Keys for a Jets Win on Sunday

Short, Sweet, and to the Win

10/11/13 in NFL   |   GangGreenGuru   |   6 respect

RUN: The Steelers are just 14th best against the rush and allow more than 120 yards per game and Oct 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan celebrates a first down in the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Jets won 30-28. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sportshave yet to force a fumble. With the 3-headed monster of Powell, Ivory, and now Goodson, the Jets should have plenty of big runs which will set Geno up with some nice play action passes. However, I do not recommend the Jets to use the wildcat ever again, we don't have Brad Smith anymore, and we are not the '09 Dolphins with Ronnie Brown, get over it. Stick to what you're good at----the Jets are top ten in rushing and should continue running the rock until a team figures out a way to stop it.

The Steelers have one of the best pass defenses in football, allowing a miniscule 199 yards per game and have given up fewer than 800 yards this season. Geno showed the world that he has the stuff to be a great quarterback, but to keep that momentum going the Jets need to establish the run and keep Geno around 20 attempts like they did against Atlanta. When the Jets do pass the ball, Smith will have all day to throw as Pittsburgh has managed only four sacks all season, even Jacksonville has more sacks(10).

The Jets haven't been all that great in pass protection thus far and can use this game to start anew. Geno has been sacked 18 times which is tied for fourth worst in the league, Peyton Manning has been on his back just five times.

Defense: Pittsburgh's offense is lackluster to say the least, 29th in total yards. That is probably due in part to a below average offensive line that has allowed Big Ben to be sacked 15 times. I expect the Jets to get plenty of pressure on Roethlisberger, four sacks at least. I'm not concerned with the Cromartie injury, as long as the Jets can force Ben to make decisions before he wants to, the Jets will be 4-2.

(Also wanted to add that I regretted trading Julio Jones prior to week 5, now I look like a genius)

 

 

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