Jets Rumors & News
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The BUZZ in New York 

Three reasons why the Jets won’t beat the Eagles on Sunday:

1. Head Coach Andy Reid is 8-0 following the bye week and he tends to let the players spend most of the week resting.

2. Donovan McNabb plays his best when he’s not pressured. The Giants sacked him 12 times (Eagles lose, 16-3) while the Lions sacked him just three times (Eagles win, 56-21). The Jets have three sacks all season and have struggled to even put pressure on the opposing QB.

3. Thomas Jones averages less than 45 yards per carry against teams with at least one win. The Eagles have one win and one of the best defensive coordinators in the league. Jimmy Johnson has had two weeks to figure out how to defend a team with only two plays of 40+ yards all season.

Three reasons why the Jets will beat the Eagles:

1. The game will be close as both offenses struggle to score. It might come down to a field goal to win it. The usually-reliable Eagles’ kicker, David Akers (81.8% accuracy ~ 9th alltime), struggles in Giants Stadium and has made only 45.5% of his kicks. Let’s just hope Mike Nugent doesn’t need to nail a 40 – 45 yarder to win it for the Jets.

2. This is Eric Mangini’s first real test as a head coach to see if and how he can motivate his team to play in almost a must-win situation, his first as a head coach. The Jets have lost three very-winnable games. This is a fourth.

3. Dr. Z picked them to win in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated. Okay, that’s grasping for straws, but at 1-4, what do you expect?

Jon Buzby is a nationally-syndicated columnist who can be reached through his website at www.jonbuzby.com.

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