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Week 17 Preview: Jets face critical game against Seahawks

Two more games. Two games that are critical to the New York Jets. If the Jets win both of these games and the Patriots lose one of their next two games, the Jets are in the postseason.

Luckily for the New York Jets, they face the Seattle Seahawks who are in a free fall losing three in a row after starting the season 7-5. The Jets will face a familiar quarterback Geno Smith, who is facing his former team. With that in mind, here is a preview of this critical game for the Jets.

What To Expect

Mike White

After missing two games due to a rib injury, Mike White is back under center for the Jets. After Zach Wilson's anemic two games, it is safe to say that the Jets lost all faith in the young quarterback and reportedly will part ways after the season. White will bring back the jolt in this offense at the right time.

Geno Smith "Revenge" Game

After being drafted by the New York Jets in 2013, Smith faces his former team for the first time. After two disastrous seasons with the Jets along with a stint with the Giants and Chargers, Smith is having the best season of his career, throwing for 3,886 yards with 27 TD and nine interceptions. He is even getting some NFL MVP considerations.

Seahawks Offense

Currently, the Seahawks are ranked ninth in the league in points per game.

Jets Defense

On the other side of the ball, the Jets are third in the league in total defense.

Just The Facts

Seahawks Domination

The Seahawks currently have the Jets' number, winning the last four games against the Jets including a 40-3 drubbing in 2020.

Two Wins And They Are In

The Jets' next two games are crucial to their playoff hope. As I previously alluded to, the Jets need to win their next two games and have the Patriots lose one of their next two games in order to make the postseason.

Five Big Questions To Ask

  1. Will QB Mike White help rejuvenate this offense?
  2. Will the run game return to form?
  3. How will Geno Smith do against his old team?
  4. Will the Jets win this game?
  5. Can the Jets handle the 12th man?

Who is on the Injury Report?

Questionable: WR Denzel Mims (concussion), OT Duane Brown (shoulder) WR Jeff Smith (Knee)


The Jets have struggled in the last four games but they have Mike White back. I expect the Jets to stop Geno Smith and White will deliver us a win. I believe that the run game will return to form and the Jets' defense will stifle the Seahawks' offense.

Final Score: Jets 23, Seahawks 20