Last season, the Jets looked anemic for the first six quarters of their season before a second-half comeback against the Patriots got their year on track. In 2011, they played a lackluster opener against Dallas but accepted the Cowboys' donations in a Week 1 win. Their Week 2 test is a home game against the 1-0 Jaguars, who have won six of eight games all-time against the Jets.
Mark Sanchez faced a ton of pressure from DeMarcus Ware and the Cowboys blitzes last week. The Jets were concerned enough to send their quarterback for concussion tests. He came back clean, but Santonio Holmes, his most lethal target, is questionable with knee and quadriceps injuries.
After needing a blocked punt, two late Dallas turnovers and a 50-yard field goal to beat the Cowboys, the Jets hope that they can avoid such a razor-thin margin this week. Luke McCown will play quarterback for Jacksonville, and that means a heavy dose of Maurice Jones-Drew. If the Jets can stop the run and Sanchez can find his targets and stay on his feet, the Jets should go 2-0. But if they continue their habit of keeping things close, they may not like the result.