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Jets vs. Redskins: Five Bold Predictions

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NFL: New York Jets at Washington Redskins Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Well, the Jets won last week. Normally this would be cause for celebration, but the news that Adam Gase will be retained is much more demoralizing than a victory against our crosstown rivals. In a game that mostly boils down to a race to the bottom, the Jets are actually favored to win for a change so we’ve got a chance to go bold again.

Disclaimer: Bold Predictions are not realistic expectations for the game, but rather something that is unlikely to happen, yet possible. These predictions are both pro-Jets and stretch the boundaries of probability. Claiming that Sam Darnold throws a touchdown pass is not a Bold Prediction, nor is claiming that Sam Darnold throws 20 touchdown passes. These predictions must be within the bounds of possibility, but also highly improbable. As always, the final score prediction remains a realistic guess at the result of the game and does not relate to the Bold Predictions.

Here are my five bold predictions for today’s game:

  • Sam Darnold posts a perfect passer rating.
  • Two Jets rushers go for over 100 yards.
  • The Jets account for over 500 yards of total offense.
  • No Redskins player gains over 50 yards from scrimmage.
  • The Jets have no turnovers.

Final Score: Jets 17, Redskins 13

And a bonus prediction: The announcers don’t mention any controversy around the Redskins name.