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Week 7 Preview: New York Jets vs Denver Broncos

Another difficult test awaits the Baby Jets.

After pulling off the upset in Green Bay, the 4-2 New York Jets travel to Denver to take on the Broncos this Sunday. Both teams are heading in opposite directions as the Jets are trying to keep pace with the Buffalo Bills for the AFC East. This could be a trap game for the Jets as the Broncos' defense is very dangerous. With that in mind, here is a Week 7 Preview between the Jets and the Broncos.

What To Expect: 

  • Jets Are One Game Out of the AFC East Lead: It is Week 7 of the NFL season, and the Jets are only one game back of the Bills in the AFC East. That is unheard of considering not many people expected the Jets to do well this season. If the Jets win and a Bills bye, the Jets would still be one game back but a showdown is looming in two weeks.
  • Broncos Can't Score: You would think that adding QB Russell Wilson to the offense would make it better, right? Nope. The Broncos are currently ranked 32nd in the league in scoring offense with 15.2 PPG. Yikes.
  • Broncos Defense: The Jets offense will have their work cut out for them as they face a Broncos defense that is third in overall defense, fifth in passing defense, and fourth in scoring defense. Could be a run-dominant offense by the Jets.
  • Will Zach Wilson Break Out?: Will this be the game Wilson breaks out? He has been a game manager for the last three games but has thrown the critical passes. Will he carve up this defense?

Just The Facts: 

  • In their last three meetings, the Broncos won two of them, including a 26-0 shutout last season in Denver
  • Last Jets win in Denver? October 17th, 2010 (24-20)
  • In their 18 meetings, the Jets have been shut out by the Broncos three times

Five Big Questions to Ask: 

  • Will the Jets do well against this vaunted Broncos defense?
  • Will Breece Hall continue to play better?
  • Who will Sauce Gardner ground next?
  • Will Wilson return to form?
  • Another upset win?

Who is on the Injury Report

Questionable: ILB Quincy Williams (ankle), WR Braxton Berrios (back), OL Duane Brown (shoulder) DE Jermaine Johnson III (ankle) SAF Ashtyn Davis (Hamstring) 

OUT: WR Elijah Moore (Noninjury related)

Prediction: The Broncos offense is a complete mess and the Jets' defense will take advantage of it. The Broncos' defense is one of the best in the league and will keep the Jets' offense at bay. However, somehow someway Zach Wilson will pull out a win. The Jets' defense will keep Wilson on his toes and the offense will do just enough to escape Denver with a win.

Final Score: Jets 17 Broncos 9