A breakdown of the Jets' upcoming game against the Jaguars
Sunday November 15
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Keys to Victory:
1. Take shots downfield- Jacksonville has a sub-par defensive backfield that has been regularly torched this season. They also barely produce a pass rush as Jacksonville ranks dead last in team sacks with eight. QB Mark Sanchez should have all day to pick them apart.
2. Pound the middle- Jacksonville also surrenders 119 rushing yards per game on average, so they clearly can't defend the run, either. The Jets should utilize the bulk of Shonn Greene to soften up the interior of the defensive line, something that should allow Thomas Jones to pick his spots off tackle to break off long runs.
1. MJD as the focus- All game planning for the Jaguars starts and ends with containing Maurice Jones-Drew. The Jets must crowd the box and allow the diminutive running back as little operating room as possible. They will also need to put a linebacker “spy” on him to cover him on short passes out of the backfield, a specialty of his.
2. Revis covers all- CB Darrelle Revis has shut down some of the game's biggest names this season, including Houston's Andre Johnson and Randy Moss. He'll now have to face Mike Sims-Walker, who, though challenging in his own right, doesn't present the same degree of risk as those All-Pro players do.
Notes: The Jets are coming out of a bye week and desperately need this game to keep pace with the Patriots…Jerricho Cotchery should be close to full strength as he is almost recovered from his hamstring ailment.
Jets 24, Jacksonville 10
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Written by Frank Mazzola