Packers vs Jets : Packers vs. Jets Week 16 predictions, picks for every NFL game.Predictions for every Week 16 game, including the Green Bay Packers’ road game against the New York Jets.
It doesn’t feel right to enter Christmas week without a Green Bay Packers game that matters. On Sunday, the eliminated Packers take on another team with nothing to play for, the New York Jets.
Before Green Bay’s attention can switch to a busy offseason that will begin by hiring a new head coach, the team will attempt to finish the year on a positive note with two victories.
When this game kicks off it will have been 378 days since the Packers’ last road victory. After losing nine straight away from Lambeau Field, including seven this season, they have one more opportunity this week against the Jets.
The good news for Green Bay is that New York is 2-5 at home this season. This could be the week.
The Packers’ best bet in this game could be to run the football against a Jets defense that is ranked 23rd against the run. But they will have to do so without Aaron Jones, who was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday.
Mike Pettine’s defense will also have opportunities to take the ball away. The Jets have a minus-eight turnover differential, having given the ball away 27 times this season, tied for third most in the NFL.
Winning the turnover battle will be key in this game, and forcing a couple of turnovers could be enough for the Packers to get their first road victory of the season.
In a meaningless game, Green Bay finally gets its road win. But if you’re hoping for a higher draft pick, that might not be great news.
Washington surprisingly got the win last week but faces a much tougher matchup this week at Tennessee. The Titans move a step closer to the playoffs.
The Titans need the Ravens to slip up, and that’s exactly what will happen on the road against the red-hot LA Chargers, who are still very much in the race for AFC’s No. 1 seed.