Winning just five games and missing out on the postseason usually doesn’t cut it in the NFL. But for the New York Jets it was a season that exceeded expectations and was good enough for Todd Bowles to return as coach in 2018. The team overachieved in the early part of the year and was playing a Week 6 game for first place in the AFC East. When reality finally set in, the Jets were right were most expected them to be – last place in the division.
There were some bright moments for the club. Bowles is a defensive coach and the Jets’ D was solid for most of the season with some talented young players to build on. The biggest hole is on offense at the most important position on the field, however. Josh McCown had a nice year, but he’s pushing 40 and likely isn’t in the team’s plans for the continued rebuild. The Jets do have the sixth pick in the draft and should seriously think about selecting a quarterback.
It’s evident Bryce Petty isn’t the guy after he got his shot at the end of the season and went 0-3 while completing just 51 percent of his passes in three starts after McCown’s hand injury ended his season. Petty tossed three picks and one touchdown in those games and the offense produced only three touchdowns. And what happened to Christian Hackenberg? If he couldn’t supplant Petty for a few reps in those three games, he’s clearly not in the team’s vision moving forward.
2017 Record: 5-11
2017 ATS Record: 9-6-1
2017 Over/Under Total Record: 8-8
Current Super Bowl Odds: N/A
Current Odds to Win AFC: N/A
Current Odds to Win AFC East: N/A
Week 17: Patriots 26, Jets 6
ATS Result: Patriots -17
Over/Under Total Result: Under 43.5
The Jets weren’t expected to beat the Patriots, but they never gave themselves a chance with costly penalties on defense that extended drives and no offense. The penalties allowed the Pats to cash in on consecutive possessions near the end of the first half to salt the game away. New England used the scores to take a 21-3 lead at the break and the Jets failed to convert a third-down in 12 opportunities and were limited to a pair of Chandler Catanzaro field goals as they lost ATS for the first time in three games.
Week 16: Chargers 14, Jets 7
ATS Result: Jets +7.5
Over/Under Total Result: Under 42.5
Bilal Powell was the only threat on offense and the Jets wasted an excellent defensive effort in losing to the Chargers. Powell’s 57-yard touchdown run provided New York its only points with Petty struggling again, and the defense didn’t allow anything else as the Jets covered the spread for a second straight game. Solid defensive play on both sides kept the score below the closing total.
Week 15: Saints 31, Jets 19
ATS Result: Jets +16.5
Over/Under Total Result: Over 47
The Jets covered the 16.5-point spread, but it could have been much better had they been able to execute in the red zone and take advantage of three takeaways. The Jets scored just three points off the turnovers and Petty looked shaky, completing just 19 of 39 for 179 yards and two picks. The Jets pulled within 24-19 late in the fourth, but the Saints recovered the onside kick and Mark Ingram broke free for a long scoring run while trying to milk the clock, allowing the over to cash.
Week 14: Broncos 23, Jets 0
ATS Result: Broncos +1
Over/Under Total Result: Under 40.5
The Jets were down 10-0 before they ran their fourth offensive play and they never recovered. The loss of McCown to a hand injury didn’t help, but they managed to do very little against a team that still has a pretty good defense. New York totaled just 100 yards for the game and never got within sniffing distance of a score as they failed to cover playing as the favorite for just the second time this season.
Week 13: Jets 38, Chiefs 31
ATS Result: Jets +4
Over/Under Total Result: Over 44
McCown threw a touchdown pass and ran for two 1-yard scores, including the game-winner with just over two minutes remaining, to give the Jets an outright victory, snapping their two-game losing streak. It didn’t come without drama, though. The Jets needed a defensive stand after the Chiefs got in the red zone with under two minutes left. They forced three straight incompletions to seal the outcome.
Week 12: Panthers 35, Jets 27
ATS Result: Panthers -5.5
Over/Under Total Result: Over 39.5
McCown threw three touchdown passes and the Jets kept Cam Newton in check for much of the game, but costly mistakes proved to be their downfall. McCown’s fumble that was returned for a score and a Panthers punt return touchdown provided them with a fourth quarter cushion. New York closed the gap with just over five minutes left, but Carolina added a late field goal to hand the Jets the ATS loss.
Week 11: BYE
Week 10: Buccaneers 15, Jets 10
ATS Result: Buccaneers -1
Over/Under Total Result: Under 44.5
The Jets had more punts than points until their final drive of the game when Robby Anderson caught a scoring pass with 28 seconds left. New York failed to complete the comeback when the Bucs recovered the onside kick, handing New York its third ATS loss of the season and first in the last six games. The Jets outgained the Bucs, but that’s not saying much when they managed just 275 yards. The lack of offense made the under an easy winner.
Week 9: Jets 34, Bills 21
ATS Result: Jets +3
Over/Under Total Result: Over 42
One team looked like a playoff contender. The Jets thoroughly dominated in the trenches and won outright to go 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven. It was an old-fashioned beat down with the Jets running for nearly 200 yards while sacking Taylor seven times and forcing three turnovers. Buffalo scored two late touchdowns to make the score closer and cash the over, but the Jets had a 34-7 lead at that point.
Week 8: Falcons 25, Jets 20
ATS Result: Jets +6.5
Over/Under Total Result: Over 43.5
The Jets had a strong start opening the game with a 75-yard touchdown drive and could’ve added on after recovering a Falcons fumble on the next possession. But Chandler Catanzaro missed a field goal that proved fatal. New York still led after McCown hit Robby Anderson for a 17-10 lead, however the offense went cold and the Jets couldn’t do anything in the fourth quarter. They did cover the 6.5-point line to improve to 5-2 ATS and a late Falcons field goal allowed the over to collect.
