Heading into Week 4, things are bleak for the New York Jets as they prepare to face a tough Jacksonville Jaguars team on the road.
Remember when the New York Jets season started off with a dominating win on Monday Night Football against the Detroit Lions on the road? Well, since then, the Jets are 0-2 with two disappointing losses to the Miami Dolphins and the Cleveland Browns. Can Gang Green turn things around?
The Browns were not doing much when Tyrod Taylor was in the game. The crowd even started pleading for their recent 1st overall pick Baker Mayfield to come in and make his debut. Eventually, Taylor left the game due to a concussion and Mayfield replaced him. Mayfield had an excellent debut. He was phenomenal, but the Jets allowing a rookie quarterback to dominate like that in his debut should not be considered acceptable by their defense.
Sam Darnold did not have a good outing at all against Cleveland. Things won’t get any easier for the rookie as his next test is on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have arguably the best defense in the entire league.
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It’s easy for one to think that Darnold will struggle again in his next game against the vaunted Jaguars defense considering his recent performance against the Browns.
On a more positive note for Jets fans, they did beat the Jaguars last season. Being that Blake Bortles isn’t the most reliable quarterback in the world, maybe he’ll come out and have a really bad game which could lead to a Jaguars loss because that definitely has happened before.
In his last outing, Bortles threw for zero touchdowns and had a horrendous 4.56 yards per attempt as the Jaguars put up just six points and lost at home to the Titans.
Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has been unable to play the past two weeks. If Fournette is unable to play or not at 100 percent, then that will increase the Jets chances of winning. Last season, the Jets were 1-2 heading into their Week 4 matchup against the Jaguars. The result? A win by the Jets. Can history repeat itself?