NEW YORK J..E..T..S JETS JETS JETS (-3) vs. MIAMI DOLPHINS –
I hate when players insist that “it’s just another game” or “I’m not seeking revenge” when they compete against their old team(s). You know damn well that’s a big part of their motivation and psyche going in to that game. Chad might be one of the more “professional” players in the NFL but I have no doubt in my mind he wants to shove his softball throwing arm up the New York Jets fat money spending ass. So what should be a meaning less division game to the rest of the world (other than Miami & New York) now has become a stronger rivalry.
If the Jets offensive line does their job than Favrra should have no problems picking the dolphins defense apart. They need to come out early with some big plays. Favre is still learning the Jets offense so I imagine Schottenheimer won’t be opening up the whole playbook just yet. It’s ideal that the Jets score first and maintain a lead.
Chad’s job is to keep the Jets defense on the field. He needs to manage the game to perfection and execute. If Miami can’t establish a running game then it’s going to be a long day for Pennington.
If all the talk is true about the offensive line and the chemistry Favre is building with the offense than I see no reason why this shouldn’t be an easy victory for the Jets. I don’t think there will be a lot of scoring but I definitely think they’ll cover the spread.
JETS 24, DOLPHINS 10
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (-3) vs. TENNESSEE TITANS –
These two teams met last season in the opener and the Titans upset the Jags 13-10. The Jaguars are the big favorite to challenge the Patriots in representing the AFC in the super bowl this season. Currently they’re hurting on offense; the line is banged up, Reggie Williams is questionable and Jerry Porter has been ruled out for the game. Although they’re more of a running football team, the Jags spent some money acquiring wide receivers (Jerry Porter, Troy Williamson, Dennis Northcutt) to replace the disappointing crackhead Matt Jones and the departed Ernest Wilford. One huge positive is David Garrard. He is on the stages of becoming an elite QB in this league.
More than I can say for Vince Young. His second season in the NFL was a disaster. I can’t even name any of their wide receivers. If Alge Crumpler is healthy, he can be the go to guy for Young like he was for Vick. But I don’t see that happening. If there is any bright spot for Tennessee its Chris Johnson. This is the year the Jaguars dethrone the Indianapolis Colts for the AFC South.
JAGUARS 17, TITANS 9