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Better Know Your Opponent: Jets Fans Predictions Against The Packers

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According to NFL.com, the Jets have thrown 179 pass attempts and had 193 rushing attempts. For comparison, the Packers have 236 pass attempts and 157 rushing attempts. The Jets are primarily a rushing team in what's become a passing league. On the flip side, the Jets opponents have attempted 214 passes while only rushing 155 times. Either teams like their chances better through the air, they've been playing from behind against a 5-1 team, or maybe it's a little of both.

With QB Mark Sanchez coming off a 2 INT game, and their outstanding pass defense playing below average (a middling 6.8 yards per pass attempt with 10 TD passes allowed), Jets fans are largely focused on what to expect from their pass offense and pass defense. A couple sites have noticed that the Packers have few healthy defensive lineman, and that the Jets are really good at running the ball. As you might expect, none of them even mention the seldom used (but surprisingly effective) Packer rushing attack. Click on the links below for their entire preview. 

From Gang Green Nation: "Holmes has only been active for two weeks and will continue to improve as the season goes on. He is a phenomenal compliment to Edwards, as opposing secondaries must keep a safety at home but somehow keep an eye on both of them."

From Jets Gab: "It will be close, but the Jets are playing well and will find a way here."

From Jets Fan: "The Packers certainly present some challenges for the Jets, especially when they throw the football but overall, the Jets match up pretty well against them."

From Jersey Jets Fan: "The Packers can't stop the run. What do the Jets do? They run the ball and they run it well."\

From Jets Kvetch: "The Jets offensive line will need to step it up this game and protect Sanchez from a tough Packer pass rush...I fully expect to see opponent QB's reeling on the turf, starting this week with Aaron Rodgers."

From Fanhouse: "Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie almost certainly be tested by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receivers Greg Jennings and Donald Driver." (Almost unaware that Driver was held without a catch last week as he's struggling with a quad injury). 

From New York Jets Fan Blog: "Look for the Jets to "Ground and Pound" the Pack all afternoon."