The Jets won again on Sunday and moved their record to 4-1 on the season by following the same recipe they’ve followed in their other victories.
They handed the ball to Chris Ivory, threw it to Brandon Marshall and played tight defense across the board in a 34-20 victory over the Redskins. That sets up a pretty big matchup for the team in New England next weekend. The Patriots are 5-0 and Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson says that the team is excited for a chance to see how they measure up to the big kids on the AFC East block.
“He’s run this division for a while so I am kind of happy we get next,” Richardson said, via ESPN.com “We’re getting after it. I mean, they are the Super Bowl champions. Just leave it at that. You know, licking our chops.”
As far as pregame trash talk goes, it’s a far cry from what we grew accustomed to hearing in the Rex Ryan years. With the exception of a poor game in their loss to the Eagles, the Jets have taken care of business this season against teams that haven’t fared particularly well in their other games. The Patriots represent a big step up in competition and it would be a bit strange if the Jets weren’t fired up to get a chance to play against that kind of opponent.
How that will go for them is another question entirely and the chance to find out the answer makes for one of the most appealing games on the Week Seven slate.