The New York Jets will, when they receive the Jacksonville Jaguars for a little NFL gambling action, wear white jerseys and white pants, while white rally towels will be distributed among the fans. “We feed off of them just like the feed off us. On third downs, we’re getting the crowd going and everybody is cheering and yelling and getting the offense messed up,” defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson said via the team’s official website. “They’re having miscommunications over there. That helps us out getting off the ball.”
- Date: October 1
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: MetLife Stadium
- Sportsbook Odds for fans who bet on NFL games online:
Jaguars -3 (-118) 39½ (-110) -175
Jets +3 (-102) 39½ (-110) +151
The Jets held, to Wilkerson’s point, the Dolphins to just one conversion on 12 third down attempts in Sunday’s 20-6 win. Rookie Jamal Adams, meanwhile, has 11 tackles. But the Jets defense will now have to go up against an offensive line that has allowed, after three games, just two sacks, which is tied with the Titans for fewest in the league, as well as the fewest the Jags have allowed in franchise history since allowing three after the first three games during both the 2006 and 2002 seasons.
It's just too bad their QB happens to be Blake Bortleshttps://t.co/1x2VMhfDFl
— Robert Stump (@bipolarbear3) September 28, 2017
Will the Jets succeed where the Houston Texans (including defensive end J.J. Watt) and the Ravens (with outside linebacker Terrell Suggs) have failed? One area in which the Jets have already proven unsuccessful against the Jags is in the covering of the spread. Jacksonville, though losing each of their last three meetings straight-up, is 7-2 ATS in the last nine games against the Jets. Additionally, the Jags are 1-5 SU in their last six road games against teams with losing records, while the Jets are 6-2 against the NFL gambling spread in their last eight games at home against teams with winning records.
Jet-lagged and Jets-Jagged?
The Jaguars’ last was a home game, but only nominally, as it was played at Wembley Stadium. And while the Jags have become a London fixture, it does still take its toll to fly back from the British Isles while at the same time having to prepare for a road game. However, as jaguars.com senior writer writes, the Jaguars have been showing signs of growth and maturity. Especially as it pertains Blake Bortles’s decision-making. “That’s something that’s come along with maturing, I guess, as a football player,” Bortles, who completed 20 of 31 passes for 244 yards and four touchdowns with no picks for a 128.2 passer rating (the second-highest rating of his career) in Sunday’s 44-7 upset of the Ravens, said on Wednesday. The Jags, as well as the Jets, have a tendency to go over the total in October. The NFL gambling total has gone over in six of the Jaguars’ last seven games, and five of the Jets’ last six games at home, in the 10th month of the year. In a curious note, this game will feature the reunion, now on opposite sides of the field, of two former LSU Tigers; Leonard Fournette and the aforementioned Jamal Adams.
– The new RB
– Mo's shoulder
– Tiger clash 🐯 pic.twitter.com/4XeaTg46S0
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 28, 2017