After two straight defeats in the AFC Championship Game the New York Jets concluded regular season play in the 2011 season with a mark of 8-8 and failed to make the playoffs. The Jets hit the skids late in the year as the club dropped three straight including a 19-16 road defeat at Miami that knocked the Jets out of an AFC wildcard playoff spot. Rex Ryan enters his third year as the Jets head coach and he has piled a 32-22 record during his tenure. New York Jets will face the NFC West and AFC South teams in their 2012 schedule.
The New York Jets regular season win total for the 2012 year has been set at 8 ½ wins. The over 8 ½ wins is now the favorite at -125 odds with under 8 ½ wins returning -105 odds. The betting odds for the New York Jets season win total have been plucked from Oddsmaker sportsbook.
During the Jets swoon late season the club scored no more than 19 points in any of the three losses to close out the 2011 year without a trip to the post season. The Jets suffered on the offensive side of the ball. The club produced 311 yards per game ranking 25th in the NFL the Jets running game was completed halted a season ago 3.8 yards per carry average. The Jets are a club that pride itself by running the football and that part of the game just didn’t work. Quarterback Mark Sanchez enters his four season in professional football. Sanchez hit on just 56% of his passes last year with 26 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions. The New York Jets signed Sanchez’ backup in Tim Tebow formally of the Denver Broncos whom they acquired in a trade for a low round draft pick in an offseason move. In the Jets playoff seasons they would often run wildcat formations and it may be assumed that Tebow will see some significant time running the wildcat for his new team. The Jets will need to run the football better in 2012. They will count on running back Shonn Greene to better his mark of 1054 yards rushing with 4.2 yards per rush average along with six touchdowns. This could be the time for fullback John Conner to get some looks in the Jets backfield to run the football. On defense he club was fifth in the NFL in total defense allowing opponents just 312 yards a game. Based on a weak scheduling draw in 2012 the Jets will go over 8 ½ wins with sportsbook betting.