Chicago Bears vs. New York Jets: Monday NFL Football weather report
Week three is on us and it’s Monday night football baby! The New York Jets host the Chicago Bears in primetime.
Now if you are heading out to MetLife Stadium for the 8:30 p.m. kickoff; here’s what the National Weather Service predicts the conditions you’ll be sitting in:
“Mostly clear, with a low around 50.”
So as far as the conditions are concerned…. this means nothing. These are both cold weather teams so 50 degrees is nothing and it’ll be perfect weather for a football game.
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Let’s face it, the Jets should’ve won last week. And I definitely think this is a winnable game. So here’s my keys to victory for the Jets against the Bears:
1. The most obvious: CUT DOWN THE MISTAKES!!!!!!!! Need I say more.
2. Run the ball better: Sunday against the Packers, the Jets ran for a team total of 146 yards. Between Chris squared (Ivory and Johnson), they were a combine 25 carries for 64 yards. That’s not going to cut it. According to ESPN Chicago’s Jeff Dickerson, defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (concussion), linebacker Shea McClellin (hand), defensive end Trevor Scott (foot), cornerback Sherrick McManis (quad) were all held on out of practice while safety Chris Conte (shoulder) was limited for the second straight practice. The Bears (according to NFL.com) are 27th against the run with 160 yards. Gang green should be able to run the ball.
3. Get Jeremy Kerley involved a little bit more: One of the things I’ve loved about how Geno Smith has played is the way he’s spread the ball around in the air. However, what Kerley is ridiculously good at is getting the ball in the slot and finding the first down marker. With the Eric Decker not having practiced the last few days, I highly doubt he’s playing Monday night, so I would really like to see Kerley get a little more do in the game.
4. The other really obvious: The corners need to cover better: If we do see the good Jay Cutler, he’s got some good weapons around him so this will be another good test on the secondary. I’m not completely worried about Dawan Landry and Calvin Pryor. Pryor though needs to clean up a few mistakes he made; but I’m worried about the corners.
5. Finally, get to Jay Cutler: To help out the corners, that front seven needs to get to Cutler. And I’m not just talking sacks. If you knock the guy around, he will make mistakes. The defense need to force some turnovers.
If the Jets do that, the will beat the Bears and there won’t be any time, for Tone time, score 21-7 Jets.