Week 13 may be a non-conference matchup for the New York Jets, but this certainly isn’t a game that should matter to the Jets. With a chance to distance themselves from the New England Patriots in the AFC East, which would boost their playoff chances, the U.S. would take on the Minnesota Vikings. Will head to Minneapolis. The Jets head to Bank Stadium. Can the Jets steal the win in the North Dome?
If Sauce Gardner can continue his incredible rookie season and hold his own against Vikings star wide receiver Justin Jefferson, the Jets certainly have a shot.
But quarterback Kirk Cousins is a spot the Jets can take full advantage of. With Christian Derrisau still out, the Jets have a chance to stabilize their pass-rushers after Cousins, with Blake Brandle starting at left tackle in Derrisau’s place.
The Jets could also take a page from the Cowboys’ playbook when Dallas received Cousins nine times in their 40-3 trashing two weeks ago. The Jets have the firepower to trouble Cousins in the pocket and turn them into primetime Kirk Cousins, even though the game is a 1:00 kickoff.
But of course the key is Mike White. After throwing for 315 yards against an injury-plagued Bears defense, White faced a much tougher test in Minnesota, however, with the Vikings losing to Patriots quarterback Mack Jones (28/39, 382 yards, two touchdowns) on Thanksgiving. . But got involved in the shootout. ,
Can White pull off another big day and hold off Jack Wilson for another week? Can the Jets keep the momentum going in the AFC East?
We’re guessing… yes. The Jets could match up well with the Vikings, Gardner could limit Jefferson and the Jets would leave Minnesota with an 8-4 record.
Prediction: Jets 24, Vikings 20