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Where has Kyle Orton come from? He's been a solid quarterback in this league, but this season he's on fire. He's second in the entire NFL in passing yards, only trailing Philip Rivers. It'll be something to witness once the Broncos and Chargers play each other to see the two leading passers go at it.
For now, it'll be Orton against Sanchez and that may be a mismatch. Not that Sanchez hasn't shown signs of being a great passer, but Orton is doing big things right now.
Part of Orton's success is that he has great receivers. Brandon Lloyd leads the league in receiving yards and had a monster game in last week's loss to Baltimore. He only caught five passes, but went for 135 yards. Some guys can't get that many yards with 10 catches.
If Darrelle Revis were able to play—he's out with a nagging hamstring injury—maybe Lloyd could be shut down. After all, it's the league's best receivers that Revis is paid to stop.
So, instead it'll be Antonio Cromartie covering Lloyd, and that may not be a terrible matchup. Cromartie did a pretty decent job against Randy Moss twice this season, so don't expect him to be completely beaten.
The Jets also have to find a way to stop Jabar Gaffney and Eddie Royal. It's going to be a true test for the Jets this week to stop the pass. The Broncos are second in the league in passing and if they can stop Denver, then you'd have to really be impressed.