Oct 5, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos strong safety T.J. Ward (43) reacts to his tackle in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Honesty is either refreshing or a brutal awakening, and for the New York Jets getting set to host the Denver Broncos in week six of the NFL season, it’s the cold hard truth that might be toughest to swallow.
No NFL game is a sure thing week to week, but for ESPN New York Jets blogger Rich Cimini, this couldn’t be a more one-sided affair on paper.
"“This is the worst possible matchup for the New York Jets — on both sides of the ball.”"
There’s no beating around the bush there. Cimini is pretty clear — and gives good reasons — that the Broncos are simply the superior team in this week six matchup, and it’s not really close. He goes on to predict that the Jets will struggle with all of the matchups the Broncos present offensively, specifically the problem that could arise with Julius Thomas causing them fits in the red zone, where they’ve allowed five touchdowns over the last three games to tight ends.
He also goes on to predict the Broncos will win 35-10, which would be one of the most dominating performances we’d have seen from the Broncos in some time on both sides of the football.
Certainly this is a matchup that favors Denver, but in all my years of writing I’ve never read a writer covering the home team write about said team in that way. It would seem on the surface or on paper that he’s absolutely correct, but only time will tell.