Jets Panthers Betting – Panthers Too Thin
The New York Jets and their Hard Knocks crew will take to the road as the enter Carolina for Week 2 of the preseason. Though the Jets fell to the Giants in the first game at the new Meadowlands Stadium, the first team offense clicked aside from a Mark Sanchez interception. Meanwhile, the Panthers look to find their offensive stride as they were shut down, held to only four field goals in their first game against the Ravens last week.
NFL Betting: New York Jets @ Carolina Panthers
Why To Bet On The Jets
Rex Ryan showed no fear in leaving his starters in the first preseason game. Where most NFL teams will let their starters play just one or two series/ The Jets starters remained on the field for the entire first half. It is not a stretch to say that it wasn’t needed. The Jets have made numerous additions on both sides of the ball and the additions need to gel together. The Jets are considered Super Bowl contenders and it would not be a surprise to see the first unit play even longer than they did. The defense, minus Darrelle Revis, still performed well, allowing only one touchdown that game in a goal line situation, thanks to a Sanchez interception. Other than the aforementioned pick, Sanchez and the offense clicked, with three scoring drives. One went for a touchdown and two more for a field goal. If the Jets starters play even just as long as they did the first week, it could be a long day for the Panthers.
Why To Bet on the Panthers
Though the Panthers struggled in their first game, there are many reasons behind that. While Steve Smith is off of the PUP list, he will likely not play. They should, however, have the services of both running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. Stewart wasn’t able to play in the opener and the Panthers weren’t able to hide some of Matt Moore’s shortcomings. Jimmy Clausen will also look to develop further, although it is tough to think he will perform well against the tough Jets defense. Regardless, Carolina had a poor performance offensively in Week 1, so expect them to bring more tricks out of the bag to get the ball rolling.
How the Game Will Play Out
Though the Jets reserves could not get the job done against the Giants, the Panthers second team did not show the type of offensive pop that New York did against them. With the starters possibly going into the third quarter in the game, the Jets should be able to build up enough of a lead to take the victory. The new-look offense looked very solid in their first week as a unit, and the Jets are going to keep that rolling. Preseason or not, Rex Ryan has made no qualms about putting his best players on the field and get them to gel as a unit. Jets win by two scores or better.