TOJ Let’s Get Weird – Week 1 – Jets vs. Bills

Dan Essien previews the Jets week 1 matchup with the Buffalo Bills in his weird way

Football is finally truly back! The New York Jets kick off the 2019 season with a week 1 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. Much has changed for the Jets this offseason, and there are plenty of storylines to follow. Let’s preview the Jets regular season opener with some weird stats, stories, and predictions.

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Episode 144 – X & O Quick Hits with Joe Blewett: Jets vs Lions edition

Scott Mason talks to TOJ Film Room’s Joe Blewett  for a brief look at the film involving the biggest plays and storylines from the Jets’ season opener against the Detroit Lions.

Episode 144 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to TOJ Film Room’s Joe Blewett  for a brief look at the film involving the biggest plays and storylines from the Jets’ season opener against the Detroit Lions.

Topics include:

  1. Sam Darnold, the (mostly) good and the (minimal) bad
  2. What made Stafford so terrible Monday night?
  3. Diagnosing the big catch by Robby Anderson
  4. The defensive line: unsung heroes?
  5. The secret to the Jets’ success in the running game & what went right on the 62 yard TD run by Isaiah Crowell?
  6. The secondary does well, but a bit of a rough start for Trumaine Johnson
  7. The 3rd and 1 End-Around to Robby Anderson: Anatomy of a disaster

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Episode 143 – Jets vs Lions Postgame Report with Darryl Slater

Scott Mason talks to Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media to recap the Jets’ regular season debut, a 48-17 victory over the Detroit Lions!

Episode 143 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media to recap the Jets’ regular season debut, a 48-17 victory over the Detroit Lions!

Darryl talks about a strong debut for Sam Darnold after bouncing back from an early pick 6, the absolute destruction of Matthew Stafford, what Jamal Adams said the team noticed about the Lions offense, a breakout for Darron Lee, the latest injuries news, quotes from the locker room & more!

Play Like A Jet is part of the Turn On The Jets Digital Podcast network……

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Episode 33 – Stick To The Jets, NYJ vs Lions Preview F/ @DrewFromJersey

Connor Rogers talks Jets/Lions as we approach tonight’s season opener……

Connor Rogers and Drew From Jersey talk Jets/Lions as we approach tonight’s season opener……

STJ is brought to you by Willie McBride’s in Hoboken, New Jersey. Check out their football specials below and give them a follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and come out to our live podcast and watch party on September 30 for Jets vs. Jaguars.

Make sure to subscribe to Stick To The Jets here on iTunes!

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Episode 142- Jets vs Lions Weekend Pre-Game Report with Darryl Slater

Scott Mason talks to Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media about all things Jets as we head into the opening game of the season against the Detroit Lions!

Episode 142 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below.  Scott Mason talks to Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media about all things Jets as we head into the opening game of the season against the Detroit Lions!

Darryl discusses the latest Jets injury news surrounding Josh Martin, Marcus Maye, and Jermaine Kearse, what Jordan Jenkins had to say about the team’s failed pursuit of Khalil Mack, what Isaiah Crowell expects to be able to do against the Lions and throughout the season,  whether or not Sam Darnold is being rushed into the starting role, how the Jets and Lions may attack each other’s opposing QBs, a semi-mindless prediction, a few classic TV references, & more!

Play Like A Jet is part of the Turn On The Jets Digital Podcast network……

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Know Your Foe – Week 1: New York Jets vs Detroit Lions

In this week 1 edition of “Know Your Foe,” host Michael Nania talks to the top writer on the Lions beat, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, to break down the Jets’ first game of the season against the Detroit Lions!

“Play Like A Jet” presents the regular season debut “Know Your Foe” podcast with Michael Nania!  Check out the audio below.  

In this week 1 edition of “Know Your Foe,” host Michael Nania talks to the top writer on the Lions beat, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, to break down the Jets’ first game of the season against the Detroit Lions!

Topics include the continued progression of Matthew Stafford, struggles in the running game, the emergence of Detroit’s secondary,  what Matt Patricia and his system bring to the Lions from New England, and much more!

Plus, Michael takes a deep dive into the individual statistics and key matchups like only he can, including some fascinating information about how the Jets may try to defend the Lions’ passing game! 

Play Like A Jet and Know Your Foe are both part of the Turn On The Jets Digital Podcast network……

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Turn On The Jets Week 1 NFL Staff Picks

The Turn On The Jets staff gives their picks for week 1in the NFL

The Turn On The Jets staff gives their picks for week 1 in the NFL. At the end of the year first place will receive a free steak at Peter Luger’s. Second place? A set of steak knives. Third Prize? You’re fired.

