The New York Jets can make it four straight wins this Sunday. Gang Green heads to Cincinnati for a match-up with the winless Bengals.
The suddenly rejuvenated New York Jets roll into Cincinnati to play the lowly 0-11 Bengals this week in what looks to be a potential fourth straight win for Gang Green. Jets fans are elated by what they have seen over the current three-game win streak and it starts with the play of QB Sam Darnold. By the numbers Sam has been brilliant over the course of the last three, averaging just slightly over 279 passing yards per game and tossing seven touchdown passes to just one interception.
While the offensive line has been plagued by injury, reserve Guards Alex Lewis and Tom Compton have risen to the occasion and have provided a clean pocket for the second year gunslinger to convert the big plays when needed. Jonotthan Harrison has been solid at the center position since taking over for the injured Ryan Khalil and rookie RT Chuma Edoga has impressed as well. A cause for concern in the early part of the season, the offensive line has put it together nicely in recent weeks.
Andy Dalton resumes his role as the starting QB for Cincinnati this week but in popular opinion, this doesn’t pose a huge threat to a New York Jets pass defense that has been less than stellar in 2019. The Red Rifle has nine touchdown passes to eight interceptions and a passer rating of just 79.2. The key match up here is multifaceted running back Joe Mixon vs a Jets run defense that ranks second in the NFL. This makes for a nice heavyweight clash at the line of scrimmage.
Look for Le’Veon Bell and Jamison Crowder to continue to be major contributors to the Jets offensive arsenal against Cincinnati’s 31st ranked defense. Crowder has been especially productive of late, totaling 258 receiving yards and three touchdowns over his last four games. Bell, over the last four, has 208 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Jets offense is primed to excel once again in Week 13.