New York Jets (1-0) at Green Bay Packers (0-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday September 14, 2014, 4:25 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Green Bay Packers -8 -- Over/Under: 46
The New York Jets and Green Bay Packers square off Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field.
The New York Jets were able to hold off the Oakland Raiders for their first victory, 19-14. Quarterback Geno Smith actually looked pretty sharp, completing 82.1 percent of his passes for 221 yards and a touchdown. New acquired Chris Johnson caught a touchdown pass while rushing for 68 yards, while Chris Ivory led the way with 102 rushing yards and a touchdown. Eric Decker led the Jets with 74 receiving yards. Overall, I wasn’t quite sure how improved the Jets offense was going to be, but I was pleasantly surprised with what I saw and believe there’s room for even more growth. Defensively, the New York Jets allowed only 158 total yards, which includes only 25 yards on the ground. Stingy as ever, David Harris led the Jets with eight tackles and Dawan Landry picked up a sack.
The Green Bay Packers received a beat down by the Seattle Seahawks, 36-16. The Packers were held to just 80 rushing yards on 21 carries and Aaron Rodgers threw for only 189 yards and a touchdown. Jordy Nelson was the only Green Bay player with any offensive success, hauling in nine passes for 83 yards. However, overall the Green Bay Packers were just another team that was shut down by a great Seahawks defense, averaging just 4.5 yards per play and scoring a combined three points in the second and third quarter. Defensively, the Packers allowed 398 yards, but held the Seahawks to 4-11 on third down attempts, which was about their only positive. Morgan Burnett led Green Bay with five solo tackles and HaHa Clinton Dix picked up the team’s only sack.
While the Jets have a great defense and all, the Packers are going to move the football with all the weapons they have. The Jets on the other hand don’t have nearly enough firepower to match those points. When you add in the fact the Packers have had a week and half to prepare and it’s at home, I like Green Bay by double digits.