Week 13 is here and the first thing I want to say is Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays everyone in Jets Nation. Hope you’ve recovered from Thursday as the New York Jets get ready to host the Miami Dolphins Sunday.
Now according to the National Weather Service, here’s a look at what both teams will be facing at MetLife Stadium at 1 p.m. for kickoff:
“Cloudy, with a high near 47.”
So, who does the weather favor?
The fact of no significant weather maker makes the game an even playing field but the real question is what do the New York Jets need to do get themselves back into the playoff race?
That’s pretty easy — get a consistent offense going.
I kind of feel like we’re in a state of deja vu with the Jets because the offense is doing next to nothing and they are not giving the Jets defense a chance to breathe.
You can’t ask this defense to play the amount the of plays that they are (by halftime of the Ravens game last week, the defense was on the field for 10:21) and not expect them to get tired. So if you are the Jets offense, the line needs to start getting their mojo back and find their nasty. Win the battle of the line and get the running game going. You get the running game going and you give the defense a chance to breathe.
And the other part of this equation is simple too. If you are Geno Smith, be a lot smarter with the ball. You can’t be throwing interceptions/pick sixes. For one thing, it stalls your offense; but going back to my original point, you don’t help your defense at all especially when the give you great field position.
At the same time, for the defense, you can’t — on the back-end — be giving up big plays. The corners — Antonio Cromartie, Dee Milliner; need to actually cover their wide receivers and the tight ends. So the safeties need to do their job too.
Who wins? I’m saying the Jets but there has to be a lot of factors for them to win the game.