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The Jets go into Lambeau to take on the Packers and their up-tempo offense after they went into Seattle and got shellacked by the reigning Super Bowl Champs in prime time. Vegas isn’t giving the Jets much of a shot and the odds are stacked against them but crazier things have happened but here is a list of who said what this week and everything else you need to know going into Week 2:
Dee Milliner, Willie Colon, Jeff Cumberland
QuestionableIk Enemkpali, Josh Bush
Story Lines of NoteMilliner Returns, Role Unclear
Picks (If You Care About Such Things):
Quote of The Week:
“I’d like to see us play Delbarton or somebody.”
– Rex on having to go into Lambeau to play the Packers.
“Free Money” Lock
Pats (-3) over the Vikings
Dan’s “Two Cents”:
On paper you would say the Jets have no chance, they are facing arguably the best Quarterback in Football on his home field coming off an embarrassing loss to open the season. This will inevitably be a chess match between Rex and Rodgers as the Packers love to go up-tempo and spread the ball around quite a bit to their weapons that include Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson. The secondary will surely be tested and it will be on Rex to give his inexperienced CBs help by any means necessary, whether that means having Quinton Coples jam receivers at the line of scrimmage or playing a lot more “two-deep” Safeties, something will inevitably have to give.
On the flip side, the offense will need to control time of possession because it’s simple math: the longer Aaron Rodgers is on the sideline the less time he has to throw it over your head. The Jets have the ability to impose their will on the ground against Green Bay’s banged up DL but they have to eliminate the stupid mistakes that we saw last week against Oakland. Red Zone turnovers and bad sacks are a recipe for a blowout against a team like the Packers. It’s not impossible for the Jets to come out with a win, just improbable. If they lose, it will likely be by a wide margin so despite the enormous spread I think Green Bay still covers. Strap in because it should be an interesting one. Until next week.
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