New York Jets vs Carolina Panthers Prediction, 9/12/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: New York Jets vs Carolina Panthers
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-4.5)
The New York Jets (2-14-0 last year) are on their way to Bank of America Stadium on Sunday where they will take on the Carolina Panthers (5-11-0 last season). Carolina opens this matchup as 4.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is 43.5.
The New York Jets finished the season having a 2-14-0 mark. In their last contest, the Jets stepped onto the field against the Patriots and took a loss by a score of 28-14. Sam Darnold went 23/34 with 266 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 76.3 and ended the contest with 2 picks. Chris Herndon had an average of 9.0 yds per reception by accumulating 63 yds on 7 receptions. Josh Adams was the leader on the ground for the Jets with 11 attempts for 47 yds (4.3 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they tallied 62 plays which totaled 350 yds. The New York Jets ended up rushing 25 times and tallied 111 yards, earning them an average of 4.4 yards per carry. Against the rush, the Jets conceded 166 yds on 29 attempts, which averages out to 5.7 yds per run surrendered. New York allowed 22 pass completions on 31 attempts for 238 yds, and a completion percentage of 71.0%.
The Jets earned 4,479 total yards over the course of last year. They surrendered the ball 19 different times (14 picks and 5 fumbles). New York amassed 16 touchdowns through the air and 9 touchdowns via the ground. New York tallied 146 1st downs offensively, and they were flagged for 101 penalties for 952 yds. As a team they averaged 105.2 yds on the ground, ranking them 23rd in the National Football League. Concerning scoring points, the New York Jets averaged 15.2 points per game.
When talking about yards through the air, the Jets gave up 4,409 yards which had them sitting in 28th in the NFL. Over the course of their 16 games played last year, they allowed 275.6 yards per outing via the pass in addition to surrendering a completion percentage of 69.1%. They gave up 387.6 yards per contest ranking them 24th in the league. They surrendered 34 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 16 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams ran for an average of 4.0 yards per running attempt and 112.0 yards on the ground per game for the previous year. Overall, they conceded 1,792 rushing yards through 16 outings. The Jets were sitting in 26th in the NFL concerning team defense, giving up 28.6 points per game.
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The Panthers wrapped up their season having a 5-11-0 record. The last time they took the gridiron, the Panthers went home defeated by a final of 33-7 when they faced the Saints. Teddy Bridgewater ended the game with 176 yards on 13/23 through the air while his QB rating was 44.8. He tossed 2 interceptions and his longest completion was 44 yds. Curtis Samuel was the best receiver for the Panthers, hauling in 7 balls for 118 yds (16.9 yards per catch). Rodney Smith carried the ball 10 times for 40 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.0 yds per carry for Carolina. The Panthers finished the game with 320 yds while running 60 plays (5.3 yds per play). Carolina rushed for 3.7 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 74 yds on 20 attempts. Carolina relinquished 30 attempts on the ground for 156 yards (5.2 yds per rush). The Panthers passing defense gave up a completion rate of 68.8%, surrendering 191 yards on 22 out of 32 passing.
The Carolina Panthers averaged 349.5 yards/outing which had them ranked 21st out of all teams in the NFL. They threw 16 picks while surrendering 5 fumbles and they earned 192 1st downs. They averaged 106.5 yards via the ground game and rushed for 1,704 yards for the year. The Carolina offense had 752 yds of penalties on 95 infractions, which had them ranked 13th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. Last year, the Panthers had a total of 3,888 passing yards together with an average of 243.0 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 18th in the league. In relation to how much they scored, the Panthers ranked 24th in football maintaining an average of 21.9 points per outing.
Carolina conceded a total of 1,936 yards via the ground game (121.0 yards per outing) and 17 touchdowns rushing last season. Their defense earned 22 takeaways (15 fumbles and 7 interceptions) last season. They allowed 28 touchdowns through the air as well as 239.1 yards/contest, which had them ranked 18th in the NFL. The Panthers defense was on the field for 1,022 plays, which had them sitting 15th in the NFL. In total, they gave up 402 points in total. The Panthers surrendered 25.1 PPG, which put them in 18th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Panthers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Carolina -4.5
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