We know you have heard this before, but it is altogether probable that over the next few weeks the futures of many people with the New York Jets are going to be determined. One of the people who could be on the firing line is Rex Ryan, who has all but admitted he is coaching for his job, to use a familiar term. On Thursday night he will lead his beleaguered team into action against the New England Patriots, perhaps their most hated rival, in NFL betting action that will get underway at 8:25 PM ET on CBS.
Everyone is well aware of all the problems surrounding Ryan and his decision to continue to support second-year quarterback Geno Smith, who is very mistake-prone, demonstrating that again last week against the Denver Broncos, when he threw an interception for a touchdown in the waning moments.
Smith has had a rough time on the field and off, as he has been part of a few bizarre incidents, not the least of which was his inability to make it to a team meeting the night before a 31-0 shutout loss to the San Diego Chargers, after which Smith explained that he couldn’t seem to reconcile the time change between New York and San Diego.
Previous to that, NFL bettors saw he had to apologize for shouting expletives at a heckling fan. On the field, he isn’t covering a lot of ground. He is averaging only six yards per pass attempt to this season, and has thrown seven interceptions.
Jets simply have to improve in their offensive balance. Ryan has always been a coach that likes to run the football, but they only had 31 yards on the ground against Denver. The good news from last week is that tight end Jace Amaro, a rookie, may have had a breakthrough game, with 10 receptions.
New York Jets +10 (-115)
New England Patriots -10 (-105)
Over 44 Points -110
Under 44 Points -110