Week 7: Dolphins 31, Jets 28
ATS Result: PUSH Jets +3
Over/Under Total Result: Over 40
The Jets were 11 minutes away from sweeping the season set from the Dolphins until a meltdown cost them. The offense went AWOL and they allowed backup Matt Moore to toss a pair of scoring passes, wiping out a 28-14 lead. You can’t fault the Jets for attempting to move the ball for a potential game-winning field goal with less than a minute remaining after the Fins tied the score, but you can fault McCown for a poor throw that allowed Miami to win the game.
Week 6: Patriots 24, Jets 17
ATS Result: Jets +9
Over/Under Total Result: Under 48.5
The Jets jumped out to a 14-0 lead only to surrender the next 24 points. A Chandler Catanzaro field goal with less than four minutes left allowed the Jets to cover the 9-point spread, moving them to 4-2 ATS, but they couldn’t get the equalizer. McCown threw for 354 yards and two scores, but his two interceptions were turned into 10 points and the overturned touchdown proved costly as the under cashed again.
Week 5: Jets 17, Browns 14
ATS Result: Jets -1.5
Over/Under Total Result: Under 41.5
The Jets ran for only 34 yards and compiled a total of 212, but they still came away with a cover win after Josh McCown torched his former club for a pair of second half touchdown passes. New York became the first team to trail Cleveland after an early second-half scoring pass put the Jets down 7-3. The defense kept up the pressure, turned an interception into the go-ahead score and forced a turnover on downs to produce the second touchdown. It still wasn’t enough to reach the total, however.
Week 4: Jets 23, Jaguars 20 (OT)
ATS Result: Jets +4
Over/Under Total Result: Over 38.5
It was a crazy game that seemed like no one wanted to win. But it was the Jets who prevailed in the end. They shut down Bortles and built a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter before Josh McCown helped give it all back. A backwards pass was returned for a touchdown and an interception allowed the Jags to tie the game late. But the Jets used a taunting foul to get in position for the game-winning overtime field goal, giving them an outright win for the second consecutive week.
Week 3: Jets 20, Dolphins 6
ATS Result: Jets +5.5
Over/Under Total Result: Under 43
The Jets completely shut down a Dolphins team that has a lot of offensive firepower so that part of their game can’t be overlooked. McCown is using everything at his disposal and got Jeremy Kerley and Seferian-Jenkins involved in the offense. The big play was delivered by Anderson, though, whose 69-yard touchdown catch expanded the lead to 10-0 early in the second quarter. But the Jets won this game on defense, keeping the score below the total.
Week 2: Raiders 45, Jets 20
ATS Result: Raiders -14
Over/Under Total Result: Over 44
The Jets aren’t good enough to overcome mistakes and Kalif Raymond delivered the biggest blunder of the game. Trailing 14-10, the Jets forced a Raiders punt late in the first half. Raymond misplayed the ball, the Raiders recovered and scored shortly after to take a 21-10 lead at the break. Not that the Jets would have won the game, but the momentum was flushed after that play and they never recovered, failing to cover the two-touchdown spread while falling to 0-2 ATS.
Week 1: Bills 21, Jets 12
ATS Result: Bills -7
Over/Under Total Result: Under 42
It wasn’t a surprise that the Jets played below the closing total in Buffalo with two teams that have their issues on offense. We also saw a head-scratching decision by Todd Bowles late in the fourth quarter, which also prevented the Jets from covering the spread. Trailing by the final margin, New York had the ball near midfield facing a fourth down. Bowles elected to punt and the Bills essentially ran out the remaining time. There was no guarantee the Jets would have converted and continued the drive, but they never had the chance.
Preseason Record: 2-2
ATS Record: 3-1
Over/Under Total Record: 1-3
The Jets did win a couple of preseason games, but they were less than spectacular and that’s what we can expect from them in 2017. They aren’t going to score a lot of points and the total for the opener is the lowest on the board. If their defense cooperates the Jets could be a boon for under bettors.
Week 1: Jets at Bills, Sunday, September 10, 1 p.m. ET – CBS
Week 2: Jets at Raiders, Sunday, September 17, 4:05 p.m. ET – CBS
Week 3: Jets vs. Dolphins, Sunday, September 24, 1 p.m. ET – CBS
Week 4: Jets vs. Jaguars, Sunday, October 1, 1 p.m. ET – CBS
Week 5: Jets at Browns, Sunday, October 8, 1 p.m. ET – FOX
Week 6: Jets vs. Patriots, Sunday, October 15, 1 p.m. ET – CBS
Week 7: Jets at Dolphins, Sunday, October 22, 1 p.m. ET – FOX
Week 8: Jets vs. Falcons, Sunday, October 29, 1 p.m. ET – FOX
Week 9: Jets vs. Bills, Thursday, November 2, 8:25 p.m. ET - NFL
Week 10: Jets at Buccaneers, Sunday, November 12, 1 p.m. ET – CBS
Week 11: Bye Week
Week 12: Jets vs. Panthers, Sunday, November 26, 1 p.m. ET – FOX
Week 13: Jets vs. Chiefs, Sunday, December 3, 1 p.m. ET – CBS
Week 14: Jets at Broncos, Sunday, December 10, 4:05 p.m. ET – CBS
Week 15: Jets at Saints, Sunday, December 17, 1 p.m. ET – CBS
Week 16: Jets vs. Chargers, Sunday, December 24, 1 p.m. ET – CBS
Week 17: Jets at Patriots, Sunday, December 31, 1 p.m. ET – CBS
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