After being embarrassed last week the Jets will try to redeem themselves on national television Monday night.
The undefeated Houston Texans, who look like the team to beat in the AFC, hope they can continue their perfect season when they head to MetLife Stadium.
The Texans are playing lights out on both sides of the ball. Matt Schaub looks comfortable and in control of the offense and Arian Foster is a flat out stud.
The Jets’ offense, on the other hand, is not as hot. It was announced this week that they’ll be without wide receiver Santonio Holmes the remainder of the season. The passing game was already struggling before this injury, so now Mark Sanchez’s job just got a little harder.
The Texans’ defense may be the best defense no one talks about. So far this season they have forced 9 turnovers and have added a couple touchdowns on interception returns. Not to mention they have one of the top emerging defensive ends in the league in J.J. Watt. This guy already has 7 1/2 sacks in the first four games and he’ll have a chance to add to that total this week. Needless to say, the Jets’ offense will have their hands full.
The Texans also have one of the top running backs in the league and they’re not afraid to use him. Houston ranks ninth in rushing yards, while the Jets’ defense ranks thirty-first in stopping the run. They’ll have to do a much better job containing Foster this week than they did with Frank Gore and crew a week ago.
Schaub can’t be taken lightly though. With his top weapon, Andre Johnson, on the field the Jets’ secondary needs to worry about the deep threat. They need to stay away from getting beat on deep passes and make sure they keep everything in front of them. A couple quick, long plays and the Jets could be out of this game early.
Final Score: Texans 27 Jets 17
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Written by Matt Brody