Last week the Jets squared off against a bad NFC East team with a struggling rookie quarterback and emerged victorious. Could this week’s matchup against another bad NFC East team with a struggling rookie quarterback produce the first Jets winning streak in what feels like forever?
The Redskins have collapsed this season. Their head coach has been fired and their starting quarterback has been replaced by rookie Dwayne Haskins, who will be making his second career start against the Jets this week. The Radskins passing game has been unfathomably bad, averaging about 110 passing yards per game over the last six weeks. Since Jay Gruden was replaced as head coach by Bill Callahan, the Redskins have reverted to a stone age offense, pounding the rock to excess and passing only when absolutely necessary. That offensive philosophy should set up a nice matchup for the Jets against a Jets defense that stops the run as well as any team in the NFL. If the Jets can somehow manage to protect Sam Darnold against a pretty good Redskins defensive line the Jets should stand a good chance of coming out of this game with a victory.
It’s the 2-7 Jets and the 1-8 Redskins in what shapes up as one of the least appealing NFL matchups this week. Please leave your comments in the section cleverly marked “comments” below. Enjoy the game everybody.