The Jets appear to have finally turned the corner after an embarrassing 1-7 start to the season, as they crushed Oakland 34-3 at home last Sunday to improve to 4-7 overall. New York had a 13-3 lead at the half and really turned it on down the stretch, outscoring the Raiders 21-0 over the final two quarters of the game. QB Sam Darnold continued his recent hot streak, going 20-for-29 for 315 passing yards and two touchdowns through the air while also finding the end zone on the ground as well.
Robby Anderson led the way for the receiving corps, hauling in four catches for 86 yards and a touchdown. Overall, the Jets offense racked up over 400 total yards and scored three touchdowns on offense in the win. New York was also extremely impressive on the other side of the ball, holding the Raiders to just over 200 total yards of offense and a single field goal. The Jets were especially solid defending against the run, allowing only 68 net rushing yards on the ground.
How the Win Forced the Jets Odds to Make the Playoffs to Skyrocket
The fourth win of the season for New York drastically improved the overall outlook across many Jets betting markets, including their chances at making the playoffs. After entering Week 12 at an astronomical +25000 to nab an AFC Wild Card spot, the Jets skyrocketed all the way back up to +3900. Despite the fact that New York has been eliminated from the AFC East Title race, the Jets season win total over under prop shifted back up to 5.5 games after sitting at 4.5 games prior to their Week 12 triumph.
Looking ahead to Week 13, the Jets hit the road to face the winless Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals recently announced that they would return to Andy Dalton at quarterback after Ryan Finley failed to impress over his past couple of starts As things sit right now, the Jets are three-point road favorites in a game that features a 41.5 point total. It’s hard not to like New York in this matchup, especially with their offense firing on all cylinders as of late.
Both Darnold and Le’Veon Bell have a chance to put up big numbers on Sunday afternoon, as Cincinnati ranks near the bottom of pretty much every major defensive category.
With Sam Darnold eliminated from contention in the “Most Regular Season Passing Yards” race, Jameis Winston and Dak Prescott have distanced themselves from the rest of the field and will likely continue to battle it out down the stretch. Both quarterbacks are currently available at +135 and +160 respectively. However, Philip Rivers moved up to +700 from +1000 while Patrick Mahomes slid from +1700 to +2000.
Turning to the “Most Regular Season Rushing Yards” award, Le’Veon Bell is still available at +10000 across most books. However, the three front-runners continue to be Christian McCaffrey, Nick Chubb, and Dalvin Cook. McCaffrey is still the favorite, moving to +180 after starting the week at +195, while Chubb moved to +210 from +250. Dalvin Cook appears to be heading the other direction after a couple of below average performances, falling to +420 after being a +380 the previous week.