1. MORE D-LINE DOMINANCE
One of the major reasons for the Jets’ three-game winning streak has been the play of the team’s defensive line, in particular, Quinnen Williams.
In last week’s win vs. the Packers, Williams recorded two sacks, three tackles, a forced fumble, two QB hits, a tackle for loss, and a blocked field goal on special teams as he was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
The Jets will need another big performance from Williams and their D-line against a Broncos offense that has struggled to score points. Denver has also allowed 20 sacks (sixth most) in six games.
If the Jets can get to Broncos QB Brett Rypien, who is starting for the injured Russell Wilson (hamstring), and also slow down Melvin Gordon and the Broncos rushing attack, they will have a chance to create turnovers.
2. RUN BREECE RUN
If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. The Jets have been riding the Breece Hall train for the last two weeks. Why not continue to utilize the run game until teams can show they can stop it? Hall has rushed for 279 yards and three TDs during the win streak.
The Broncos are average in stopping the run. Not only does Gang Green need to feature Hall in the backfield, but it also needs to display him as a receiver.
Against the Dolphins two weeks ago, Hall had a 79-yard reception that set up a TD. With the Broncos’ No. 5 passing defense (184.5 yards allowed), completing short, intermediate passes to Hall could help move the chains.
3. GET THE PASS ATTACK GOING
The Jets haven’t gotten much going in the passing game since Zach Wilson’s return from injury on Oct. 2 against the Steelers. But this could be a game where the Broncos will commit extra defenders to stop Hall and Michael Carter in the backfield.
To keep the Jets out of third and long situations, Wilson must complete passes on early downs to prevent the Broncos’ defense from committing only to the run.