New Orleans Saints at New York Jets: 3 Bold Predictions
The New Orleans Saints march into Met Life Stadium to play the New York Jets. Yep, it will be brother against brother. It will be a juggernaut offense against an improving defense. It is an improved defense going against a rookie quarterback. It will be patterns adhered or broken?
Geno Smith will break two season habits
It has been Smith's pattern to play better on odd number weeks. In those odd number weeks with the Jets four wins, Smith has had a quarterback rating of 93.7. He also has thrown for seven touchdowns with four interceptions.
Smith has also managed to steer his team to win after each loss.
It ends here.
Smith will not surpass 60. per cent passer rating. He will throw for more interceptions than touchdowns. And the Jets will lose, making it two consecutive losses for the first time this season.
Two Jets rookies will not finish the game
This may not be as bold as just predictable. No, it is bold. Geno Smith will not be the quarterback in the fourth quarter. He will be replaced by Matt Simms with two minutes left in the third quarter.
Dee Milliner will be replaced way before that. After being continually picked on by Drew Brees, Milliner will be replaced before halftime.
Jets Linebackers Calvin Pace and Quinton Coples will stand up and man up
The Jets linebacker duo of Pace and Coples each will amass double digit tackles. Pace will add two sacks to his stats. Coples will add one sack to his stats.
It will be in a valient but losing effort.
The Jets lose due to the inefficiency of their offense, 15-30.