Home team: New York Jets
by Inside the Redzone staff – Bill Seng
Last week Mark Sanchez put up 44 passes against the Dallas Cowboys as the Jets were in furious rally mode. It should be calmer waters for Sanchez this week as it would appear doubtful that the Jaguars would get on top of the home team quickly. In fact, this should be a bit of a “slobber knocker” between two teams that would rather play a ball possession type game.
Jets Projected Passing, Receiving, and Rushing Touchdowns
Mark Sanchez put up 335-yards and 2-touchdowns this week. We don’t see the yardage, but we can conceivably see two scores. Last week Matt Hasselbeck hit his big target, Kenny Britt twice last week v Jacksonville Jaguars. That’s why we like Plaxico Burress to score his first of the year here. We project 70-yards receiving to go along with his touchdown. The Jaguars have struggled against athletic tight ends in the past such as Dallas Clark. Fresh off a big game and decent recent history against the Jags (6 catches for 58-yards in a 2009 match-up), we’ll give Keller a short score and 50-yards. Santonio Holmes has a great match-up against the Jacksonville secondary, but his ‘questionable’ tag has us projecting the Jets bigger targets for the scores.
The Jaguars defense gave up 19-rushing touchdowns in 2010. Ladainian Tomlinson was the more effective back as the Jets were playing mostly from behind. In a more controlled setting, we see Shonn Greene getting the touchdown.
Jaguars Projected Passing, Receiving, and Rushing Touchdowns
The last time Maurice Jones-Drew played the Jets, he downed himself at the goal line, preventing fantasy touchdown scores every where. His stat line in that game was still a robust 145-total yards and a score. We’ll give MJD 100-total yards and a score this time around. With not much else, the Jaguars fall 3 touchdowns to 1.