball down Philadelphia’s throat all game long to help keep that offense off the field. This is the type of game where Shonn Greene gets 25 carries and LaDainian Tomlinson chips in another 10. In the passing game, it is when Plaxico Burress and Dustin Keller should be breaking tackles and pulling balls down in traffic.

When it does get to Philadelphia being on offense, expect Rex Ryan to be blitz heavy as Mike Vick as struggled with the blitz in his face all year. With the blitzing, look for agressive man to man coverage on the outside from Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie. DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are dangerous outside the hashes but they don’t want any part of a physical game. They both have racked up dropped passes and fumbles all season. Cromartie in particular might give up a big play or two but he should also be able to make Vick pay for consistently throwing into traffic.

Philadelphia is a dangerous opponent. Everybody is familiar with the talent from top to bottom on their roster. Beyond that Philadelphia is a notoriously hostile environment. Yet, the Eagles ultimately are the type of a “finesse” team that the Jets have had their way with in previous years. This is the week to take pride in the Ground and Pound identity and run Philadelphia into the ground.

Ten Preliminary Thoughts On Jets/Eagles

TOJ with ten preliminary thoughts on the New York Jets week 15 match-up with the Philadelphia Eagles

Ten preliminary thoughts on the New York Jets week 15 match-up against the Philadelphia Eagles.

1. Philadelphia’s speed on offense is a major concern for the Jets. LeSean McCoy is capable of breaking a big run at any moment. The Jets must be extremely disciplined on the edges, most notably Calvin Pace and Jamaal Westerman at linebacker. On the defensive line, Mike DeVito is a long shot to play so the Jets will need a big game from Muhammad Wilkerson and for Marcus Dixon to step up again.

2. Mike Vick’s ability to scramble is always an issue for opposing defenses but he has been turning the ball over like crazy this year. This is a big game for Aaron Maybin who has the most speed of any Jet in the front seven by far and has forced four fumbles this year. Vick will also throw a few up for grabs. Isn’t Antonio Cromartie do for an interception?

3. Considering DeSean Jackson’s general attitude and demeanor this year, I believe Darrelle Revis has a great opportunity to get into his head early and completely take him out of this game. Beyond that, Revis has the size and strength to toss him around at the line of scrimmage.

4. Two guys who have the ability to really hurt the Jets on Sunday are Brent Celek and Jason Avant. This defense always struggles with tight ends and slot receivers. It will be on Brodney Pool to step up with his coverage of Celek and Kyle Wilson to have a big game in the slot on Avant.

5. Shonn Greene and the rest of the Jets rushing attack should be licking their chops against Philadelphia’s front seven. The Eagles have been soft up the middle all year and have major question marks at linebacker. There is no reason for Greene not to have another 20+ carry, 100+ yard performance.

6. Plaxico Burress always killed the Eagles during his time with the Giants. He has been quiet the past two weeks and seems due for a big game. While the Eagles corners have big names and big play potential, they have given up a ton of big plays this season.

7. Speaking of their corners, you can bet Rex Ryan will be reminding his team how Nnamndi Asomugha spurned them to join Philadelphia this off-season. Asomugha has been a let down all season and I don’t expect the Jets to be shy about going after him. Antonio Cromartie should have also have a little extra motivation this Sunday.

8. Joe McKnight should be back in the line-up this week, providing a nice boost to the Jets kick return and their screen game on offense.

9. Philadelphia is the complete opposite of the Jets in the following regard: they start fast and finish poorly. The Jets have consistently risen up in the fourth quarter under Rex Ryan for comeback wins, while the Eagles have fell apart all season in crunch time. If this game is tight in the fourth quarter, Jets fans should be confident.

10. Mark Sanchez on the road…in Pennsylvania…week 15…Jets fans should remember how well he played in Pittsburgh last year at this exact time of the season.

Could The New York Jets Make The Playoffs At 10-6?

Could the New York Jets make the playoffs at 10-6?

Maybe I have lost some of my optimism, but I believe it is worth considering the possibility of the New York Jets not running the table, and maybe winning just 2 of their final 3. Does that scenario leave them a realistic chance of being the AFC’s number six seed? It just might…

They have built a one game lead over Oakland, Tennessee, and Cincinnati. We already know they don’t have the tie-breaker with Oakland and as of now they don’t have it with Tennessee or Cincinnati based on conference record, although that could change.

Let’s start with Oakland, who would only need to lose one more game to keep the Jets safe at 10-6. They play Detroit, at Kansas City, and home against San Diego. Right now Detroit and San Diego are better teams than Oakland and Kansas City has already beat them this year 28-0 this season. I think it is a safe assumption that Oakland will lose one, if not two more games.

Tennessee plays at Indianapolis, home versus Jacksonville, and then finishes at Houston. The assumption all along has been that Houston will be resting starters in week 17. As of now, that won’t be the case because they could very well be playing for a bye. Beyond that, they could want to get as much work for T.J. Yates as possible before the playoffs start. Considering that Houston beat the Titans 41-7 in their last match-up, if the Texans don’t rest anybody they should be able to handle Tennessee. Outside of week 17, Indianapolis just might show a little pride at home this week to avoid going 0-16 and there is a good chance Jake Locker will be making the first start of his career on Sunday. Hey, you never know right? Jacksonville also has upset potential because of their running game, defense, and the fact that they beat Tennessee earlier in the year.

