It’s that time again.
NFL Preview publications are starting to come out and that means one thing … Super Bowl predictions.
The Sporting News recently published their annual preview edition and Jets fans are certainly going to like what their experts are saying.
They have the Jets winning the AFC and taking down the Cowboys to win Super Bowl 45.
Why the Jets will win the AFC
1. Talent talks. Some see potential locker room problems with the additions of Santonio Holmes, LaDainian Tomlinson, Antonio Cromartie and Jason Taylor. We see a team with a more diverse offense, a better pass rush and an improved secondary. QB Mark Sanchez will improve, too. And coach Rex Ryan is strong enough to handle all distractions.
“I came here to win,” Ryan said. “I didn’t come here to be average. I’m going to be held to those standards. Did you deliver a championship? I’m man enough to go for it, where a lot of guys aren’t.”
2. Dynamic defense. The Jets had the NFL’s top-ranked defense last season, and it should be better in ‘10. Darrelle Revis is the league’s best corner, Taylor will enhance the pass rush and Cromartie and Kyle Wilson give Ryan even more freedom to blitz.
3. Hunger helps. They lost to Miami twice last year, finished second to New England in the division and fell just short of the Super Bowl. It’s payback time.
Super Bowl edge
With two weeks to prepare for Romo & Co., Ryan’s defense will make enough big plays to prevail.
While this doesn’t mean anything, it’s still fun to talk about about.
I can’t remember the last time the Jets were one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl. It feels weird, but great at the same time.
I haven’t been this excited for a football season in a long time, maybe ever.It should be a fun ride.