Last week we had another nail-biter in Detroit that went to the final second. It was a win that good teams get on the road. The game wasn’t without some disappointment with injuries to a few players, a big one with the season ending loss of Leon Hall. It’s back to the Jungle this week and the New York Jets are coming to town with a rookie quarterback in Geno Smith.
The Jets are coming off a last second win themselves against division rivals New England. The Bengals haven’t lost at home this year and will need another strong performance to keep that streak alive. Once again, some players will have to have an impact this week to secure a 6-2 record for the home team.
Player who will need to step up:
TE Jermaine Gresham
The original 1st round TE has yet to score a touchdown this year, hasn’t gone over 66 yards in a game or had more than 4 catches in a game since week 2. I can live with that, but the penalties and mental errors have to be cleaned up. Gresham currently leads the team in penalties with 6, that combined with his inconsistent blocking are a concern heading into a matchup with the 4th ranked Jets defense.
This week would be a great week for the lead tight end to have his first touchdown of the year and zero penalties.