A week after everyone jumped on the Jets bandwagon for a week one domination of the Bills, a lot were right back off it after Sunday’s bad loss to the Steelers at Heinz Field.
The Jets have a huge game in South Florida on Sunday, as they take on the Dolphins in an almost must win if you look at their upcoming schedule.
After Sunday, New York will play the Niners, the Texans and Colts, all at home, then travel to New England. A loss to the Fins, and it could start a tailspin of trouble for the Jets.
Their focus right now though is on Miami, a team that feels a lot better about itself after a huge win over the Raiders at home Sunday to get to 1-1.
Reggie Bush ran a career-high 26 times for 172 yards with two touchdowns and rookie Ryan Tannehill recorded a 91.0 passer rating while throwing and rushing for a TD in the 35-13 win.
Tannehill will have to deal with one of the best in the game this Sunday, as the Jets are getting back CB Darrelle Revis, who missed the 17-point loss to the Steelers with a concussion.
The rookie QB needs to be careful, as Revis is the best CB he’s seen so far in his short NFL career.
As for the Jets offense, two weeks in they have been very much up and down. Under new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, who went 29-32 the past fours seasons as Miami’s head coach, the Jets totaled 384 yards and went 10 for 14 in third-down conversions against the Bills.
Last week vs the Steelers, they amassed only 219 total yards and were a paltry 4 for 12 on third down.
Mark Sanchez needs to step up and redeem himself after a bad game vs the Steelers. He was just 10 for 27 for 138 with a touchdown. If he struggles again, the ‘Tebow’ chants will get nothing but louder in the Big Apple.
I think the Jets have enough on both sides of the ball to get the job done here. Look for the defense to hold Bush in check, and the offense to have some success against the Miami defense.
All will be calm in New York, as the Jets will sit 2-1 after Sunday’s win.
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