Cincinnati travels to St. Louis this week before hosting Arizona and Baltimore to end the season. Again, many people were assuming Baltimore would be resting starters in week 17. However, considering they have the same record as Pittsburgh and they could potentially drop from a 1 to a 5 seed if they lose the AFC North, resting starters wouldn’t be an option as of right now. On top of that, if Pittsburgh falls out of contention for the division title, they are still battling Houston and New England for the 1 and 2 seed. If Baltimore does happen to rest their starters, Arizona is 6-7 and will be far from a walkover for banged up Bengals team.

Of course, it would be much easier if the Jets just took care of their own business and won their last three. However, it remains a very real possibility that they could still sneak in, even at 10-6.

NFL Week 15: Playoff Picture Remains Blurry

With three games to go, the NFL picture remains blurry

There are only three games left in the 2011 NFL season. Where did the time go? Despite heading into week 15, 21 teams technically remain alive for a playoff spot and we are only sure about one thing when it comes to seeding, that Green Bay will be number one in the NFC. Let’s take a closer look —

AFC

  1. Houston (10-3)
  2. Baltimore (10-3)
  3. New England (10-3)
  4. Denver (8-5)
  5. Pittsburgh (10-3)
  6. New York Jets (8-5)
  7. Tennessee (7-6)
  8. Cincinnati (7-6)
  9. Oakland (7-6)
  10. San Diego (6-7)

The battle for a bye and the NFC North title should prevent Houston, New England, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh from resting any starters in the coming weeks. Denver looks to be in the driver’s seat for the AFC West, considering how Oakland has looked in the previous two weeks. San Diego is technically still lingering around in the West but Baltimore could end that this weekend. In terms of the wild-card, the Jets control their own destiny but have three very losable games approaching on the schedule. Cincinnati and Tennessee still have a good shot if they could win out, but that could be more difficult than it initially looked. Pretty funny that if the season ended today, the Jets would be traveling to New England for wild-card weekend.

NFC

  1. Green Bay (13-0)
  2. San Francisco (10-3)
  3. New Orleans (10-3)
  4. New York Giants (7-6)
  5. Atlanta (8-5)
  6. Detroit (8-5)
  7. Chicago (7-6)
  8. Dallas (7-6)
  9. Seattle (6-7)
  10. Arizona (6-7)
  11. Philadelphia (5-8)

We are going to learn plenty about San Francisco this Monday night against Pittsburgh. Their battle with New Orleans for a bye should be interesting to watch. The Giants are in the driver’s seat now for the NFC East and would be dangerous in the playoffs because of how well Eli Manning is playing. Atlanta, Detroit, and Dallas will battle it out for the last spot but all three feel like one and done type teams. Yes, Eagles fans are still counting on running the table and the Giants and Dallas losing two of their last three so they could sneak in.

Did New York Jets Find Winning Formula In Time?

TOJ on if the New York Jets have found their winning formula in time

When the New York Jets were sitting at 5-5, it was fairly clear they would need to win their final six games to make the playoffs. When looking at their upcoming schedule, the first three games appeared to be easier than the final three games. The hope was that they could build up momentum and iron out their winning identity in time for the schedule’s difficulty picking up.

After 7 and a half quarters of mediocre football, the switch was flipped. Ever since Mark Sanchez hit Santonio Holmes on a slant and go late in the fourth quarter against Washington for the go ahead touchdown, the New York Jets have been rolling.

Are they ready to handle the daunting task of winning in Philadelphia, beating the Giants, and then finishing the season with a win in Miami?

There was plenty of talk of getting back to the “Ground and Pound” on offense but it has only become a reality in recent weeks. Shonn Greene is playing his best football since the 2009 playoffs and is looking like a complete, lead back who is ready to take 25 touches each week. LaDainian Tomlinson is healthy and ready to be a weapon on third downs and in the screen game. On top of that, Joe McKnight should be back for the final three games and is finally beginning to get acclimated as a part of the offense.

Mark Sanchez isn’t racking up gaudy statistics but he is protecting the football, making timely throws, and producing points. Over the Jets recent three game winning streak, he has accounted for nine touchdowns (seven passing, two rushing) and only one turnover. The Jets offense is averaging 33 points per game during that same span. Sanchez looks to be playing angrier the past three weeks. We saw him yelling on the sideline after tossing a game winner against Buffalo and you can see it in his press conferences, the constant torching from the media and the boos in his home stadium have him heated and that isn’t a necessarily a bad thing.

If Sanchez isn’t turning the football over, the Jets are tough to beat but more importantly the offense needs to keep up the point production. Philadelphia and the Giants are going to put up points. You can’t bank on winning those games 16-13. Rex Ryan can scheme with the best of them but this defense still has holes in it and will give up some plays. The question will be if they can force turnovers and come up with key stops late in the game.

Having a linebacker with the speed of Aaron Maybin will help against Philadelphia and you hope that Bart Scott and Calvin continued their improved play from the past two weeks. On paper, the Jets are going to have some match-up issues with both the Eagles and Giants but then again on paper they should have had issues with the Colts and Patriots this past January and we remember how that ended.