Dissecting Crucial Matchups in New York’s Week 5 Matchup with San Diego

September 30, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After a disappointing strikeout to the NFC North, the New York Jets (1-3) begin the second quarter of the season against the San Diego Chargers (3-1) amid another tough three-game stretch.
This week, the Jets must find a way to keep the red-hot hand of quarterback Philip Rivers from burning the defense as he’s done in the past three weeks—throwing for nine touchdowns without an interception.
Gang Green must look deeper than the obvious plan of getting the ball into the hands of their best playmakers, Eric Decker and Chris Ivory. Here are some notable matchups.
Jace Amaro vs. Donald Butler
Last week, rookie tight end Amaro led the Jets receiving corps in receptions with five. He ended the game on a strong note with four catches in the fourth quarter as the offense scrambled to put together touchdown drives.
Geno Smith should continue working on continuity with his young tight end to establish another reliable pass-catcher the Jets de...

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