- 08/31/2011, 08:32AM ET
YankeesFan said 08/31, 08:32 AM
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).
@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.
[The] Coach said 08/31, 03:53 PM
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.
YankeesFan said 08/31, 05:17 PM
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
[The] Coach said 09/01, 08:28 AM
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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