Reasons for a Seahawks win or a Jets win
12th Man Rising: What is one reason the Jets can beat the Seahawks and what is one reason they definitely will not?
Justin Fried: The Jets aren’t going to win this game, but if they want to have any sort of a chance they need to find a consistent way to move the ball on offense. Without Frank Gore hogging 20+ touches a game last week, the Jets actually managed to run the ball well. The duo of Ty Johnson and Josh Adams led the way for the Jets’ most productive day on the ground in two years. But with Gore possibly returning this week, it’s almost certain that Adam Gase will return to giving the 37-year-old the lion’s share of touches despite his inefficiency.
But if by some miracle the Jets allow Johnson and Adams to lead the backfield, and if the duo manages to perform as well as they did last week, they have a sliver of a chance at pulling off the upset. As for why they won’t win, I don’t think I need to go into much detail here. The Jets are less talented than their opponents in pretty much every conceivable way. Russell Wilson versus an inexperienced Jets’ secondary spells disaster. And Pete Carroll isn’t getting outcoached by Adam Gase.
Who wins between Seahawks and Jets?
12th Man Rising: How do you see the Seahawks versus Jets going and why?
Justin Fried: The Jets will lose this game. I’m not one for score predictions, but it likely won’t be close. To the Jets’ credit, they’ve actually played competitive football in recent weeks. But Sam Darnold has looked like a mess since returning from injury and the Seahawks will be more apt to capitalize on his mistakes than a team like the Las Vegas Raiders. The Jets aren’t going to score very much. The Seahawks will probably score a lot. Don’t expect this one to come down to the wire.