NY Jets: Jacksonville Jaguars won’t be an easy win
The NY Jets are now 4-3 following back-to-back losses. Up next are the Jacksonville Jaguars with roller coaster expectations and an even bigger quarterback problem
It ain’t easy being a New York Jets fan. It’s the typical stuff; start off above expectations, show up well against the New England Patriots, then fall flat on their face. Let’s be fair, the Jets are facing a rash of injuries rendering players ineffective or unavailable for game day. But this is the NFL, next man up and on to the next week. However, can the Jets truly move on?
The Jets are back home this Sunday and will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. They are deceptive 2-5 on the season. Three of those losses were pretty close and their latest win was their most recent game against the Buffalo Bills. Jacksonville arrives in New York well rested after a bye week and ready to take on their third AFC East opponent.
Don’t even think about chalking this up to an easy win.
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The Oakland game brought the Jets players, staff and fans back to earth following an impressive 4-2 start including a hard fought loss to the red hot New England Patriots.
The first seven weeks of the season saw the Jets ranked near the top of multiple power rankings, defensive and offensive rankings and countless sports personalities calling them the real deal. At this point, we can’t tell whether to hold the Jets to the standards they seemingly set through seven weeks or expect more of the same from what we just saw in Oakland.
So what can we expect from the Jets for the rest of the season?
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I wish I could tell you. We’re now on the market for another quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith are both hurt. Bryce Petty isn’t ready. So what now? Drew Brees? Probably not, save for a miracle.
General manager Mike Maccagnan has his first true test of the season in a tough spot. Can he make as a big a splash and save the Jets at the most important position on the field or is this season bound for another exit immediately after Week 17?