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New York Jets Season Odds Preview


New York was downright pitiful on offense in 2012, most notably at quarterback where Mark Sanchez took a step backwards and had a terrible year. Geno Smith was drafted as a backup plan, and Tim Tebow’s release gives the Jets one less giant headache to deal with from the media side of things. But regardless of who is under center for the Jets in 2013, they aren’t going to have many playmakers around them on offense, and this defense isn’t elite like it once was. Back-to-back AFC Conference Finals appearances in 2009 and 2010 seem like ancient history at this point.

New York Jets 2012-2013 Season Odds

The Jets talked the talked a lot last season, but in the end failed to walk the walk. The Jets started the season talking Super Bowl, well at least Rex Ryan did, but they crumbled down the stretch losing their last three games to finish 8-8 out of the playoffs.

Odds to win AFC East: +600
Regular Season Win Total: 8.5 (Over even)
Props: NFL Off ROTY odds Stephen Hill 35/1

The Jets are built behind their defense and it showed last season, as their defense soared while their offense stumbled. The Jets offense ranked 25th in the league last season, averaging 311.8 yards per game. This has led to a few changes on offense this season.

Mark Sanchez remains the Jets starting quarterback, but his grip on the job has to be considered tenuous after New York traded for Tim Tebow. Sanchez's numbers from last year were actually an improvement on the 2010 season, but all everyone remembers in the losses. The arrival of Tebow might not be the only thing making it tough on Sanchez. His only reliable receiving options to start the season are Santonio Holmes and Dustin Keller. The newly drafted Stephen Hill has plenty of talent, but may not be ready to fill the No. 2 receiver role just yet.

The Jet running game stumbled badly last season. After finishing fourth (148.4 yards per game) in rushing in 2010 the Jets declined to 22nd (105.8 yards per game) last season. Shonn Greene remains the starter and the addition of Tebow could add some much-need life to the running attack.

The Jets strength is still their defense, which ranked fifth (312. 1 yards per game) in the league last season. The Jets were especially strong against the pass, also ranking fifth (201.1 yards per game) in the NFL behind the cornerback duo Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie.

Could this be the make or break year for Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez in New York? After last season's huge disappointment and after the not-so-subtle addition of Tebow this could be end of the road for both of them if New York's 2011 slide continues in 2012.

AFC East Odds at Bovada as of August 20
New England Patriots -400
New York Jets +600
Buffalo Bills +600
Miami Dolphins +1500

2012 New York Jets Schedule (All times Eastern)

01 Sep 9 BUF @ NYJ (MetLife Stadium 1:00 pm CBS)
02 Sep 16 NYJ @ PIT (Heinz Field 4:25pm CBS)
03 Sep 23 NYJ @ MIA (Dolphins Stadium 1:00pm CBS)
04 Sep 30 SF @ NYJ (MetLIfe Stadium 1:00pm FOX)
05 Oct 8 HOU @ NYJ (MetLife Stadium 8:30pm ESPN)
06 Oct 14 IND @ NYJ (Lucas Oil Stadium 1:00pm CBS)
07 Oct 21 NYJ @ NE (Gillette Stadium 4:25pm CBS)
08 Oct 28 MIA @ NYJ (MetLife Stadium 1:00pm CBS)
09 BYE
10 Nov 11 NYJ @ SEA (Qwest Field 4:05pm CBS)
11 Nov 18 NYJ @ STL (Edward Jones Dome 1:00pm CBS)
12 Nov 22 NE @ NYJ (MetLife Stadium 8:20pm NBC)
13 Dec 2 ARI @ NYJ (MetLife Stadium 1:00pm FOX)
14 Dec 9 NYJ @ JAC (EverBank Field 1:00pm FOX)
15 Dec 17 NYJ @ TEN (LP Field 8:30pm ESPN)
16 Dec 23 SD @ NYJ (MetLife Stadium 8:20pm NBC)
17 Dec 30 NYJ @ BUF (Ralph Wilson Stadium 1:00pm CBS)

New York Jets 2011-2012 Season Odds Preview

The last two seasons have played out the same way for the Jets; finish behind New England in the AFC East, win two games on the road in the playoffs as a Wild Card team, then fall just short of a Super Bowl berth in the AFC Championship.

This is virtually the same team that finished 11-5 last year and knocked New England off in the playoffs, and you could actually argue this year’s wide receiving corps is better. The Jets are clearly a playoff contender; the question is whether or not they can take the next step, both in the regular season and the playoffs.  

Odds to Win AFC East: +185
Regular Season Win Total: Over 10 (-115)
Props: MVP Odds Mark Sanchez 28/1

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The age-old adage states that defense wins championships, and coach Rex Ryan has built a fearsome defense in New York. The Jets’ attempt to woo free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was unsuccessful, but they were able to resign Antonio Cromartie as a solid Plan B.

New York finished sixth in the NFL against the pass last season (200.6 yards per game) and third against the rush (90.9 yards per game). The defense is loaded with talent, but the star of the unit is cornerback Darrelle Revis, who is widely considered to be the best shutdown corner in the game today.

Mark Sanchez took a big step forward last season in both statistics and decision-making. The Jets are hoping he’ll take another step forward this year, and he’ll have plenty of reliable weapons with Santonio Holmes and the signings of Plaxico Burress and Derrick Mason coming in to replace Jerricho Cotchery and Braylon Edwards.  

LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene will once again carry the rushing load after finishing with the NFL’s fourth-best rushing attack last year (148.4 yards per game).

New York’s been right on the brink for the last two seasons, and should be again this year. The difference could be Mark Sanchez; he isn’t asked to do too much in this rush-first offense, but if he has a breakout campaign, the Jets could be the team to beat.

Week 1: vs. Dallas

NFC West Odds at Bovada as of August 29:
New England -165
New York Jets +185
Miami Dolphins +900
Buffalo Bills +2000

2011 New York Jets Schedule (All times Eastern)

01 Sep 11 DAL @ NYJ (MetLife Stadium 8:20pm NBC)
02 Sep 18 JAC @ NYJ (MetLife Stadium 1:00pm CBS)
03 Sep 25 NYJ @ OAK (O.co Coliseum 4:05pm CBS)
04 Oct 02 NYJ @ BAL (M&T Bank Stadium 8:20pm NBC)
05 Oct 09 NYJ @ NE (Gillette Stadium 4:15pm CBS)
06 Oct 17 MIA @ NYJ (MetLife Stadium 8:30pm ESPN)
07 Oct 23 SD @ NYJ (MetLife Stadium 1:00pm CBS)
08 Bye    
09 Nov 06 NYJ @ BUF (Ralph Wilson Stadium 1:00pm CBS)
10 Nov 13 NE @ NYJ (MetLife Stadium 8:20pm NBC)
11 Nov 17 NYJ @ DEN (Sports Authority Field at Mile High 8:20pm NFLN)
12 Nov 27 BUF @ NYJ (MetLife Stadium 1:00pm CBS)
13 Dec 04 NYJ @ WAS (FedExField 1:00pm CBS)
14 Dec 11 KC @ NYJ (MetLife Stadium 1:00pm CBS)
15 Dec 18 NYJ @ PHI (Lincoln Financial Field 4:15pm CBS)
16 Dec 24 NYG @ NYJ (MetLife Stadium 1:00pm FOX)
17 Jan 01 NYJ @ MIA (Sun Life Stadium 1:00pm CBS)