Jets aim for first win in nine tries vs. Eagles
The Jets' once-rickety offense has turned into a veritable scoring machine over the three-game winning streak that has put their playoff hopes in their hands.
With 13 touchdowns in the last three games, thingsare definitely looking up for Mark Sanchez and his unit heading into Philadelphia (5-8).
That doesn't mean Sunday's tilt in Lincoln Financial Field will be easy. The Eagles, whose "Dream Team"turned into a nightmare as soon as they started throwing the pigskin in earnest this year, just beat Miami handily and appear in full spoiler mode.
Here are three things the Jets need to do to avoid going 0-9 lifetime against the Eagles.
GO GREENE: Environmentalists don't like Shonn Greene because when he's on, he sends real estate flying in chunks. But the Jets need him to continue a trend that has seen the tailback, sore ribs and all, eat up 295 yards and score four touchdowns in the three-game winning streak. A productive Green will help keep quarterback killers Trent Cole and Jason Babin from harming Sanchez (Babin's three sacks led a nine-sack Eagles attack last week).
HELP BRODNEY: Jim Leonhard was the quarterback of the secondary, and his torn patellar tendon has left a huge hole at safety. Brodney Pool must fill it, but let's face it, he'€(tm)s no Leonhard. The communication between him and Eric Smith will have to be extensive if they don'€(tm)t want Michael Vick and tight end Brent Celek to shred them over themiddle.
LIGHT UP SHADY: LeSean McCoy rushed for just 38 yards against the Dolphins, but scored two touchdowns to up his total to 17. Keeping the NFL's second-leading rusher with 1172 yards out of the end zone would go a long way in helping the cause, but this bruiser is deadly from in close. Forcing Vick to scramble with his cracked ribs might be the way to go here.