New York Jets vs. New England Patriots: Thursday NFL Weather report
Alright guys, it’s week seven and the New York Jets get to start it off and we get our first divisional opponent in the New England Patriots on prime time.
If you are heading up to Foxborough to Gillette Stadium to the evil empire, here’s the weather report for the 8:30 p.m. kickoff:
“Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then showers likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog after 7pm. Low around 56. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.”
NOW, we have something to talk about weather wise.
If this is true that it’s going to be pouring during this game… the run games of both teams will play a HUGE role in this game. If you have heavy rain, that means the ball will be slippery. This will mean that the offensive lines need go back to basics and be nasty upfront. And this could be a good thing for Geno Smith because if he doesn’t have to throw, the less likely he is to throw a pick.
Anyway so now, for the Jets to get the win, here’s how I see it:
1. Get tough offensive line: This goes back to what I just talked about. If this weather report turns out to be true, you need to run the ball and run it some more. For the Jets, you need to get the running game going and this offensive line needs to reestablish itself as a dominant force and get the holes open for Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson and Bilal Powelll (don’t forget him).
2. Pick your spots to throw: As much as I say you need to continue to run the ball, you are still going to have to throw the ball. So you have to be smart about it and make them count. The Patriots don’t have Jerod Mayo on defense so take advantage. And just because you know Darrelle Revis and Revis Island don’t be afraid to test him.
3. Use Amaro to your advantage: In the Broncos game, Jace Amaro showed you something. Outside of one drop (as big as it was), he showed you a lot. Use the height to your advantage.
4. Complimentary football: I know it’s Tom Brady on the other side but the defense needs to start making plays. You need to pick it up for the offense. And what has special teams (outside of Nick Folk) done for anyone recently? This would be a good time for them to start.
If any of the above happens, the Jets will be in this game but the defense needs to be able to close the game.