The streaking New York Jets (4-2, 3-0 Away) are on the road to take on the Denver Broncos (2-4, 2-1 Home), who will be looking to end their losing run, at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday. The Broncos are one-point favorites, and the total is 38.
New York is coming off an impressive 27-10 win over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field last Sunday, their third consecutive victory. Zach Wilson was 10 of 18 for 110 yards. Breece Hall ran 20 times for 116 yards and a touchdown. Corey Davis caught two passes for 52 yards.
Denver dropped a third straight game on Monday, falling 19-16 to the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Russell Wilson threw for 188 yards and a touchdown. Latavius Murray carried 15 times for 66 yards. Jerry Jeudy caught three receptions for 54 yards.
The Broncos won the only game between the teams last season, a 26-0 victory in September. Melvin Gordon III had a rushing touchdown for Denver.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Jets are averaging 23.8 points per game for the season, 10th in the NFL, and they are facing a Broncos defense that has surrendered 16.5 PPG (4th). Meanwhile, Denver has scored 15.2 points a game this season, worst in the league, and New York is allowing 21.3 PPG (17th).
The Jets rank 14th in the league in passing yards per game (248.7) and 18th in rushing (110.7), while the Broncos are seventh in passing yards allowed per game (210.0) and 13th against the run (105.8).
Denver is 19th in the league in passing yards per game (240.3) and 19th in rushing (110.2), while the Jets are allowing 223.5 passing yards (11th) and 105.3 rushing yards per game (12th). Denver ranks as the least productive red zone offense in the NFL, moving inside the 20-yard-line only 2.5 times per game and scoring a touchdown on just 20% of those possessions.
Through three games, Joe Flacco has thrown for five touchdowns (3 INT) and 300.3 yards per game to lead New York in passing. Breece Hall leads the team in rushing with an average of 65.2 yards a game over six games. He’s also contributed to the aerial attack with 36.3 receiving yards a game.
He has three touchdowns on the ground. Corey Davis is the Jets’ leading receiver with 58.5 yards a game and two TDs. Russell Wilson has five passing touchdowns (3 INT) with 240.3 yards per game through six games to lead Denver. In three home games this season, he has thrown for one TD (3 INT) and an average of 225.7 yards.
Javonte Williams has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 51.0 yards a game through four games. Courtland Sutton has been a key target in the Broncos’ aerial attack. He has one touchdown and a 71.8 yard per game average through six appearances. Courtland Sutton is averaging 8.2 targets per game (5.2 receptions).
HOME AND AWAY
New York has yet to suffer defeat away from home this season.
SportsTips’ NFL Pick:
NY Jets (-120)
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