The Jets will look to keep their increasingly slim playoff hopes alive as they face off with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon. The Jets enter play at 5-7 on the year, while the Jaguars are just 2-10. New York has won just twice away from home, but the Jaguars have only one win at home.
Mark Sanchez will start under center for the Jets, after being pulled from the game in favor of Greg McElroy last weekend against Arizona. McElroy threw for the Jets' only touchdown in the 7-6 victory.
With Sanchez having struggled this season, the Jets will need to rely on their defense and running game. Shonn Greene has shouldered the load for New York this season, rushing for 806 yards on 210 carries. The Jets defense has allowed less than 200 yards per game in the air, but they've been allowing 138 yards per game on the ground.
The Jaguars have really struggled on the defensive side of the ball, especially in attempting to defend the pass. They've allowed 261 yards per game in the air, so it might be a great chance for Sanchez to impress. Chad Henne is expected to start at quarterback for the Jags, and he's given the Jets trouble in the past. In four career meetings with New York, Henne is 3-1.
Game Date/Time: Dec. 9, 2012 at 1 p.m. ET
Location: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
Television Coverage: CBS
Odds (via Oddsshark): The Jets are favored by 2.5 points, with the over/under for the game set at 38 points.