NY Jets' league-worst offense will battle the NFL's worst defense

The Washington Commanders are last in passing yards allowed per game and points allowed
NY Jets, Allen Lazard, Garrett Wilson
NY Jets, Allen Lazard, Garrett Wilson / Bryan Bennett/GettyImages

Only one team in the NFL allows more than 27 points per game this season — the Washington Commanders (30.2). The fewest amount of points they’ve allowed in a game this season is 14, to the Giants all the back on October 22.

Since then, the Commanders have only allowed less than 20 points once and allowed 45 points twice. Perhaps more embarrassing than that Commanders’ stat is the fact the NY Jets have failed to score 14 points in nine(!) of their 14 games this season.

This is the battle of the extremely stoppable force trying to push the extraordinarily moveable object. When you consider games that a non-Zach Wilson QB has played the majority of the game, the Jets are averaging seven points per game.

This has all the makings of the Jets sinking to a completely new, unfathomable low. Or is this the recipe for a breakout game? Is Trevor Siemian primed for a performance to prove to someone (anyone) that he belongs in this league?

Will the NY Jets break out of their offensive slump?

For the positive thinkers out there, here’s another interesting stat — this is the second time the Jets offense is facing a defense that allows the most passing yards per game in the league at the time of their game.

The first time was against the Chargers, where the Jets threw a season-high 49 times for 263 yards, which at the time was Zach’s season high. That was the only time the Jets threw more than 40 times in a game, and if they read this week’s scouting report, this Sunday may become the second time they throw that many times.

Of course, throwing that many times resulted in absorbing a season-high in sacks(eight) and a total of six points. So, while this may be good news for your fantasy team, it doesn’t seem to be too good for the real team especially when you consider that Trevor Siemian (and QB2 Brett Rypien) is much worse than Zach Wilson, who is not good.