Disclaimer: A Bold Prediction is not something that is likely or probable to happen. Bold Predictions are guesses that are beyond what anyone can reasonably expect to happen, but not so far as to be physically impossible. Saying that Geno Smith is going to throw for 162 yards and one touchdown is not a bold prediction, nor is saying that Chris Johnson will run for 423 yards and eight touchdowns. By definition, Bold Predictions are unlikely, but possible, to occur. Since this is a Jets site, they are also pro-Jets predictions. As always, the Final Score prediction is meant to be realistic, not a Bold Prediction.
Let's take a quick look at last week's Bold Predictions results before moving on to Sunday's game. I predicted that Ryan Quigley would average more than 53 yards per punt. Close, but no cigar, as Quigley had a nice game averaging better than 51 yards per punt. He is quietly putting together a pretty decent year. I really wasn't close on any of my other predictions. That brings me to three correct predictions out of 25 so far. Nostradamus has nothing on me. My bonus prediction last week was that Dee Milliner would not end the game having aggravated an old injury or gotten a new one. Nailed it. That makes me four for five this year in bonus predictions. Not bad. I brought my record to 3-2 in predicting the winner of the game, having predicted a loss to the Chargers win last Sunday.
Let's see what I can get right this week.
Here are my five Bold Predictions for Sunday's game:
1. Chris Johnson will catch five or more passes, have 110+ yards from scrimmage, and score a TD.
2. Jace Amaro will have 100 or more receiving yards and a TD.
3. Sheldon Richardson will get two sacks, two other tackles for loss, and a pass defended.
4. The Jets will hold the Broncos to less than 30 yards rushing.
5. The Jets will hold Julius Thomas without a touchdown and to less than 40 yards receiving.
And a bonus prediction: Michael Vick will lose his invisibility cloak and will generate at least one big play in the game.
Final Score: This game by every logical thought process should end in a Broncos victory. Every year it seems the Jets pull off at least one shocker. With nobody giving the Jets a chance in this game, with the Broncos traveling across the country and perhaps taking the Jets too lightly, with Geno playing for his job, the Jets stun the world. Jets 31, Broncos 27, Peyton falling to 1-3 vs. Rex.