Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the New York Jets-Arizona Cardinals Week 6 game, with the line from OddsShark.
New York Jets (1-4) at (-7.5) Arizona Cardinals (2-3), Monday, 8:30 p.m.
Mike: Jets. New York’s much ballyhooed defense actually controls the run well (3 yards per carry) and now faces an offensive line down its two starting guards. It’s also going to be interesting to see what the Jets’ bigger receivers (Brandon Marshall, Quincy Enunwa) can do against a smaller Arizona secondary.
Ricky: Cardinals. Carson Palmer is expected back this week after missing Week 5 with a concussion, but throw that aside for a second. This is all about the Jets’ quarterback situation, which is getting so ugly with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center that people actually are calling for Geno Smith. What a time to be alive.
Andre: Cardinals. Arizona, despite its struggles, has forced 12 turnovers this season. They can also get after the quarterback (18 sacks, third-most in the league). The Jets, on the other hand, have the worst turnover differential in football at minus-10. They’ve also allowed 27 explosive plays this season, seventh-most in the league, so I expect a big week for Carson Palmer and David Johnson.
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