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Turn On The Jets Week 1 Roundtable: Jets/Bills Prediction

The Turn On The Jets staff gives their predictions for Jets/Bills

The TOJ Staff gives their predictions for the New York Jets regular season opener against the Buffalo Bills. Make sure to give everybody a follow on Twitter

Joe Caporoso – 12 Pack

Chris Gross – Jets 19 Bills 10 – Don’t expect this game to be very pretty in terms of offensive fire power. Each of these teams are built on defense and running the ball. The Jets play their first real game in the brand new offensive system of Tony Sparano, while Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bills take on a New York defense that seems poised to rank in the top three in the league. The Jets offense will struggle to score touchdowns until it fully gels within the new system, but stellar defensive and special teams play will allow them to win the field position battle and accumulate points through field goals, with a touchdown sprinkled in. Expect either a “TebowCat” TD run from inside the ten, or a play action pass from Sanchez to Keller.

Mike Donnelly – Ahh, the Buffalo Bills. There’s not a team I’d rather see the Jets opening against. After months and months of hearing about how wonderful Buffalo is going to be this year on both sides of the ball, while the Jets are expected to show up in their clown car and just throw in the towel, we get to see both teams actually prove it on the field. WIth or without Sione Po’uha, the Jets defense is going to smother the Bills. You know damn well Rex Ryan has a few special wrinkles saved up for Chan Gailey this week, and I don’t expect Ryan Fitzpatrick to be able to handle them. The Jets offense is NOT as bad as they’ve shown this preseason, and now that the games count you better believe they’re going to open up the playbook and actually, you know, score a touchdown. They’ll do just enough on offense and unleash the hounds on poor Fitzpatrick on defense as the game slowly turns into a rout, something like 27-10. Oh, and expect this guy who wears #24 for the Jets to put all the “Stevie Johnson owns Revis” garbage to rest, once and for all. My official prediction? I’ll let Clubber Lang handle this one –

TJ Rosenthal – Jets win 23-17 if: The Front four remains as physical and quick off the bell as they were against Carolina weeks back. This will allow the  Jets to make the Bills duo of Jackson and Spiller unable to dictate terms. Sanchez will be efficient in this scenario while finding a way to make the big strike at some point. Tebow will move the chains and bring energy to Met Life with a few scintillating runs. Jets lose 27-13 if: The offense looks the way it did all preseason, tiring out a Jets D that had good intentions, but couldn’t rest properly. Eventually caving in after halftime.

Chris Celletti – This game is going to be absolutely excruciating for Jets fans. Not because I think they’ll lose, as you’ll see, but it’s not going to be pretty at all. I still don’t have a ton of confidence in this Jets’ offense. I expect Mark Sanchez to make some really nice throws, hit a few intermediate plays and try some deep throws, but I don’t expect a huge statistical output and I’d be shocked if he doesn’t throw a pick (and at what point that pick comes and the context of it is going to determine the circus factor in MetLife). Tim Tebow and the Wildcat will prove to be efficient, but since the Jets’ offensive line struggled in the preseason on standard running plays, I don’t see them opening up huge holes for Tebow to make a big play. I think both offenses will struggle, especially the Bills as I think the Jets’ D has a big day. The Jets do find a way to score a few touchdowns in a defense/field position battle, and the panic button goes away for at least a week. Jets 20, Bills 16

Rob Celletti– It’s not surprising that of the 16 games on the NFL Week 1 slate, Jets/Bills has the lowest over/under number (39, half a point lower than what promises to be an unwatchable clash between Minnesota and Jacksonville), and still, I’d take the under. It’s not going to be pretty, folks.  The Jets will run the ball, and they’ll punt.  Sanchez will take some sacks, and they’ll punt.  But the defense will not only hold, but dominate, and the Jets offense will find a rhythm at some point.  Look for the offense to score points when they start with a short field, via turnovers or an explosive special teams play.  Mark Sanchez will get this team into the endzone twice, and the Jets will win the game 20-13.  The statistics won’t be pretty, but 1-0 will be

Turn On The Jets Week 1 NFL Picks

The TOJ Staff submits their picks for week 1 of the NFL…the race for steak begins

The Turn On The Jets staff will be submitting their picks against the spread on a weekly basis. We will be tracking our weekly records so you know where to turn for your gambling advice. At the end of the season our staff will be gathering for a meal at Peter Lugers in Brooklyn, with the overall winner receiving a free meal. Let the race for steak begin! #RaceForSteak –

