EXPLOIT THE MIDDLE OF THE STEELERS DEFENSE
This has the potential to be another huge game for Jeremy Kerley, and I am just speaking about as a wide receiver. The reason being, that Troy Polamalu will not be out there. Watch the game last week, Manning did everything he could to work around Troy, and for good reason. Without him, there should be opportunities in the passing game down the seam.
Who should benefit from that? The slot receiver, and that is Jeremy Kerley. Without Polamalu, and with the Jets not having Dustin Keller available, look for an increased workload for Kerley in the slot. We will see soon enough if he is up to the task.
KEEP THE TEMPO UP
We all saw during training camp how Tony Sparano preached tempo. That is going to be a big factor on Sunday. It would be wise for the Jets to work in some no-huddle offense. Again, look at the tape from last week. When Peyton and the Broncos huddled up, the offense seemed very pedestrian at best. But when they got in the no huddle, the Steelers had great difficulty.
The Jets are going to need to work some of that in to be successful against this defense.
ESTABLISH THE RUN
This goes without saying, but we know how important this is. For Mark Sanchez to be effective, the running game must get off the ground. Even if that means Tim Tebow sees an increased number of runs, that will open things up for the passing game.
There are your keys to the game. Enjoy!