It’s finally gameday for the New York Jets in Week 14 of the NFL. Can Gang Green keep their postseason hopes alive?

What a crazy season it’s been for the New York Jets. They’ve clearly surpassed even the most modest of expectations and will look to make a final run towards January football.

Led by their 38-year old starting quarterback Josh McCown, the Jets are rolling on all cylinders offensively. Last week, the Jets broke several offensive records and will look to do so at mile high against the sputtering Denver Broncos.

Speaking of that final run, believe it or not, there are only four games left in this season for the green and white:

  • Week 14 @ the Denver Broncos
  • Week 15 @ the New Orleans Saints
  • Week 16 vs the LA Chargers
  • Week 17 @ the New England Patriots

Obviously, three of your final four games on the road isn’t ideal, but the Jets have no other choice but to win out. And even if they do, there’s no guarantee that their seven-year playoff drought would end.

For the green and white, this will forever be remembered as a season of ‘what ifs’: Five of their seven losses have come by one score or less. Several fourth-quarter collapses. But also these players putting it all on the line for their head coach Todd Bowles.

Top three keys to a Jets victory over the Broncos:

  1. Limit the big plays of this Broncos offense.
    1. While the quarterback situation has been uneven all season for the Broncos, they do have a slew of weapons that can do some damage once they get the ball in their hands. The Jets were susceptible to the big play last week and survived, that won’t happen every week.
  2. Create chunk plays on offense.
    1. At times this Jets offense can become anemic with predictable play-calling and roller-coaster play. The Jets need to rely on those young offensive toys to catch the ball and once they do, get some YAC (yards after catch) action.
  3. Rev up that pass rush.
    1. The Jets are 22nd in the league in sacks (24). When gang green can’t get after the opposing quarterback he has extra time to throw, which puts the secondary in a terrible position. The green and white have plenty of capable players it’s time for them to step up.

Other Jets News, Stories

  • Jets can do more than keep their playoff hopes alive with a win (Mark Cannizzarro of the New York Post)
  • Jets have plenty in piggy bank for a run at Kirk Cousins (Rich Cimini of ESPN New York)
  • Baker Mayfield runs away with Heisman trophy (Jake Trotter of ESPN)

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