Game Overview ::
By mike johnson >>
- For all intents and purposes, this is a playoff game for both teams.
- The Jets offense will look to get back on track with Mike White returning to the lineup in a matchup with a very beatable Seattle defense.
- Both teams have fallen apart over the second half of the year with losses in five of their last six games.
- The Jets defense could pose a significant problem for a Seattle offense that is dealing with a litany of injuries.
How new york Will Try To Win ::
The Jets season has been a roller coaster ride of epic proportions as they’ve started three different starting quarterbacks and moved swiftly in and out of playoff contention in the AFC as the season went on. They are still alive for a playoff berth but need to win both of their remaining games and get some help in order for that to happen. They will get Mike White back under center this week and he has been by far their most efficient QB. He will be going up against a Seahawks defense that has struggled most of the season but provides a difficult road environment in Seattle.
The Jets identity is built primarily on their defense, which has been a borderline elite unit all season. However, during White’s starts, the Jets have shown a greater propensity to throw the ball and be aggressive while showing an increase in overall efficiency in all phases of their offense. The Seahawks defense has had moments of being exploited both on the ground and through the air. During Mike White’s three starts, he averaged over 300 passing yards per game and the Jets have a very talented trio of wide receivers in Garrett Wilson, Elijah Moore, and Corey Davis to go along with multiple running backs and tight ends who are capable receiving threats. I would expect the Jets to get back to opening things up the way they did in White’s earlier starts, while attacking a Seattle defense that has not held an opponent under 20 points in two months. The Jets have a ferocious defense that can truly tee off on opponents when they are able to build a lead, and the insertion of White in the starting lineup is precisely for the fact that he gives them the ability to do just that. I expect an aggressive approach from New York early in this game. White’s ability to distribute the ball to his playmakers like a point guard should work very well against the Seahawks.