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Jets must play with a vengeance in Week 3

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 16: Quarterback Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets looks to pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at MetLife Stadium on September 16, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Miami Dolphins won 20-12. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 16: Quarterback Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets looks to pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at MetLife Stadium on September 16, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Miami Dolphins won 20-12. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 3, the New York Jets need to turn things around quickly and focus on not falling into a trap game.

The New York Jets are finally heading into their final game in 11 days as they prepare to take on a much improved Cleveland Browns team. Gang Green has a great opportunity to bounce back and deliver another big win on the road. The Jets will need to focus on making the plays and take advantage of every opportunity they are given on offense, defense, and on special teams.

The offensive side should have a better performance this week. They need to establish the run and then try to go for the big play when needed. Hopefully, the Jets offensive line provides Sam Darnold better protection.

Offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates will need to have a better game plan by sticking with the run since it worked last week. This will help control the clock and wear down the Browns defense. They will also need to step up their passing game by utilizing cross routes, post routes, and vertical routes. This can be achieved by being more creative with Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, and Jermaine Kearse. It’s time to open up the playbook and start airing it out on deeper plays after the rushing attack takes off.

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The defensive side of football has to bring the same intensity it has brought thus far this season. It has to contain a mobile quarterback in Tyrod Taylor who has brought plenty of problems to the Jets for the time he was with the Buffalo Bills. The front line of Leonard Williams, Steve McLendon, and Nathan Shepherd will need to bring the pressure like they have been doing the first two weeks.

The secondary of Trumaine Johnson, Morris Claiborne, Buster Skrine, and Jamal Adams, New Jack City, will need to be smarter on assignments and communicate with each other more effectively. They will need to contain Jarvis Landry, Antonio Callaway, and David Njoku in addition to a very good running game of Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson.

After Sunday’s Week 2 loss, the Jets got brought back down to reality and will want to come back strong on Thursday Night Football. They need to play with that chip on their shoulder and come out strong from the kickoff and dominate from start to finish. This team has the mentality they need but tonight will be a good test on a short week to see if they can bounce back. This game will be a very tough challenge that a win tonight could go a very long way in establishing a good identity that there is no quit on this team.

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The Jets have a very good culture in the locker room as they have to continue to fight for one another and help each other get better. That is the name of the game as playing with a vengeance tonight in front of a national audience just like they did on Monday Night Football in Week 1, will help prove to the football world that the Jets mean business. It all starts tonight in making sure they don’t end up in the NFL history books for letting the Browns get their first win in years at their expense.

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