One of the biggest surprises in the NFL for gamblers who have been willing to risk their free bets and best free bets on the unexpected is the play of the New York Jets to this point in the season. The team currently sits at 4-2 on the season after recently losing to the patriots, but a strong 4-1-1 against the spread, which has certainly benefited Jets fans who have used their free bets in this manner.
Jets Dysfunction 2011-2014
For what seems like decades now, the Jets have had struggles both on and off the field. Most of the team’s controversies have centered on coaching issues, player involvement in off-field indiscretions, bad trades and inexplicable draft choices. In an effort to right the ship, Jets owner Woody Johnson began the process of cleaning house, beginning with the hiring of new Head Coach Todd Bowles and the trading or outright release of players who were disruptive to the team. The results would seem to speak for themselves.
It’s not that the Jets have been missing in action, being they made the playoffs in 2010 with a 11-5 record. It’s just that the team has seemed so disorganized and dysfunctional since then. Now, it would appear the team has a new attitude and a sense of direction.
Offensive Team Effort
After scanning the roster, it is quite evident the team lacks a true superstar. That’s not necessarily a bad thing so long as the team plays as a unit. That would appear to be exactly what has happened. The offense has veteran leadership from the likes of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as well as running back Chris Ivory and wide receiver Brandon Marshall. On the season, Fitzpatrick has thrown for 1,472 yards and 11 TDs while completing 62% of his passes. Marshall has provided a great target all season long and has caught 41 passes for 578 yards and 4 TDs. On the ground, Ivory leads the way with 501 yards and 4 TDs despite missing a game with a minor injury. With key contributions from other players and good play on the offensive line, the Jets offense has come a long way since the infamous “butt-fumble” of a few years back.
Defense Has Been the Key
While the offense has stamped itself as competent. it’s the defense that has caught the eye of opponents and football fans across the country. Currently, the defense rank #2 in the league for total yards allowed per game at just over 283. They also rank #4 for points allowed per game at 17.5. It’s this kind of defensive play that has allowed the Jets to stay in every game played this season and it’s a big reason why the team sits at 4-2. Much of the credit goes to defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers who came in and simplified things a bit. He has also been the beneficiary of inspired play from what seems to now be a happy and content All-Pro defensive back in Darrelle Revis who has three interceptions and three defended passes to go along with 16 tackles. Aside from his performance, the rest of the team’s success can be attributed to great team defense with contributions coming from everywhere.
After suffering a narrow loss (30-23) in week 7 to the division leading New England Patriots, the Jets figure to show up somewhere among the best free bets over the next four weeks as they play teams with sub .500 records. This also give the team an opportunity to establish itself as a real playoff contender if they can pick up three victories out of the next four games.
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