Joe Caporoso

Season Record: 0-1

  • Bears (-10) over Colts
  • Eagles (-9.5) over Browns
  • Jets (-3) over Bills
  • Saints (-8.5) over Redskins
  • Patriots (-5) over Titans
  • Jaguars (+3.5) over Vikings
  • Texans (-11.5) over Dolphins
  • Lions (-8.5) over Rams
  • Falcons (-3) over Chiefs
  • Packers (-5) over 49ers
  • Panthers (-3) over Bucs
  • Seahawks (-3) over Cardinals
  • Steelers (+1.5) over Broncos
  • Bengals (+6.5) over Ravens
  • Raiders (-1.5) over Chargers

Rob Celletti

Season Record: 1-0

  • Colts (+10) over Bears
  • Eagles (-9.5) over Browns
  • Jets (-3) over Bills
  • Saints (-8.5) over Redskins
  • Patriots (-5) over Titans
  • Vikings (-3.5) over Jaguars
  • Texans (-11.5) over Dolphins
  • Lions (-8.5) over Rams
  • Chiefs (+3) over Falcons
  • Packers (-5) over 49ers
  • Panthers (-3) over Buccaneers
  • Cardinals (+3) over Seahawks
  • Steelers (+1.5) over Broncos
  • Bengals (+6.5) over Ravens
  • Chargers (+1.5) over Raiders
Season Record: 0-1
  • Colts (+9.5)
  • Eagles (-9.5)
  • Jets (-3)
  • Saints (-8)
  • Patriots (-5.5)
  • Jaguars (+3.5)
  • Houston (-11.5)
  • Lions (-8)
  • Chiefs (+3)
  • 49ers (+5)
  • Panthers (-3)
  • Seahawks (-3)
  • Steelers (+1.5)
  • Ravens (-6.5)
  • Chargers (+1.5)

Season Record: 0-1

  • Chicago (-10) vs. Indianapolis
  • Philadelphia (-9.5) at Cleveland
  • Jets (-3) vs.Buffalo
  • New Orleans (-8.5) vs. Washington
  • New England (-5) at Tennessee
  • Jacksonville (+3.5) at Minnesota
  • Miami (+11.5) at Houston
  • Detroit (-8.5) vs. St. Louis
  • Kansas City (+3) vs. Atlanta
  • 49ers (+5) at Green Bay
  • Tampa Bay (+3) vs. Carolina
  • Seattle (-3) vs. Arizona
  • Pittsburgh (+1.5) at Denver
  • Cincinnati (+6.5) at Baltimore
  • San Diego (+1.5) at Oakland

Mike Donnelly 

Season Record: 0-1

  • Colts +10
  • Browns +9.5
  • Jets -3
  • Saints -8.5
  • Titans +4
  • Minnesota -3.5
  • Houston -11.5
  • St. Louis +8.5
  • KC +3
  • Packers -5
  • Bucs +3
  • Cards +3
  • Broncos -1.5
  • Ravens -6.5
  • Raiders -1.5

TOJ Week 1 NFL Picks

Lines taken from BET US

Pittsburgh (PK) vs. Baltimore – The Ravens can never seem to get over the hump versus the Steelers and I don’t think that will change this week.

Detroit (PK) vs. Tampa Bay – Plenty of hype surrounding these two young teams, the Lions can overcome that vicious Tampa Bay home-field advantage.

Atlanta (-3.5) vs. Chicago – There is some buzz about the Bears upsetting the Falcons this week, who are a popular Super Bowl pick. I just don’t see it.

Buffalo (+6) vs. Kansas City – The Chiefs aren’t returning to the playoffs this year and the Bills will be better than people expect.

Houston (-8.5) vs. Indianapolis – The Colts are a one man team and that man is hurt.

St. Louis (+4.5) vs. Philadelphia – Tons of pressure on Philadelphia out of the gate, against an improving young St. Louis team on the road sounds like an upset to me.

Cleveland (-7.5) vs. Cincinnati – The Browns should get off to a strong start this year considering their schedule.

Tennessee (+1) vs. Jacksonville – Watch out for the Titans in the suddenly depleted AFC South.

Washington (+3) vs. New York Giants – Jersey’s JV team gets off to an ugly start.

Carolina (+7.5) vs. Arizona – The Panthers will keep this tight and maybe steal a late win to kick off the Cam Newton era.

San Francisco (-5) vs. Seattle – Man, I hate the NFC West.

Minnesota (+8.5) vs. San Diego – Upset alert.

New York Jets (-5) vs. Dallas Cowboys – The Cowboys are too banged up to pull the upset in this one.

New England (-7.5) vs. Miami – The game would be blacked out if the 15,000 Patriots fans didn’t show up.

Oakland (+3) vs. Denver – Crazy to have faith in the Raiders? Against Denver, I don’t think so.