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baja
10-16-2010, 12:26 PM
Improve red-zone efficiency: The Jets should be able to move the ball with relative ease between the 20s against a banged-up Denver defense, but their work inside the 20 has to get better. They were 0-for-4 last week in the red zone, dropping them to 19th in the league. Mark Sanchez is only a 50% passer in the red zone. Field goals are great for Nick Folk's stat line, but the Jets need more touchdowns, less field goals.

Tackle in the secondary: The Broncos' modern-day version of the Three Amigos -- Brandon Lloyd, Eddie Royal and Jabar Gaffney -- produces a lot of yards after the catch. In fact, Royal is second in the league in YAC. The Jets DBs must wrap up quickly and effectively, preventing 10-yard completions from turning into 20-yarders.

Who's in the slot? Royal will be a tough cover in the slot. You have to figure the Jets will use Drew Coleman or rookie Kyle Wilson in the slot. That's not a good matchup for the Jets, especially if the struggling Wilson gets the call. If Darrelle Revis (hamstring) doesn't play -- the team expects to make a decision Saturday -- Wilson and Coleman might be on the field at the same time, with Antonio Cromartie. Could be a rough day for the secondary against the pass-happy Broncos, who averaged close to 50 pass attempts over the last three games.

Ball security: The Jets have fumbled only once (Shonn Greene in the opener), while the Broncos have fumbled seven times (lost three), none of which are from QB Kyle Orton. In other words, their backs and receivers don't do a real good job securing the football. The Jets will be in a ball-stripping mode. In fact, they practiced causing and recovering fumbles in practice.

Playing the tendencies: The Broncos have remarkable balance in their passing game. Their top three receivers have 31, 30 and 29 receptions. Who gets the double team? Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine will have to rely on the Broncos' past tendencies, trying to figure out who they go to in certain situations. It can be frustrating for a play caller, especially with a smart quarterback like Orton, who does a good job with ball distribution.

Don't challenge the Champ: Broncos CB Champ Bailey still is one of the best in the business. If Sanchez is smart, he'll stay away from Bailey's direction. Throw it anywhere else, against a secondary that doesn't have S Brian Dawkins, and he should be OK.

baja
10-16-2010, 12:30 PM
No Goodman either.

Zoobie
10-16-2010, 12:51 PM
Will we be starting Bruton?

BroncoDoug
10-16-2010, 01:05 PM
The way I see it is this, score more points then the Jets and we will have a good chance to win the game.

Hogan11
10-16-2010, 01:43 PM
The way I see it is this, score more points then the Jets and we will have a good chance to win the game.

1994 all over again

TonyR
10-16-2010, 02:10 PM
Bill Simmons' take:

BRONCOS (+3) over Jets
Because it's the textbook "West Coast road letdown after the big Monday night win at home on the East Coast when you covered because the aging QB legend embroiled in a cell phone photo sex scandal threw you a game-ending interception touchdown" game. I can spot these a mile away.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmonsnfl2010/101015&sportCat=nba

dewaynesworld63
10-16-2010, 02:33 PM
Improve red-zone efficiency: The Jets should be able to move the ball with relative ease between the 20s against a banged-up Denver defense, but their work inside the 20 has to get better. They were 0-for-4 last week in the red zone, dropping them to 19th in the league. Mark Sanchez is only a 50% passer in the red zone. Field goals are great for Nick Folk's stat line, but the Jets need more touchdowns, less field goals.

Tackle in the secondary: The Broncos' modern-day version of the Three Amigos -- Brandon Lloyd, Eddie Royal and Jabar Gaffney -- produces a lot of yards after the catch. In fact, Royal is second in the league in YAC. The Jets DBs must wrap up quickly and effectively, preventing 10-yard completions from turning into 20-yarders.

Who's in the slot? Royal will be a tough cover in the slot. You have to figure the Jets will use Drew Coleman or rookie Kyle Wilson in the slot. That's not a good matchup for the Jets, especially if the struggling Wilson gets the call. If Darrelle Revis (hamstring) doesn't play -- the team expects to make a decision Saturday -- Wilson and Coleman might be on the field at the same time, with Antonio Cromartie. Could be a rough day for the secondary against the pass-happy Broncos, who averaged close to 50 pass attempts over the last three games.

Ball security: The Jets have fumbled only once (Shonn Greene in the opener), while the Broncos have fumbled seven times (lost three), none of which are from QB Kyle Orton. In other words, their backs and receivers don't do a real good job securing the football. The Jets will be in a ball-stripping mode. In fact, they practiced causing and recovering fumbles in practice.

Playing the tendencies: The Broncos have remarkable balance in their passing game. Their top three receivers have 31, 30 and 29 receptions. Who gets the double team? Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine will have to rely on the Broncos' past tendencies, trying to figure out who they go to in certain situations. It can be frustrating for a play caller, especially with a smart quarterback like Orton, who does a good job with ball distribution.

Don't challenge the Champ: Broncos CB Champ Bailey still is one of the best in the business. If Sanchez is smart, he'll stay away from Bailey's direction. Throw it anywhere else, against a secondary that doesn't have S Brian Dawkins, and he should be OK.

