Denver Broncos vs. New York Jets: The Series

By Alan Schechter

Oct 5, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

About 24 hours from now, the Jets face a daunting task at MetLife Stadium. Peyton Manning and the rest of the Denver Broncos come to town. Let’s take a look at thie history between these two former AFL foes.

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The Broncos lead the overall series with a record of 17-15-1, including winning three out of the last four. The last time these two teams met, it was November of 2011, when that lefty quarterback that I will not name rushed for the game winning touchdown on Thursday Night Football. The Jets fell to Denver by a score of 17-13 that night.

The Jets pass rush heads into this game as their only saving grace, leading the NFL with 16 sacks. Sheldon Richardson is looking for his fourth game in a row with a sack, Muhammad Wilkerson has three sacks in his last three games, and Calvin Pace has recorded a sack in three out of the last four games. Chris Johnson posted a touchdown the last time he faced the Broncos, in December of 2013 with the Titans. Jace Amaro is leading all rookie tight ends with 14 receptions, and improving every week.

Last week, the great Peyton Manning became the second quarterback to throw for more than 500 TDs, and tied Dan Marino with the most 400 yard passing performances in NFL history with 13. Demaryius Thomas set a team record last week with 226 receiving yards, which obviously looms large, with the Jets wonderful secondary as his next opponent. With the Steelers, Emmanuel Sanders posted three receptions for 70 yards and one touchdown in his last meeting with the Jets.

It should be an interesting one tomorrow.