Projecting the Jets record in 2022
By: Jake Rajala
The New York Jets are striving to make progress with their HC-QB combination in its second season. With that said, I’m going to simply project the potential victories, likely defeats, and overall record for the Jets in 2022.
Week 1: vs the Baltimore Ravens
I am not a huge fan of the Jets ability to hurt the Ravens pass defense — also known as the most talented pass defense in the league. I expect the Ravens to win 31-17.
Week 2: at the Cleveland Browns
The Browns will surely not have Deshaun Watson, but I still expect the Browns pass rush to feast on the Jets pedestrian offensive line. I believe the Browns will win 24-20.
Week 3: vs the Cincinnati Bengals
Unfortunately, I expect the Jets to start 0-3. I believe the Bengals will win 35-17.
Week 4: at the Pittsburgh Steelers
I like the Jets chances to hurt the Steelers secondary and I expect Saleh’s defense to fluster Mitchell Trubisky. I believe the Jets win 27-20.
Week 5: vs the Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins may take time to improve their chemistry, but they should win a close divisional game by a score of 28-21.
Week 6: at the Packers
The Jets will definitely struggle to stop A-Rod (with or without Tae). I expect the Packers to win 38-21.
Week 7: at the Broncos
The Jets are really fighting on a tough course and I expect them to drop this contest, too. I believe the Broncos win 28-17.
Week 8: vs the Patriots
The Jets are still a step behind Bill Belichick’s squad. Although, I don’t love the Patriots secondary. I still expect NE to win 24-20 in this contest.
Week 9: at the Bills
I sadly don’t believe the Jets are close to beating their division foe in Buffalo. I expect BUF to win 35-17.
Week 10: at the Patriots
I expect the Jets to re-group, have a plan to hurt the Pats secondary, and win their second match-up by a score of 27-24.
Week 11: vs the Bears
I feel confident in the Jets direction slightly more than a Bears team that lost Khalil Mack. I believe the Jets win 24-17.
Week 12: at the Vikings
The Vikings and their new, creative head coach Kevin O’Connell should beat the Jets in this match-up. I expect MIN to win 28-17.
Week 13: at the Bills
The Jets aren’t quite ready to upset Buffalo — as I expect BUF to win 35-24.
Week 14: vs the Lions
I actually like Jared Goff and a less beat-up Lions team to win this game by a score of 24-21.
Week 15: vs the Jaguars
The Jaguars could honestly make the playoffs in my opinion. They have a lot of firepower and a successful persona at HC. I expect the Jaguars to win 28-17.
Week 16: at the Seahawks
I believe the 2022 Seahawks are similar to the 2021 Jets. Hence, I predict the Jets to win 24-17 in this contest.
Week 17: at the Dolphins
I expect the Phins to be a very potent AFC team at this stage in the season. I expect the Phins to win 35-17 in this match-up.
Final record: 4-13