New York Jets Set Cruise Control for the Denver Broncos at Mile High
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Brett Favre was sacked four times against the vaunted Jets defense. This does not bode well for Kyle Orton, who has been sacked 7 times in the past two games, especially with all of the exotic blitzes the Jets dive bombers have in store.
They say games are won and lost in the trenches. Well when you add the Jets stout fourth ranked rushing defense to the superb performance of their No.1 ranked rushing offense, it is no wonder the Jets put the beat down on the Vikings, Bills, Dolphins and Patriots.
The New York Jets are 4-1. The Jets possess the leagues No.3 rated scoring offense and No.9 rated scoring defense. Only one other team in the league has both units rated in the top ten
Broncos fans have been daunted seeing their once heralded rushing offense ranked worst in the league at 32 on the verge of facing the No. 1 rushing offense.
And the hits just keep coming for Broncos fans. The rushing defense that gave up three touchdown's and 200 yards to Ray Rice and Willis McGahee faces a familiar foe in LaDainian Tomlinson, who clearly has once again assumed the explosive throw back role that had him esteemed as one of the best to ever play the game.
The Jets are a well balanced team and that most certainly includes their special teams...
Nick Folk was named AFC special teams player of the week. Folk helped the sputtering Jets rise above the dismally inefficient redzone offense that went 0-4 against the Vikings on that wet and dreary Monday.
There is no way, however, that we can allow Folk to get all the special teams credit, especially when you consider just how valuable field positioning is to a field goal Kicker.
Punter Steve Weatherford had another excellent game. He booted seven punts, four punts dove inside the 20 and four soared for an average of over 50 yards each.
The Broncos special teams have not been the exception to the rule, they too are aiming the Broncos struggling units.
The Broncos defense took another huge hit this week when Safety Brian Dawkins and Outside Linebacker Robert Ayers were declared out with injuries for quite a few weeks. Starting CB Andre Goodman has also been ruled out for this game.
The Jets 0-4 performance in the redzone on Monday is nothing compared to the 0-11 red zone attempts the Broncos have had in the past three games. While the Broncos are at zero in the turn over category, Jets lead the league with plus 11, having a quarterback in Mark Sanchez who has yet to throw an interception this season.
The Broncos have played two physical back to back games against the Ravens and Titans and could use a bye week, not another tough and physical game. With the moral of this team being at what could very well be an all time low, they are on the brink of going 4-12 in their last 16 games with Kyle Orton at the helm.
While the Broncos find themselves trotting along with a gimp as far as wins go, the Jets are soaring and looking to enter their bye week after this game on a high note.
The Jets' four game win streak, three of which have come against divisional rivals, has them cruising with great momentum while in complete control of their destiny.
Situational awareness factor has got to be completely polarized between that of Josh McDaniels and Rex Ryan; I mean, whose film room do you want to be in when preparing for the opponent at hand this week?
At the rate things are going, given the disposition of the Broncos disparity on the Jets horizon, one can't help but wonder just how far the Jets will fly when they do take off at Mile High Sunday.
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