Jets Proving Their Defense & Run Game Is Legitimate

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Coming off of a bye week after their London game, Gang Green returned home to defeat the Washington Redskins in convincing fashion. The defense that has looked amazing just became even better with Sheldon Richardson back on the line. How can teams game plan against Richardson, Williams, Wilkerson, and Harrison at the same time? You simply can’t.
The Jets came out somewhat shaky in the 1st half leaving fans scratching their heads. Two turnovers from Marshall and Decker contributed to 10 unanswered points from Washington who lead 13-10 at halftime.
Can we all agree that Chris Ivory is one of the best running backs in the game right now? The hard-hitting running back was bouncing off defenders on his way to 196 yards from scrimmage. Ivory is the real deal as he sets the tone for this offense.
Although Powell has been banged up, Zac Stacy isn’t taking advantage of it behind his mediocre running. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a change in the backfield once Ridley comes back. Once he returns, the Jets are going to be an even better offensive team.
As for the defense? They’re lights out. The pass rush, turnovers and fear they bring to every game is phenomenal. The Jets are becoming relevant again just like in 2009 & 2010. But let’s enjoy the ride first before we get serious.
The 4-1 Jets can beat the 5-0 Patriots if they play like they did in the 2nd half. They must play strong throughout the whole game. The cheaters, I mean the Patriots, are for real this season and should be a good test for this Jets team. It will be a great game to watch as the two battle it out for first place in the AFC East.
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Currently at Nassau Community College, Chris is majoring in Sports Management. He joined Skyscraper Sports due to his love for talking and writing about sports. Chris is a Staff Writer for the New York Jets section of SkyscraperSports.com and contributes New York Yankees stories as well.