FBO: It all falls back to the rookie QB
The Jets can stop the Bengals on Saturday; it's all about how Mark Sanchez plays
Every Tuesday, Vince Verhei of Football Outsiders writes a piece called "Any Given Sunday." In it, he dissects one of the biggest upsets from the previous weekend in the NFL. For Week 17, he looks at the New York Jets' absolutely blowing the Cincinnati Bengals off the field Sunday night -- and what it may mean for the wild-card weekend rematch of the two teams this Saturday. For a better understanding of the FBO metrics used to arrive at these conclusions, please click here.
Simply put, the Jets have a good chance to win on the road this weekend -- provided their rookie quarterback doesn't screw things up.
We've heard this argument before -- it all comes back to Sanchez. But to go deeper inside this game -- specifically the CB/WR matchups on each side of the ball -- via FBO's metrics, you must be an ESPN Insider.
2009 NFL PLAYOFFS: ROAD TO MIAMI
Colts 30, Jets 17
Saints 31, Vikings 28 (OT)
Vikings 34, Cowboys 3
Jets 17, Chargers 14
Saints 45, Cardinals 14
Colts 20, Ravens 3
Jets 24, Bengals 14
Cowboys 34, Eagles 14
Ravens 33, Patriots 14
Cardinals 51, Packers 45 OT
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