Whoever did this analysis doesn't watch the Jets often enough. The Jets very rarely double team anybody. They don't care if it's Andre Johnson or David Anderson. It is man-to-man single coverage across the board. They dare you to beat them. Sometimes it happens, most of the time it doesn't. The key to this game is whether or not Denver can slow down the Jets running game.

lostknight
10-16-2010, 03:12 PM
Welcome to the second must win game of the season. You must take care of business at home, and the Jets stiffling defense is the only reason they stay in games. If we can hit them hard early, we have a shot.

Man-Goblin
10-16-2010, 09:22 PM
A second must win game in mid-October? Gee, I certainly hope the Broncos won the first one!

I want them to win this game as much as anyone here, buy there's no way this is a must win. Even if they lose they can still get to 4-4 by the mid-point of the season.

Steve Sewell
10-16-2010, 09:32 PM
A second must win game in mid-October? Gee, I certainly hope the Broncos won the first one!



dramaknight wouldn't have it any other way.

Tombstone RJ
10-16-2010, 10:00 PM
Improve red-zone efficiency: The Jets should be able to move the ball with relative ease between the 20s against a banged-up Denver defense, but their work inside the 20 has to get better. They were 0-for-4 last week in the red zone, dropping them to 19th in the league. Mark Sanchez is only a 50% passer in the red zone. Field goals are great for Nick Folk's stat line, but the Jets need more touchdowns, less field goals.

Tackle in the secondary: The Broncos' modern-day version of the Three Amigos -- Brandon Lloyd, Eddie Royal and Jabar Gaffney -- produces a lot of yards after the catch. In fact, Royal is second in the league in YAC. The Jets DBs must wrap up quickly and effectively, preventing 10-yard completions from turning into 20-yarders.

Who's in the slot? Royal will be a tough cover in the slot. You have to figure the Jets will use Drew Coleman or rookie Kyle Wilson in the slot. That's not a good matchup for the Jets, especially if the struggling Wilson gets the call. If Darrelle Revis (hamstring) doesn't play -- the team expects to make a decision Saturday -- Wilson and Coleman might be on the field at the same time, with Antonio Cromartie. Could be a rough day for the secondary against the pass-happy Broncos, who averaged close to 50 pass attempts over the last three games.

Ball security: The Jets have fumbled only once (Shonn Greene in the opener), while the Broncos have fumbled seven times (lost three), none of which are from QB Kyle Orton. In other words, their backs and receivers don't do a real good job securing the football. The Jets will be in a ball-stripping mode. In fact, they practiced causing and recovering fumbles in practice.

Playing the tendencies: The Broncos have remarkable balance in their passing game. Their top three receivers have 31, 30 and 29 receptions. Who gets the double team? Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine will have to rely on the Broncos' past tendencies, trying to figure out who they go to in certain situations. It can be frustrating for a play caller, especially with a smart quarterback like Orton, who does a good job with ball distribution.

Don't challenge the Champ: Broncos CB Champ Bailey still is one of the best in the business. If Sanchez is smart, he'll stay away from Bailey's direction. Throw it anywhere else, against a secondary that doesn't have S Brian Dawkins, and he should be OK.

number one: score more points than the opposing team...... key number two: dont give up big plays on special teams... key number three: stop the Jets running game and force sanchise to win throwing the ball... key number four: score TDs in the redzone... key number five: defense get off the field on third down...

UberBroncoMan
10-16-2010, 10:35 PM
This really is a must-win for us. We need to be 3-3 to have a SHOT at the playoffs.

FireFly
10-16-2010, 11:47 PM
This really is a must-win for us. We need to be 3-3 to have a SHOT at the playoffs.

Meh - 4-4 will do us just fine :thumbsup:

TheReverend
10-17-2010, 12:14 AM
A second must win game in mid-October? Gee, I certainly hope the Broncos won the first one!

I want them to win this game as much as anyone here, buy there's no way this is a must win. Even if they lose they can still get to 4-4 by the mid-point of the season.

:thumbsup:

CEH
10-17-2010, 08:25 AM
A second must win game in mid-October? Gee, I certainly hope the Broncos won the first one!

I want them to win this game as much as anyone here, buy there's no way this is a must win. Even if they lose they can still get to 4-4 by the mid-point of the season.

Not exactly a must win but the prevailing opinion heading into the season was the first two games were vitally important to the season. 3-3 after this strech was probably the goal. Once they lost to JAX , SEA almost had to be a must win in order to hit 3-3 (and has proven out). If we had won the first two games against JAX and SEA this game and a 3-3 record would look really good right now with the way our schedule lays out for the rest of the year. The JAX loss was a cruical loss and produced a must win against the Seahawks. . We could always go on a run like SD but highly unlikely .
Is 16 games enough to say who we are right now? 5-11 or 4-12.

When was the last time we won back to back games? Thanksgiving?

This game has "wonded animal" all over it . A short term jolt of synergy for the team. Best case is we win. 2nd best case is we lose but find a player or two who just needed a chance to play

If you think 9 games wins the division then 7-3 (at 2-4) is not out of the question. 8-2 over the last 10 games is alot to ask to hit 10 wins.

This division is wide open but I think we need to beat one of these non common opponents to have a chance to make the playoffs.

_Oro_
10-17-2010, 09:13 AM
Records of our opponents so far:

Jax: 3-2

Sea: 2-2

Ind: 3-2

Ten: 3-2

Bal: 4-1

That's a brutal schedule so far. Today we have the 4-1 Jets. If
we can squeak a win out today, with our injuries, that would be amazing
and also put us in a good position for a run.