7.) Ravens vs Patriots
Ravens and Patriots meet up in a re-match of last season’s AFC Title game, a game in which the Ravens SHOULD’VE won but didn’t. This one could go either way but of course the Jets are rooting for the Ravens to ink out a victory…. Both teams are coming off deflating losses and both need to do whatever it takes to prevent a 2 game losing streak. Patriots’ pass and run defenses will get their first big test of the season going up against the Ravens.
8.) Miami/Jets preview
Jets head down to Miami the scene of last season’s final game meltdown. This time the Jets are coming off a embarrassing loss to the Steelers and is looking to rebound against the Phins. The Jets of course should be the favorites and SHOULD win this game but they play the games for a reason. Reggie Bush is running better than any RB in the league right now and is taking this “rushing title” thing VERY seriously, so the Jets will have their hands full in trying to stop the talented RB. Bush had TD runs of 65 and 23 yards vs the Raiders, Jets definitely have a better defense than the Raiders but as I pointed out earlier, they sure aren’t playing like it.
Jets’ offense match up favorably against the Dolphins, look for Holmes, Hill and Kerley to ALL have much better days against the Dolphins than they had vs the Steelers especially if TE Dustin Keller is back in the lineup. Mark Sanchez had an off day vs the Steelers that included drops, overthrows, wrong routes being ran, lazy routes been ran, and just an all-around horrible performance by the Jets passing attack. The plays were there to be made; the Jets just didn’t make them when they had the opportunities. The plays will be there against the Dolphins and Sanchez shouldn’t have any issues finding the holes in the Dolphins pass defense.
Dolphins passing offense includes a rookie QB in Ryan Tannenhill and a WR corp led by Davonne Bess, Brian Hartline and TE Anthony Fasano. The Jets defense should be able to contain the Dolphins passing game but again, the Jets defense hasn’t played up to their potential and the Dolphins are hungry enough to take aggressive shots against a Jets passing offense that allowed Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to throw for 77.4%. At this moment I don’t expect Revis back so expect Cromartie to defend Bess and Wilson to defend Hartline but if Revis plays this week then that certainly will change and make things MUCH more difficult for Tannenhill and that subpar passing attack.
9.) How long before one of the replacement referees pulls one of these?
10.) I’m 1-1 in my fantasy league thanks to Reggie Bush and Eli Manning.
This week ~~~~> DeWayne Bowe or Dez Bryant in my 2nd WR fantasy slot…..who do I go with???