The New York Jets get a second consecutive home game, and this time, they host the Jaguars today. The Jaguars in recent years have been a laughable franchise, but without making much change, besides of course Leonard Fournette, they seem to be good again. They are coming off of a 37-point win over the Ravens.
The Jets and Jags actually have a lot of players that have swapped sides. Chris Ivory, a former Jet, is now in a split backfield with Fournette. Tommy Bohanon, former Jets fullback, is now a Jag. Kelvin Beachum was the Jaguars starting left tackle for 15 games last year, and now he’s playing the same position for the Jets. Middle linebacker Julian Stanford started his career as an undrafted free agent signed by the Jaguars, and he is now a Jet.
Today, a new face will be debuting, Travaris Cadet. A man who never really went anywhere statistically, couldn’t find a job at the beginning of free agency. But this week he has a job, and that is to fill the gigantic shoes of Matt Forté who is out of the game with a toe injury. Forté is only 54 yards away from becoming the 34th player in NFL history to have 14,000 yards from scrimmage.
The Jets will be looking to even out the records, as they are 1-2 and the Jaguars 2-1.
This could be a showcase of tight ends, as Jaguars’ Marcedes Lewis is coming off of a three-touchdown game, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins could have a breakout game, as the Jags have had trouble covering tight ends this season, letting up more than 200 yards and two touchdowns to the position.
Both teams will be hoping to use their momentum coming off of wins to aid them to victory, and prove who is the better team.