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Jets vs Redskins: Five Bold Predictions

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Week 2 of scintillating preseason football and it’s time for some more Bold Predictions. Disclaimer: A Bold Prediction is not something that is likely or probable to happen. Bold Predictions are blind guesses that are laughably optimistic beyond what anyone can reasonably expect to happen, but not so far as to be virtually impossible. Saying that Leonard Williams will get a sack is not a Bold Prediction, nor is saying that Bilal Powell will run for 650 yards. By definition, Bold Predictions are unlikely, but not impossible, 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 look at how we did last week.

Not bad, actually. Not bad at all. I got two right: Neal Sterling had the best game of all Jets tight ends, and Sam Darnold ended the game with a better passer rating than any Atlanta quarterback. I got one almost right: if Trenton Cannon had located the one deep ball Sam Darnold threw him he would have led the Jets in rushing yards, receiving yards, receptions, and return yards. We won’t talk about my other two predictions. Let’s just pretend I didn’t make any other predictions, OK? Two out of three five is actually pretty decent; I usually go weeks at a time without getting close to one right. I must be tapping into the upside I showed when GGN drafted me.

Here are my five Bold Predictions for tonight’s game:

1. Leonard Williams will have two sacks in less than two quarters of football.

2. The Jets will limit the Redskins to less than 50 yards rushing.

3. Sam Darnold will throw for 200+ yards and multiple touchdowns.

4. The Jets will score a touchdown on defense or special teams.

5. Neal Sterling having placed his opening bid, Chris Herndon will answer with 50+ yards and a touchdown.

And a bonus prediction: the Jets will not turn the ball over.

Final Score: Jets keep a good thing going, dominating Washington on both sides of the ball. Jets 27, Redskins 10.