The Jets nearly made the Super Bowl last season before losing to the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC title game. Online wagering companies list the Jets at 9.5 to 1 to win Super Bowl XLV.
Online wagering odds list eight teams with single digit odds to win the Super Bowl with the Colts having the lowest odds at 4.5 to 1. Jets head coach Rex Ryan considers his team capable of winning the Super Bowl and he has not been shy about sharing his opinion. The Jets made a number of off-season moves and they are given a realistic chance of winning the Super Bowl this season. Anytime a team is listed with odds of less than 10-1 they are a serious contender. The Jets have only won a Super Bowl once in their history and that was when Joe Namath guaranteed victory in 1969.
The Jets begin preseason action at the new Meadowlands Stadium on Monday night against the New York Giants. New York starts the regular season on Monday night as well as they host the Baltimore Ravens on September 13th. Gamblers at online wagering companies will notice that the Jets have a very difficult opening couple of months as they host Baltimore, New England, Green Bay and Minnesota and go on the road for games at Miami, Buffalo and Denver.
New York had the 20th best offense in the league a year ago so that is one area in which they need to improve. The Jets expect more from quarterback Mark Sanchez this season but it remains to be seen if they can replace Thomas Jones who they let go in the off-season. They are counting on Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson to shoulder the load this season.
The Jets had the number one ranked defense in the league a year ago in fewest yards allowed and in fewest points allowed. Cornerback Darrelle Revis was a big reason the defense was so good as the Jets were first in the league in fewest passing yards allowed. Revis is holding out so that is one concern for the Jets as they begin the preseason. New York would be much weaker vs. online wagering odds without the best cornerback in the league leading their secondary.