Without Darrelle Revis, the Jets pass defense has been rather pedestrian. That’s bad news with Kyle Orton and the Broncos coming to town.
Well, for the Jets it’s bad. It’s great news for Orton’s fantasy owners.
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Projections give the Jets an easy 25.8-18.6 win.
Take out one 128-yard game and the Jets pass defense has allowed an average of 280 passing per contest. Kyle Orton has thrown for 307 yards or more in each of the last four contests and hasn’t thrown for less than 295 in a game.
The Broncos have struggled mightily in the run game. How mightily? Knowshon Moreno hasn’t played in three weeks and still leads the team in rushing yards. Speaking of Moreno, he’s questionable. He was limited in practice but should play Sunday. Don’t expect big things until we see signs of life from him.
The only note you need for the Jets: Denver allowed 233 rushing in their last game. The Jets, who rushed more than 600 times last season, ran for 273 in Week 4.
Kyle Orton, DEN: 23-40, 301 yards, 1.8 TD, 0.8 INT, 5 rush yards
Mark Sanchez, NYJ: 18-30, 204 yards, 1.7 TD, 0.3 INT
LaDainian Tomlinson, NYJ: 70 yards, 0.7 TD, 3 catches, 20 receiving yards
Shonn Greene, NYJ: 60 yards, 0.3 TD, 1 catch, 10 receiving yards
Knowshon Moreno, DEN: 40 yards, 0.1 TD, 3 catches, 40 receiving yards, 0.1 TD
Correll Buckhalter, DEN: 15 yards, 2 catches, 15 receiving yards
Brad Smith, NYJ: 15 rushing yards
Laurence Maroney, DEN: 10 yards, 0.1 TD, 1 catch, 10 receiving yards
Joe McKnight, NYJ: 5 yards
Brandon Lloyd, DEN: 6-90, 0.7 TD
Eddie Royal, DEN: 6-70, 0.5 TD
Braylon Edwards, NYJ: 4-70, 0.5 TD
Jabar Gaffney, DEN: 6-60, 0.5 TD
Santonio Holmes, NYJ: 3-40, 0.2 TD
Jerricho Cotchery, NYJ: 3-25, 0.2 TD
Dustin Keller, NYJ: 4-50, 0.8 TD
Daniel Graham, DEN: 2-15
Jay Feely, NYJ: 1.8 FG, 3.0 XP
Matt Prater, DEN: 1.4 FG, 2.0 XP
Jets: 2.5 sacks, 0.8 INT, 0.9 fumble recovery
Broncos: 1.1 sacks, 0.3 INT, 0.4 fumble recovery