Jets 31, Jaguars 17
Blake Bortles likes to throw deep, but that should play into the Jets' hands because it'll give their pass rush -- asleep last week -- extra time to get home. You can feel the sense of urgency around the Jets.
Elliot Harrison, NFL Media Analyst
Jets 26, Jaguars 13
Yes, Raiders QB Derek Carr had success against Gang Green last week, but Carr is more consistent than Jacksonville's Blake Bortles, who will find the windows tight against a Jets defense highly motivated to put that poor outing behind them.
Jets 24, Jaguars 16
With Ryan Fitzpatrick expected to start at quarterback, this should be the game that calms the nerves of jittery Jets fans and gets Todd Bowles's team back in the win column after two straight losses. At 5–3, the world will look a whole lot better.
Jets 26, Jaguars 19
The Jaguars are having one of their almost-there moments, the annual glimmer of hope that never gets sustained. The Jets should be able to snuff that out, although how they handle an unanticipated lackluster performance in Oakland is worth watching.
Jets 20, Jaguars 13
Pete Prisco, Senior NFL Columnist
Jets 23, Jaguars 20
The Jaguars are coming off a bye and they are in the division race. Unreal…But I think their (the Jets') defense will shut down the Jaguars here, and they will find a way to win it.
Expert Consensus Picks: 7 of 8 Favor the Jets
As ESPN's Adam Schefter relayed Wednesday, "Todd Bowles announced Ryan Fitzpatrick will start Sunday, bad thumb and all." And just about everyone on the panel thinks that will be enough to get the Jets past the Jags. Bad thumb and all.