Found December 17, 2012 on Tireball.com:
The New York Jets (6-7) somehow still have a chance to make the playoffs. The Jets will travel to Tennessee to play against the Titans. (4-9) The game is scheduled for a 8:30 pm EST kickoff and will air on ESPN as Monday Night Football. In order to make the playoffs the Jets need to win their remaining three games and then hope that the Begnals and Steelers each lose one of their remaining games. The Bengals and Steelers play against each other next week. The Titans on the other hand will be forced to make a difficult decision on running back Chris Johnson at seasons end. What is the point spread in the Jets and Titans game? The Titans are one point favorites against the Jets. The over/under for Monday nights game is 41.5 points. NYJ TEN W-L 6-7 4-9 Avg Points 18.8 20.8 Avg Points Allowed 23.5 29.7 Home Record 3-4 2-4 Road Record 3-3 2-5 Much of the talk about the Jets this year has revolved around their decision to continue starting Mark Sanchez at quarterback. Two weeks ago Sanchez was pulled for third-string quarterback Greg McElroy. The result was a Jets win against the Cardinals but last week the Jets opted to start Sanchez again. Over the last two games Sanchez is 22 of 40 for 208 yards with three interceptions and a fumble. The Jets are likely to keep it on the ground this week with Shonn Green and company picking up 343 yards rushing the last two weeks. The defense will look to feast on again this week against a Titans team that does not run or pass especially well. Over their last three games the Titans are averaging 17.3 points while the Jets have allowed a total of 16 points in their last two games. Tennessee is trying to give Jake Locker the reps needed to grow into a top caliber quarterback but he has dealt with injuries this year. Running back Chris Johnson has bounced back this season but is regressing to the poor numbers he put up last season. In his last three games Johnson has not topped 80 yards of rushing and is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry. During their three game slide the Titans defense has not played well either, allowing 24 or more points in each loss. Problem is that is an improvement for a unit who is allowing 29.7 points per game on the season. The Titans do not defend well against the rush or the pass but how much the Jets can take advantage of that remains to be seen. Will the Jets win and stay in the talk for an AFC Wild Card spot or will the Titans finally put up a stand and end those hopes?
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