The Jets are going to be looking to extend their winning record in Week Six as they face off against a Packers team returning home from a loss in London to the New York Giants. Can the Jets make it two wins for New York teams in as many weeks when they travel to Lambeau Field?
Winning record. Did anyone mention this week that the Jets have a winning record? Well, they do. The Jets are 3-2 as they travel to Lambeau field to take on the Green Bay Packers who are fresh off a loss to the Giants in London and will likely be looking to revitalize their season in a game that, when the schedule came out, most Packers fans would have circled as a game their team should win.
The Jets though are on a two-game winning streak and seem to be hitting their stride thanks mostly to their 2022 rookie class who seem determined to take over at least one game apiece, and this week the Jets will need more of the same.
Keys To The Game
Raheem Mostert had a good week against the Jets as they schemed their defense to primarily limit the impact of Waddle and Hill through the air. Although it worked, in the end, Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon are different levels of players and the scoreboard won’t be kind if they are allowed the same amount of freedom Mostert was allowed.
Kwon Alexander has been a force for the Jets in getting off the field on third down but the secondary will need to make sure they are making their tackles count this week. On the defensive line, we will wait to see if Jermaine Johnson is available for the game after he left Week Five early with an ankle injury; he’s been a nice surprise in the run game for a first-year player.
Shockingly, the Jets will need to limit Aaron Rogers this week if they have any hopes of winning this one. His weapons in the passing game are nowhere near as intimidating as they were with Adams now playing for the Raiders. First-year player Romeo Doubs has shown some ability this year but shouldn’t be anything Sauce Garner and DJ Reed can’t handle in coverage.
It will be on Carl Lawson, John Franklin-Myers, and Quinnen Williams to take advantage of the solid coverage and get pressure, and most importantly: sacks, to frustrate Rogers in the passing game. All the starters saw an increase in snaps that fans have been screaming for since Ulbrich and Saleh brought their rotation scheme in last season. If we see the same this week, I’d expect Lawson and Quinnen to be a nightmare for the Packer’s O-Line to deal with.
A key part of the #Jets' pass-rush explosion vs. MIA: Lightening up on the rotating & letting the Big 3 cook. Season-high snap percentages for: – Williams (70%) – Lawson (73%) – Franklin-Myers (66%) Season-low snap percentages for: – Martin (16%) – Shepherd (22%) – Thomas (28%) — Michael Nania (@Michael_Nania) October 12, 2022
Sorry Zach, but this one is on the running game once again. Green Bay is 30th in DVOA defending the run, and this plays very much into the hands of how the Jets have constructed this team to take the weight off the shoulders of their second-year quarterback.
Breece Hall had his coming out party against Miami in Week Five where he put up 197 all-purpose yards and was seemingly unstoppable in all facets of the game. His production has also been somewhat independent of the play of the offensive line with 67% of his rushing yards being after first contact. As great as that is for Breece it would be ideal if the offensive line could continue to progress in the way we saw them in Week Five as they gel as a unit.
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The FanRant team has weighed in with some predictions for the game this week:
While the Packers have been underwhelming this far, Rodgers and the Pack get it done against a high-flying Jets team that’s excited to be in second place in the AFC East. Packers 24 – Jets 14 Ronnie Eastham – Bills Beat
21-16 Jets. The Packers have a lot of issues, for example running the ball. The Packers struggled to do that versus the Giants, while the Jets thrived at it with rookie Breece Hall versus the Dolphins. Emily Gates – Panther Pounce
For my part, I do expect the Jets to get a win this week. The weaknesses the Packers have on defense against the run, and the lack of talent at receiver, play right into how the Jets are built right now. While it won’t be a 23-point gap by the end like last week I can see the Jets taking this one 24-17.
🎶 And then the big man went , and then the big man went …….BOOOSSSHH!!! 💥 #TakeFlight (video from @NYJetsinUK ) pic.twitter.com/IzKpfOfz5K — Gus (@Gustoon) October 12, 2022
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