New York Jets: Predicting the win-loss record, part I

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 06: The New York Jets (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 06: The New York Jets (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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Week Four: at Jacksonville Jaguars

To finish the first quarter of the season, the Jets take a trip down to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars. Yes these are the same Jaguars that faced the New England Patriots in the AFC title game. They have also kept the core of last year’s team together. Added to that group is our old friend Austin Seferian-Jenkins looking for passes up the seam. Leonard Fournette will only get better with a full year under his belt. This will be a tough one.

This game will be a tough one for New York, especially with Darnold starting at quarterback. Last season, this group wasn’t called “Sacksonville” for nothing. They got after the quarterback from the opening kickoff until the final gun every single week. They posted 55 sacks in 2017, second to only the Pittsburgh Steelers. Defenses at this level have a way of throwing everything at their opponent until they break. Good defense still beats good offense, even in 2018.

Next: Keep just two quarterbacks in 2018

Believe it or not, the Jets have actually won the last four matchups in this series, including an overtime win last season. Three out of four of those wins have been in New York. This one is in Jacksonville, likely with a rookie quarterback under center. After the season they had in 2017 they are going to be too much for the Jets as they fall back to 2-2.


Next time we will go through games 5-8 and see where the Jets are at the halfway point.