This Sunday, the Jets will travel to Denver to take on the Broncos. The 3-9 Broncos have lost eight in a row, and haven’t won a game in nearly two months. Still, they provide a challenging matchup with their talented defense. Here are some Jets keys to the game:
Keep the Offense Rolling:
Josh McCown and the offense shredded the Chiefs last week, and the Jets need to keep that going this week. Although 3-9, the Broncos are top five in total defense, so the matchup will be much tougher than you may think. However, the Broncos allow the most passing touchdowns in the league. The Broncos are a mess on offense, so hopefully the Jets won’t need too many points on the board to come out with the win.
Capitalize on Mistakes:
The Broncos have been a disaster offensively this season. They are 31st in the NFL in turnovers. Their “Quarterback by Committee” has thrown 18 interceptions, also 31st in the NFL. Only the Cleveland Browns are more turnover prone than the Broncos. The Jets will need to force turnovers and capitalize.
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Get Going Early:
Last week, the Jets were able to take a 21-17 lead at half, and used that lead to take control of the game. With a nine minute drive to start out the half, it looked as if the Jets were dominating. The Jets will need to continue this trend Sunday. The Broncos will be forced to throw the ball, and that is something they will not necessarily want to do.
Shut Down Booker and Anderson:
Devontae Booker and CJ Anderson are very often the workhorses of the Broncos offense. By shutting these two down, the Jets will force Denver to move downfield through the air. That is where the Broncos make their mistakes and blow games.
Keep Miller Contained:
We all know of Von Miller, who many believe to be the best pass rusher in the league. He will be no easy task to keep quiet, but the offensive line will have to do its best to keep McCown protected in the pocket. I wouldn’t be shocked to see many plays where a running back or tight end helps out to block him.