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Jets vs. Raiders: Five Bold Predictions

NFL: New York Jets at Oakland Raiders Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets are now on a winning streak, and it’s been a long time since I could say that. The real challenge comes against a decent Raiders team that has overachieved this year despite hitting the reset button just a year ago. If the Jets can show up against the Raiders, we might have something here. Either way, I see no reason to quit going bold now.

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:

  • The Jets score a touchdown in every quarter.
  • The Raiders turn the ball over 5 times.
  • Four different Jets record a sack.
  • No Raiders player rushes for a touchdown or over 50 yards.
  • Eight Jets record a catch and four go for over 50 yards.

Final Score: Jets 17, Raiders 27

And a bonus prediction: Jon Gruden screams at the refs on camera at least 5 times.