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Game Picks: Jets vs. Rams

Experts Take a Crack at This Weekend's Matchup


David Steele

Pick: Rams, 19-16

A clash of two teams who might be making the worst quarterback decisions in the league. Jared Goff must be lining up behind the left guard every day in practice — there has to be some reason Jeff Fisher refuses to play him over Case Keenum. And Ryan Fitzpatrick clearly has compromising video of the Jets' front office. They're the only people who didn't guess he'd revert to his old self right after his big season.

Pete Prisco, Senior NFL Columnist

Pick: Jets, 21-10

This could be a quarterback how-not-to with the passers in this game. The edge goes to the Jets, no matter who plays QB, because they are back home and the Rams are on a long trip east. Plus Case Keenum isn't very good. That matters on the road.

Chris Simms, NFL Lead Analyst

Pick: Jets, 19-16

Ryan Fitzpatrick should think twice before he rushes to take his job back from Bryce Petty.

After all, Aaron Donald will be inches away. Center Nick Mangold's sprained ankle won't help him track down an elite athlete such as Donald. And Trumaine Johnson is back to match Brandon Marshall's size with some size of his own.

Can Donald and Johnson find the end zone? That might be L.A.'s only hope of flying across the country and winning ugly. I don't see it happening.

Elliot Harrison, NFL Media Analyst

Pick: Jets, 20-17

Always will remember Rams-Jets as the matchup that saw Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson truly introduce himself to the NFL. He and his glorious Jheri curl took a handoff off the left side, and ripped off an 85-yard score. It was awesome. The dude ran even more upright than Todd Gurley, who has found as many holes this season as Ryan Fitzpatrick has supporters at Jets sports bars. Do dudes with Al Toon jerseys howl for Bryce Petty? Because one gets the feeling the Jets really don't want to play the second-year man outta Baylor. On the other side of this deal lies Case Keenum, with a New York secondary ripe for the picking. (It's a positive idiom, folks -- not talkin' Keenum interceptions here.) Kenny Britt vs. Buster Skrine whets the football appetite, doesn't it? Maybe not.

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