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  • 08/31/2011, 08:32AM ET

Predict the schedule: Jets

YankeesFan (89-63-11) vs [The] Coach (152-24-7)
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In the first argument, list each game on the Jets 2011 schedule, and predict the outcome of the game, and subsequently their final standing in the AFC East. Feel free to continue on to start an argument if you have enough room left (in other words, not a "list first" TD).

Cowboys: W
Jags: W
@Raiders: W
@Ravens: L
@Pats: L
Dolphins: W
Chargers: L
BYE
@Bills: W
Pats: W
@Broncos: W
Bills: W
@Redskins: W
Chiefs: W
@Eagles: L
Giants: W
@Dolphins: L (They always seem to at best split with the Phins, and by my count, they'll be 11-4 coming into this game so they'll likely have clinched)

Final record: 11-5, 2nd in AFC East, Wildcard.


Cowboys: L
Jags: W
@Raiders: W
@Ravens: L
@Pats: L
Dolphins: W
Chargers: W
BYE
@Bills: W
Pats: W
@Broncos: W
Bills: W
@Redskins: W
Chiefs: W
@Eagles: W
Giants: W
@Dolphins: L

I think the Jets are good but do have some offensive question marks. That said, they have a few easy wins on their schedule. I will assume as you do that they split with the Pats and Dolphins. Our differences are the Cowboys, Chargers and Eagles. I don't think they beat the Cowboys. Dallas can shut them down on offense and with Romo back, can score enough points to win in a low scoring game. I do think they beat the Chargers because they get them at home and because the get them in week 7. Playing on the opposite coast is tough anyway and the Chargers traditionally don't play well in the first half of the season. I don't believe Vick makes it to week 15 healthy. Even if he plays, the Eagles have O-Line issues and the Jets D might finish him off.

I have them at 12-4 and tied with the Pats atop the AFL East. The 2nd game with the Pats may decide who gets home field in the playoffs.


Cowboys: It's an opening week night game, at home, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. It might not have much significance to the players, since most probably had no relation to NY 10 years ago, but the crowd will be roaring.

The Cowboys have a HC entering his first full season, a new DC, and a QB who hasn't played in a meaningful game for nearly a year. Dallas also lost a key offensive player in Marion Barber, leaving the running game that the Jets can definitely stop.

I think Romo will be a bit rusty a first, and with Revis likely shutting down, or at least limiting the production of, Miles Austin, I don't think the Boys offense will be much of a threat.

Eagles: It's possible Vick will be hurt, but it's also possible significant Jets will be hurt for that game, you never know. Nnamdi will be on Holmes, and DRC on Burress, which leaves Sanchez with not a lot of options. Frankly, even as a Jets fan, I admit, Sanchez without good WRs, at this stage of his career, is not a pretty sight.

Even with Revis on Jackson, the Eagles have Maclin and Steve Smith, along with a great running game. Especially in Philly, I got the Eagles.

More PHI and SD next


Romo will be fine. He had a broken collar bone not knee or arm surgery. He is a veteran, familiar with the offense as their HC Garrett was the OC ergo: no change in system. Barber is a non-factor. Jones is the starter and was the leading rusher last year in every game after week 4. Their new DC is Jet's HC Ryan's brother with a resume of his own including two SB rings. He is aggressive as are all Ryan's and will have the Cowboy defense FINALLY playing to potential. While the Boys have Romo, a QB that can make big plays, the Jets have Sanchez...nuff said. The Cowboys feel as though they have something to prove. The 9/11 thing isn't relevant at all. 1st, the game is played in NJ and even if the fans are all jazzed up, they don't play. Personally, I don't think the fans will be that effected either BTW.

Of course the Jets could have injuries but with the Eagles O-Line issues and Vick's propensity to take a beating anyway, the chances of him being "Vick" by week 15 are slim. It happened last year and will again and I remind you that "Vince Young" is his back-up. Without Vick, the Jets defense will be just too tough.

BTW, I hate the Jets so I HOPE I am wrong! LOL


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August 31, 2011  10:12 AM ET

No.

August 31, 2011  12:19 PM ET

0-16

August 31, 2011  01:32 PM ET

11-5? Ehh, I'm more optimistic about the Jets :P

August 31, 2011  02:32 PM ET

6 wins sounds about right.

August 31, 2011  02:55 PM ET

10-6.

August 31, 2011  03:08 PM ET

2-14

Everybody beats the Bills. Everybody.

August 31, 2011  03:43 PM ET

High hopes, eh Yankees?

August 31, 2011  03:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

High hopes, eh Yankees?

What can I say, I'm used to 42 years of, more or less, awfulness

August 31, 2011  03:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

What can I say, I'm used to 42 years of, more or less, awfulness

Coach has high hopes too :-)

The last couple years must have felt good though. If Ryan would just shut up and let the players play, I think they'd do alright without the added pressure.

August 31, 2011  04:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Coach has high hopes too :-)The last couple years must have felt good though. If Ryan would just shut up and let the players play, I think they'd do alright without the added pressure.

I actually like Rexy, but I would definitely hate him if he was another team's coach, though I agree with you, he's probably not the best coach to play for

August 31, 2011  04:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I actually like Rexy, but I would definitely hate him if he was another team's coach, though I agree with you, he's probably not the best coach to play for

I think the players like playing for him - it appears that way anyhow. I'm only referring to his public SB claims every year. Firing your team up is fine - but keep it in the locker room, IMO. To make such high aspirations in the media places the team under tremendous pressure because anything less is then considered failure.

August 31, 2011  04:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I think the players like playing for him - it appears that way anyhow. I'm only referring to his public SB claims every year. Firing your team up is fine - but keep it in the locker room, IMO. To make such high aspirations in the media places the team under tremendous pressure because anything less is then considered failure.

Guys like Bart Scott work well under him, but for the more outspoken guys, I agree. I think he's a really good coach, especially defensively, but I agree with you. That was my point before, not that he shouldn't fire up the team

August 31, 2011  04:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Coach has high hopes too :-)The last couple years must have felt good though. If Ryan would just shut up and let the players play, I think they'd do alright without the added pressure.

I think the players like Rex's "style".

August 31, 2011  04:34 PM ET

12-4?

August 31, 2011  04:35 PM ET

LOL Actually, I HATE the Jets and ANY team that has "NY" at the head of their team. Always have and probably always will. That said, I just think that they have a great deal of talent, a coach that gets his players to play hard for him and a pretty stiff defense. That coupled with the fact that they get to play Buffalo twice, Raider, Broncos Redskins and Chiefs effectively giving them 6 wins. Add that to the yearly splits with the Dolphins and Pats and they are already at 8-2.

August 31, 2011  04:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

12-4?

Look at their schedule DJ!?! It is pretty friendly as a whole!

August 31, 2011  05:33 PM ET

As long as one of you is correct in your prediction, I'll be happy.

Could this be the J-E-T-S! year?

August 31, 2011  06:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Look at their schedule DJ!?! It is pretty friendly as a whole!

Sanchez has looked horrible. See any of those passes vs the Giants?

8 of 16 for 64 yards? The guy is not that good.

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