Jets Over / Under Season Wins
Despite intense scrutiny the Jets finished 8-8 and out of the playoffs last season. I know that result was far from comforting to fans but at least it was an improvement from the year before.
Over Under Lines
Over 7 (-145)
Under 7 (+115)
2013 also saw the official end of the Mark Sanchez era in New York as rookie Geno Smith showed that he just might have a future in this league.
The offense absolutely has to be better if the Jets are going to improve on their 8 wins from a year ago. They averaged only 18ppg despite having a respectable rushing offense, 6th at 135ypg.
In an effort to create more big plays on offense this season the Jets made two offseason acquisitions. RB Chris Johnson fell off the map in Tennessee but he could be a positive addition in New York while Michael Vick is a bit of a puzzler.
I have always been a fan of Vick and he can still play but I don’t get the fit after getting a QB last year in the draft. Do they really think he is a missing piece? They did a really ggod job upgrading the weapons for whoever is under center wih the pickup of Eric Decker too.
His numbers won’t be as good as in Denver but he is a legit #1. On defense this is a stout unit but it needs to make more big plays – they were middle of the pack in sacks and interceptions.
Projected win total: 6
The Jets should be better on offense but I am sure an extra few points per game is going to mean significant improvement in terms of wins and losses. playing the NFC Central and AFC West only offer up a couple of teams this club should beat so their schedule is just fair and could be really challenging if Buffalo and Miami are much improved.
If they sweep those teams then they have a chance to really impress.
Key to Season:
Quarterback play: Obvious right? Whether it is Smith or Vick it just has to work, one for the team to succeed and two to take some heat off of the whole operation.
This is not a great team but it is built for a quarterback to have some succcess instead of being scapegoated every single week.
If that is happening again it will be because it is deserved and this team can’t handle it.
With a posted win total of 7 there is not much value on the Jets at the moment. If there was a gun to my head I would go with the Under because a lot of team on their schedule should be improved but it is the time of year when eveything looks rosy.
The tough part for exceeding this total is that I only see one potential road victory.
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