Jets are underdogs in Week 4 matchup with Seahawks

The New York Jets take on the Seattle Seahawks in an early must-win situation. They are labeled as a home underdog, but numbers point to a Jets victory in this one.

SportsLine has the Seattle Seahawks as a -2.5 favorite against the New York Jets in Week 4. The over/under is set at 40 even, a .5 point raise after the game opened with a 39.5 over/under set piece.

You would have to believe that the absolutely disgusting showing from the Jets last week has to be a once-a-year showing. Last year, you could argue that the loss to Buffalo in Week 17 was the yearly dose. Oakland and Houston can also be examples as well.

Okay, maybe it’s more of a three-times-a-year stunt. Let’s hope this year will play out differently, although fans have already been shown “classic Jets” performances in chunks throughout these last three weeks.

The Jets are 8-10 all-time versus the Seahawks, but Gang Green have had the 12th Man’s number in New York the last five meetings. Although their last home game against Seattle was in 2000, historically, this should favor the Jets. Alas, those were different times, and this is a different game.

Questions surround the depth charts of both teams this week. How healthy is quarterback Russell Wilson? Who will step up with wide receiver Eric Decker out?

One thing is for sure, the Jets need to take advantage of this opportunity. Being able to go against a team that has one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the NFL hurt, is a chance you can’t miss out on.

Is the schedule really too much for the Jets?

Coming into this season, the Jets’ schedule looked absolutely brutal. Already 0-2 against five playoff teams before the Week 11 bye, the Jets desperately need to show some fight. Of those playoff teams, the Patriots aren’t included. The two divisional matchups take place in Weeks 12 and 16. Awesome.

New York has put themselves in a must-win situation already and it’s only Week 4. Beating the Seahawks, then going into Arizona and Pittsburgh the following weeks, is very difficult. It would be no different for any other team, but this is the Jets we are talking about here.

Also, the Baltimore Ravens have been a big surprise with their revamped defense and healthy offense. That’s a Week 7 matchup that should be interesting.

After Week 7, the schedule favors the Jets. Cleveland, San Francisco, Miami (twice) and Los Angeles are very winnable games. If they head into the bye week with a 6-4 record, it’s possible that this team can finish 11-5. Most likely, the eye favors 10-6, which this year, can do the trick and get New York into the playoffs.

Yet again, the New England Patriots stalk that schedule with two matchups after the bye. We should be in for a goodie, as the Patriots are looking to go 4-0 with quarterbacks not named Tom Brady. That sentence was mind-boggling just to think about, and even more disappointing to write.

Fans know how this team is. It’s a roller coaster named “emotion” that you better have your seatbelt tightened for. With the line for the ride becoming extremely ill-tempered, the pressure is most definitely on against the Seahawks in Week 4.

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