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Jets vs. Steelers: Five Bold Predictions

NFL: New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets continue on down murderer’s row as they take on the 8-6 Steelers in their second in a series of three consecutive games against probable AFC playoff teams. If you had told me that Baltimore (with a sophomore QB), Pittsburgh (after losing Big Ben, Antonio Brown, and Le’Veon Bell), and Buffalo (Buffalo) would be the hardest stretch of the season, I'd have had you committed. Yet here we are, and so we must go bolder each week:

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:

  • Two defensive Jets score touchdowns.
  • No Steelers player records a sack or forced fumble.
  • The Steelers average under 4 yards per play.
  • Two Jets receivers break 100 yards receiving.
  • Le’Veon Bell records his first 100 yard game as a Jet and adds two touchdowns.

Final Score: Jets 13, Steelers 20

And a bonus prediction: The announcers neglect to mention the fact that Sam Darnold is younger than any of the Steelers quarterbacks.