This week the 3-6 Jets travel to St Louis to take on the 3-5-1 Rams as the Jets face their 2nd straight NFC West opponent in as many weeks. Like the Seahawks, the Rams aren’t a GREAT team, they just do some things very well and others NOT so well, unlike the Jets right now who do NOTHING well. The Rams of course are coming off a game vs the 49ers that ended in a tie (how EXCITING right?), a game in which the Rams O-line managed to handle the 49ers stout and aggressive D-line. Sam Bradford (and punter Johnny Hekker) passed for 299 yards and two touchdowns on a unit that had given up only six scores through the air leading up to last Sunday’s game. What was even scarier was the 49ers run defense, which Stephen Jackson and Daryl Richardson took to task for 159 yards and a score.
Though the Jets defense played a solid game in Seattle, they did wear down as the game went on, eventually succumbing to the Seahawks offense in the 3rd quarter and on. The Jets will look to rebound on both sides of the ball this week when they face the Rams but like the Seahawks, it won’t be an easy task and we’ll analyze the film to discuss why.
Against the 49ers the Rams managed to execute a somewhat impressive 6 play, 66 yard TD drive on their first possession of the game. It was a drive that saw RB Stephen Jackson carry the ball 4 times for 23 yards, that’s 5.7 yards per carry for Jackson on that drive which undoubtedly made it somewhat easy for Bradford to complete the scoring drive with a TD strike to rookie Brian Quick.