It is Week 6 and time to update my predictions based on everything we have learned so far this season. My preseason predictions are perfect so far—5-0. One thing I did not predict was the historically bad rash of injuries that befell the Jets this year.
As a result of all of these injuries, you can expect my predictions to take a turn for the worse. In addition to losing their best players on offense and defense—Santonio Holmes and Darrelle Revis—the Jets have several other key players dealing with injuries. The most serious injuries are those to Sione Pouha, Dustin Keller, Stephen Hill, Nick Mangold and Kenrick Ellis.
The Jets impressed a lot of people Monday night by holding their own against the 5-0 Houston Texans. Nevertheless, it is not reasonable to expect what is essentially the Jets' second-string offense to take on elite teams.
The Jets have 11 games remaining in 2012. Let's take a look at what will happen.