The Jets had a second consecutive rough outing last weekend, falling 29-15 on the road in Jacksonville to drop to just 1-6 on the season overall. New York trailed 19-6 at the half and never fully recovered, scoring just eight points over the final two quarters. Sam Darnold continued to have accuracy issues, as he threw three more interceptions following his nightmare start against New England back in Week 7. However, Darnold did record two passing touchdowns as well, connecting with TE Ryan Griffin for both scores. RB Le’veon Bell could not find any footing in the ground game, averaging just 2.6 yards per carry and gaining only 23 rushing yards all game. Overall, New York generated just over 250 total yards of offense and scored two touchdowns in the double-digit loss.
The sixth loss of the season had a major impact on many New York Jets betting markets, including their chances at making the playoffs. After entering Week 8 at +900 to make the postseason, they have now fallen all the way to +1900. However, they still remain at an astronomical +25000 to win the AFC East division title as it appears the Patriots have all but wrapped up first place following yet another victory. Finally, the Jets season win total over under prop shifted all the way back to 4.5 games from 5.5 games.
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Jets Odds Preview for Their Week 9 Game Against the Dolphins
Looking ahead to Week 9, New York will look to snap their losing skid on the road against the winless Miami Dolphins. The Jets should find a way to win this game outright, although the Dolphins did give Pittsburgh a bit of a scare on Monday Night Football in Week 8 before collapsing down the stretch. Le’Veon Bell looks to be the biggest beneficiary of this juicy offensive matchup, as Miami has been getting torched on the ground all season long. As things sit right now, the Jets are three-point favorites in a game that features a 41-point total.
Sam Darnold is basically entirely out of the running in regard to the “Most Regular Season Passing Yards” crown, as he sits at +20000 at a couple of books but is off the board entirely across a large majority of betting markets. However, the race itself is shaping up to be quite fascinating to follow over the second half of the season, as seven quarterbacks currently sit at +850 or better to win the award. Darnold is also an astronomical longshot to win the MVP award, as his struggles with turnovers have resulted in a massive drop from +10000 all the way to +30000.
The same can also be said in regards to Le’Veon Bell’s chances of taking down the “Most Regular Season Rushing Yards” award, although Bell did tread water at +6000 to win the award in anticipation of a possible trade to a contender at the deadline that didn’t end up coming to fruition. In any event, the four front-runners for the rushing crown are still Dalvin Cook (+300), Christian McCaffrey (+380), Nick Chubb (+380) and Leonard Fournette (+460).