The New York Jets are set to take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday as one-point favorites on the NFL odds. However, the line on the game and the game’s results could change drastically if Hurricane Sandy ends up coming close to the Jersey Shore by the time this one kicks off.
If that’s the case, it could be absolutely devastating news for QB Mark Sanchez. The first problem that he is going to have is that his defense has had just no answers for opposing ground games this year. Miami rushed for over 180 yards when these two teams met a few weeks ago, and that means that he is going to end up possessing the ball for a heck of a lot less time.
On top of that, the wind and the rain is going to get the hometown crowd going against him if this is another one of these games where he completes less than half of his passes. Over the course of the last two weeks, Sanchez completed over 65% of his pass attempts, but we also have to remember that he only had to throw for 82 yards against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6. In games in which he has thrown more than 20 passes, Sanchez has completed less than 47 percent of his attempts in four games and greater than that just twice.
Dare we say that it could finally be Tebow Time?
It makes a heck of a lot of sense, knowing that OC Tony Sparano would love to bust out a wrinkle in such an important AFC East game against the team that basically booted him out of town unceremoniously in the middle of last season. Add in the rain, the wind, and the fact that both RB Bilal Powell and RB Joe McKnight are battling injuries, and the time might finally be here that Sanchez ends up having a reduced role in favor of No. 15.