The NY Jets are set to travel west to take on the Seattle Seahawks, still on their quest for a win.
They almost had it. The NY Jets brought their Week 13 matchup down to a traditional heave into the endzone for the Las Vegas Raiders. Except this time, it was a non-traditional ending.
The Raiders flew out of East Rutherford with a victory, while the Jets continue to dig for their first win. The eventual loss not only stung the players, but stung head coach Adam Gase.
This loss was hard to get over, according to Gase. “I think the only time I’ve ever been involved in a loss like this was to end a playoff game,” Gase told Rich Cimini of ESPN.
This wasn’t a playoff game, obviously, but it sure felt like one for many Jets fans who would like to see this team go winless for only the third time in the modern era. The ending felt like a Super Bowl victory if it’s Trevor Lawrence on the other side of misery.
Well, that won’t be the case this week.
The Seattle Seahawks are coming off an embarrassing loss against the New York Giants who, by all accounts, have gotten better as the season’s progressed.
The Seahawks won’t be overlooking an opponent like the Jets, as they simply can’t afford to lose another game to an underdog. Seattle’s thinking playoffs, the Jets are thinking Trevor Lawrence, both sides will work out just fine if this game plays out like it’s supposed to.
The NY Jets are dealing with an abundance of injuries this week
Regarding the injury report for this week’s matchup. Adam Gase ruled wide receiver Denzel Mims out in anticipation of Sunday’s matchup against Seattle.
Mims was sent home to Texas, tending to a family emergency, that will keep him away from Florham Park for the immediate future, long enough to miss the trip to Seattle. We hope all is well with Mims and his family, take good care of your loved ones during these tough times, everyone.
In other news, wide receiver Jamison Crowder, who suffered a calf injury during practice on Thursday, didn’t practice on Friday and is officially questionable for Sunday’s game against Seattle.
Wide receiver Breshad Perriman (shoulder) was a full participant during Friday’s practice and should be good to go. Guard Pat Elflein (shoulder/ankle) was limited throughout the week and is questionable to play Sunday.
Safety Ashtyn Davis (foot) and safety Bennett Jackson (hamstring) both are expected to be out for the rest of the year. Running back Frank Gore, who left last Sunday’s outing with a concussion, was cleared from concussion protocol and was a full participant.
It’s going to be a rough time for the Jets on the road this week. Not only will they be facing a motivated Seahawks team, but they’ll have to battle the rugged December weather in Seattle.
Score Prediction: Seahawks 35, NY Jets 13