New York Jets Second Half Predictions

Sean O'ConnorContributor INovember 12, 2011

New York Jets Second Half Predictions

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    The Jets are 5-3 through the first eight weeks of 2011. After a quick 2-0 start (thanks to Tony Romo and Luke McCown) the Jets lost 3 in a row on the road.

    In an early season "must win" the Jets, behind the strong play of Darrelle Revis, beat the Dolphins at home. Followed by wins over the Chargers at home and the Bills on the road.

    Here are my predictions for the second half of the season.

Jets vs. Pats (Week 10)

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    The Jets are 4-0 this season at home, the Patriots haven't lost three-in-a-row since 2002, something is going to have to give. The Jets are coming in high after three-straight wins, especially after last weeks thumping of the Bills in Buffalo.

    The Patriots started out strong but have looked sloppy in their last three games. Also, with the worst rated pass defense and the overall 30th ranked defense in the NFL, the Jets should be able to move the football.

    Remember the Patriots did win in Week 5, 30-21. The big difference in this game is the atmosphere, the Jets play well at home and their fans will be ready to go, with the division lead on the line the Jets find a way to get it done. 

    Jets 24  Patriots 16

Jets @ Broncos (Week 11)

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    After an emotional win at home against the Patriots, the schedule makers didn't give the Jets a break. The Jets will play in the Thursday night NFL network game against the Broncos in Denver.

    Since the switch in QBs the Broncos have Tebowed their way back into the AFC West picture. However, the Jets defense is too much for Tebow and the Broncos as Revis gets two more picks on the way to the victory.

    Jets 31  Broncos 14

Jets vs. Bills (Week 12)

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    In their previous matchup in Buffalo, the Jets played tight defense and confused Ryan Fitzpatrick all day long, exposing him in the process. The Bills will be sliding, needing a victory to keep their heads above water in the AFC playoff race. They end up slipping below the surface after the Jets win their sixth-straight.

    Jets 27  Bills 10

Jets @ Redskins (Week 13)

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    After switching back to Rex Grossman for the third time this season, Mike Shanahan's team will be all but ready for the season to end, just going through the motions at this point.

    The Jets defense gets five sacks and frustrates Sexy Rexy all afternoon.

    Jets 28  Redskins 6

Jets vs. Chiefs (Week 14)

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    The Jets defense will stifle Matt Cassel and the Chiefs offense. While the Jets offense finally has the break-out game they've been looking for all season. Shonn Greene scores twice with Mark Sanchez throwing for a pair.

    Jets 38  Chiefs 13

Jets @ Eagles (Week 15)

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    The Jets eight-game winning streak comes to an end as they visit Philadelphia in Week 15.

    Needing to win this game in order to continue their late run towards the playoffs, the Eagles come out firing on all cylinders from the start. Vick and the offense prove to be just too much as the Jets offense and Mark Sanchez can't hold onto the ball.

    In the end the Eagles run away with this game.

    Eagles 33  Jets 14

Jets vs. Giants (Week 16)

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    Christmas Eve at Met-Life Stadium, the Jets and Giants will meet for their first regular season matchup in their 2-year-old joint home.

    Needing a victory at home to clinch their first AFC Eastern division title since 2002, the Jets hold on late to beat the Giants in a tightly contested matchup. Darrelle Revis continues his assault on opposing QBs as he makes his case for Defensive Player of the Year by picking off Eli twice. Plaxico Burress catches the game winner late on a fade pass from Mark Sanchez.

    Jets 17  Giants 14

Jets @ Dolphins (Week 17)

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    Needing a victory to guarantee a first round bye in the playoffs, the Jets come out strong. The defense beats up on Matt Moore and the Dolphins offense.

    The Jets use ground-and-pound to control the ball and win going away. This is Tony Sparano's last game as Dolphins Head Coach.

    Jets 21  Dolphins 6

Jets Finish 12-4

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    After a rough start to the beginning of the season and rumors swirling around the team, the Jets band together and run through the second half of their schedule going 10-1 in their last 11 games.

    They finish the season 12-4 and win the AFC East for the first time since 2002. They get the second seed in the AFC playoffs and get a first round bye.

    Will they finally make it to Super Bowl? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.