Welcome back to another season of Jets football, loyal readers. We are flush with optimism as today the Jets debut a new coaching staff, new front office, new uniform, new RB, and re-enter the conversation as a Super Bowl contender.
Coming off of a 4-12 season, there was a lot of turnover for this Jets roster. Mostly for the good – the team added Le’Veon Bell, Kelechi Osemele, Clint Mosley, Jr., Brian Poole, and Quinnen Williams. On paper, this is the most talented Jets roster since the 10-6 campaign from 2015.
The Jets opened week one as a -3 point favorite and currently sit at -2.5. We are all familiar with the Bills – they crushed the Jets 41-10 at MetLife stadium last year. Matt Barkley and LeSean McCoy absolutely shredded a Jets defense that had already checked out. This year, McCoy will be in KC and Barkley isn’t expected to see the field. This Jets defense actually matches up much better against Josh Allen than Barkley. The Jets biggest weakness is in the secondary, and Josh Allen is fundamentally incapable of completing even the most rudimentary of forward passes. There is no doubt that the Bills defense is the best unit on the field today. However, I think the Jets will turn over Allen at least three times today and capitalize on the field position and time of possession advantage that those turnovers provide. There is a military flyover pregame and Fireman Ed is back to leading the J-E-T-S chant full time which will have the foundation of the stadium shaking on the Meadowlands swamp. Take the Jets -2.5 to the bank and use it as collateral for your small business loan.