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What’s Up with the Jets? 🛩️
The Jets face-off against the Cowboys today in Dallas at 4:25pm
New York signed former Browns and Lions K Austin Seibert in place of the injured Greg Zuerlein
Seibert is 44-of-55 (80%) on field goals and 55-of-61 (90%) on extra points in his NFL career
The Jets called up QB Tim Boyle from their practice squad as he will back-up Zach Wilson this afternoon
WR Mecole Hardman expects to see more on-field action in today’s game after playing zero snaps on offense last week (NY Post)
QB Aaron Rodgers underwent an “innovative” surgery that could potentially result in a mid-January return (Rapoport)
Rodgers also expressed his confidence in QB Zach Wilson to run the team’s offense in his absence (Pat McAfee Show)
LBs Quincy Williams ($26,666) and Chazz Surratt ($4,833) were both fined for unnecessary roughness after Monday night’s victory
Injury Report 🏥
T Mekhi Becton
T Duane Brown
RB Breece Hall
K Greg Zuerlin (groin)
Today’s Game 🗓
Match-up: Jets (1-0) at Cowboys (1-0)
Where: AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX
When: 4:25 PM EDT
Where to Watch: CBS
The Odds 🎲
ESPN Analytics: Jets 31.7% chance to win
Line: Jets +8.5
Over/Under: 38.5 points
Postseason Odds: +250
Super Bowl Odds: +6000
Our Prediction 🔮
Despite essentially having a full game of Zach Wilson at quarterback in Week 1, we still don’t fully know how to evaluate this team with him under center. Even so, I do feel as if the Jets are being a bit overlooked and undervalued here.
Wilson is most definitely still a pretty huge question mark for this team, but the Jets have an extremely high-end tandem in their backfield with Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook, as well as one of the best defenses in the entire league.
I still am unsure of how to evaluate this team, but that 8.5-point spread just feels off to me. The Jets just beat the Bills, a team that was more highly regarded than Dallas coming into the year, on the back of their running game and defense. Yes, this game is on the road and yes the Cowboys were extremely impressive in their 40-0 victory over the Giants, but that doesn’t mean the Jets can’t compete here.
I’m not sure the Jets will win this afternoon, but I do think they’ll be far more competitive than Vegas and many other NFL pundits are expecting.
Cowboys 20, Jets 17.