After a summer filled with optimism, it appears as if it could be time for Jets fans to look forward to the second half of the season already after the team lost their third straight game over the weekend. With Sam Darnold expected to be on the shelf for at least several more weeks, Luke Falk received the start against New England and certainly didn’t have a confidence-inspiring debut. Falk seemed badly outclassed against a formidable Patriots defense, going just 12/22 for 98 yards and no touchdowns. Le’Veon Bell also had another poor outing, averaging only 1.8 yards per carry over 18 touches on the ground. In fact, the offense didn’t manage to score even a single point all game as both New York touchdowns were scored by their defense with the scoreboard already reading 30-0 in favor of New England.
The continued absence of Darnold combined with Falk’s horrific debut as the temporary starter at quarterback had a major impact on many New York Jets betting markets, including their chances at winning the AFC East. After heading into Week 3 at +2000 to win the division, they have now dropped all the way to +3200. The discounts didn’t stop there either, as the Jets also tumbled from +375 to +1420 to make the playoffs while their season win total over under prop was slashed from 6.5 games to 5.5 games. With Falk expected to make at least one more start, Jets futures markets will likely look even worse after Week 4.
New York Jets Odds After Week 3 Loss and Jets Odds for Week 4
Even though Sam Darnold has now missed two consecutive starts, he still remains at +10000 in the race for “Most Regular Season Passing Yards” as it appears those are the highest odds available for action at most books. However, Le’Veon Bell’s odds to win “Most Regular Season Rushing Yards” continued to plunge downwards after two straight sub-75 yard outings, as he moved from +1600 to +2600 after the completion of Week 3 action.
The best news for Jets fans is that they have the Bye in Week 4… so they can’t lose and nobody can hurt… right?