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New York Jets at Denver Broncos, Week 7 preview and odds: Going for 4

Sauce Gardner, Patrick Surtain
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The Jets go for four in a row in Denver with Russell Wilson sidelined and Elijah Moore remaining on the east coast.

DENVER, CO—One, two, three … four? A New York Jets victory against the Broncos in Denver on Sunday will give Robert Saleh’s team its fourth-straight victory.

Who would have thought?

Well, for one, Saleh himself, the man who publicly told the world he was taking receipts after his team’s disappointing opening-season loss to the Baltimore Ravens. And, quite frankly, that’s the kind of attitude an organization needs when attempting to turn around a struggling football program.

The leader (and sub-leaders) must believe that it will turn around. Not only does Saleh fall under that category, but general manager Joe Douglas does as well, and it appears as though many of the Baby Jets—as the kids are calling them these days—are also on board.

A quick glance at some of the optimistic messages of late sends that very message. Well, that is, of course, everybody but Elijah Moore, who will remain back east as the Jets make this trip.

Interestingly, the struggling Broncos offense will be without quarterback Russell Wilson, who will miss this one due to a hamstring injury.

New York Jets, Denver Broncos, 2022, Week 7 Preview
New York Jets, Denver Broncos, 2022, Week 7 Preview, Jet X Graphic, Getty Images

Jets vs. Broncos game info

  • New York Jets (4-2)
  • Denver Broncos (2-4)
  • NFL, Week 7, Oct. 23, 2022, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS
  • Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, CO

The Jets and Broncos are set to kick off at 2:05 p.m. local time (MT), 4:05 p.m. ET time—the time in which No. 8 will be viewing the game from his television set or select smartphone.

Ian Eagle and Charles Davis will be in the CBS broadcast booth for this one. New York seeks to keep pace with the 5-1 Buffalo Bills (one game behind), while not allowing the red-hot New England Patriots to catch them in the AFC East standings.

1Buffalo Bills LogoBuffalo Bills1330.8134-24552867-16-2W7
2Miami Dolphins LogoMiami Dolphins980.5293-33973996-23-6W1
3New England Patriots LogoNew England Patriots890.4713-33643474-44-5L1
4New York Jets LogoNew York Jets7100.4122-42963163-54-5L6

Yet again, the Jets will wear their white tops and black pants as they go for four in a row.

Jets vs. Broncos history

  • The Broncos lead the all-time series 22-16-1.

The Broncos lead the all-time series against the Jets 22-16-1, including a great recent history

New York has lost five of the last six meetings and seven of the last nine. The second most recent matchup was one that many Jets fans remember, the Brett Rypien game that saw Gregg Williams’s defense get physical late in the contest.

Despite Sam Darnold’s prime-time QB scramble for a score, Adam Gase’s squad fell 37-28 in October 2020.

The last matchup happened in Week 3 a year ago when the Broncos thoroughly disposed of the Jets, 26-0.

Jets vs. Broncos odds (FanDuel Sportsbook)

  • Spread: Jets -1.5 (-115), Broncos +1.5 (-105)
  • Moneyline: Jets -126, Broncos +108
  • Over/Under: 36.5 (O: -110, U: -110)

Well, lookie here … the New York Jets are an actual favorite in an NFL football game.

Initially opening as an underdog, the Russell Wilson injury news moved the line in favor of a 1.5-point Jets-favored showdown on the road.

Jets vs. Broncos injury report

New York Jets, Denver Broncos, 2022, Week 7 Injury Report
New York Jets, Denver Broncos, 2022, Week 7 Injury Report

New York Jets

  • Jermaine Johnson (Ankle): Out
  • Elijah Moore (Not injury related): Out

The Jets enter Week 7 incredibly healthy. Aside from the injured reserve-designated players—Mekhi Becton, George Fant and Max Mitchell—Saleh’s team remains as healthy as any team in the NFL.

Rookie Jermaine Johnson will miss his second-straight game with an ankle, but that’s pretty much it. Other than Ashtyn Davis’s questionable status due to a hammy, Elijah Moore will be the only other scratch, and his comes in the form of a healthy scratch thanks to his weeklong antics about not getting the ball enough.

Denver Broncos

  • Russell Wilson (Hamstring): Out
  • Caden Sterns (Hip): Doubtful
  • Essang Bassey (Hip): Out
  • Josey Jewell (Knee): Questionable
  • D.J. Jones (Ankle): Questionable
  • Quinn Meinerz (Foot): Questionable
  • DeShawn Williams (Back): Questionable

As previously mentioned, Russell Wilson has been announced as out of this one—despite the Friday injury report labeling him as questionable. It’s a huge blow to a Broncos offense that simply cannot find a way to put points on the board.

Jets vs. Broncos prediction

  • New York Jets 26, Denver Broncos 16

Ranking 22nd in total offense and dead last in points per game, this Denver Broncos team is struggling. No Russell Wilson makes things even worse—despite some of the overthinkers who believe young Brett Rypien increases their chances.

Denver’s defense, however, is another story. Led by Patrick Surtain, it’s a tremendous unit that could give Zach Wilson and Mike LaFleur fits. Surtain shadowing Garrett Wilson may be an interesting matchup to watch, as Wilson will have to disperse the ball a bit more this week.

Then again, the Jets’ offensive success will most likely come down to the rushing attack. Can it build upon the success Breece Hall and Michael Carter enjoyed in Green Bay last week? If so, the Jets will be in great shape on the road.

I’ll go with the New York Jets, again, knocking off the Denver Broncos by a final of 26-16, with Braxton Berrios busting out for a receiving touchdown and close to 100 yards through the air.

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1 year ago

I don’t like being the favorite. I was happy last week when I saw everyone picking GB. This is a different kind of pressure for us.

I would keep rocking the white over black as long as the streak continues, but we are supposed to be the GREEN and white.

Did Denver get back that LT that was out last week?

1 year ago

Talk about winning ugly! Short of those awful dark blue throwback unies, this is the ugliest looking uniform, for the Jets, ever!