Bengals: Logan Wilson will have a masterful game vs Jets

Logan Wilson, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Logan Wilson, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

The Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson is in the middle of a fantastic season with his 60 tackles and four interceptions. On Sunday in New York, the stage is set for Wilson to turn in a grade-A performance against the struggling New York Jets.

The Jets have plenty of issues on the offensive end right now with the rookie quarterback Zach Wilson hurt and poor play from the skill positions. To make matters worse, New York’s top receiving threat Corey Davis could be out after he sustained a hip injury during practice.

Even before the injuries of Wilson and Davis, the Jets’ offense has not been good ranking last in the NFL in points per game and ranking 30th averaging two giveaways per game. Take away their best receiver and put in a backup quarterback in Mike White that has very little experience? Things could get even worse for the New York offense.

With that said, Cincinnati’s defense is a buzz saw right now, tearing through everything in their path. Wilson at linebacker has been a big reason for the defense’s success as he has been flying around the field all season making plays.

Here is one of the many eye-popping plays made by Wilson this season.

Against a poor offense that is mistake-prone, Wilson should have a huge day for the Bengals.

New York’s strongest suit on the offensive end is likely their offensive line, as that has been solid to decent. Still, the Bengals’ defensive line has been ferocious and should be able to keep their o-line occupied.

With the d-line keeping engaged in blocks with opposing o-lines, like they have all year, Wilson will be given the freedom to run around the field. It will probably be a rare sight to see the Jets’ o-line beating Cincy’s defensive front and be able to get up to the second-level on linebackers like Wilson.

Don’t forget, the Jets offense has turned over the ball far too much this season. That could remain the same with a backup signal-caller starting this week. It is certainly in the cards that Wilson could snag his fifth interception this season, adding to his pick total that ranks second in the NFL.

New York’s running back play has not been anything remarkable as well. Wilson should be able to dominate in the run game, especially with the stripes’ d-line remaining engaged with blockers.

Wilson has played at a high level all season for the Bengals, that will not change against a team like the Jets. If anything, Wilson should only play even better.

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A big day is on the horizon for Wilson, Sunday afternoon versus the Jets has the chance to be a career type of day for the second-year linebacker.