CJ Mosley Delivers Strong Message to Jets Ahead of Packers Game

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Getty New York Jets defensive starter CJ Mosley celebrating after a big hit in an NFL game.

The New York Jets have a massive opportunity ahead of them in Week 6.

Gang Green will be traveling to play the Green Bay Packers at iconic Lambeau Field. Both teams sit at 3-2, but this one feels a lot different for the Jets.

CJ Mosley Sends a Loud and Very Clear Message to the Jets

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In the buildup to the big game veteran captain CJ Mosley said every game is big in the NFL, but made it clear that this one is different:

“I would say it’s a big game because it is our next opponent but also you know we have a chance to really make a statement. We are going to Lambeau, a storied stadium with a great fan base. Obviously, we are going against a great team with great coaches. Coaches that know our coaches very well. Everybody is going to know what everybody is doing that is why as a team and as a defense we have to go into this game only thinking about what we have to do and executing our gameplan.”

This isn’t only a battle of above .500 teams, this game has been designated “America’s Game of the Week” by Fox. In other words, this will be in front of a national audience and provides a golden opportunity for the Jets to tell the NFL world what they are all about.

Last week was a statement by ending the 0-12 AFC East drought and dominating an opponent (Miami Dolphins) for the first time in the Robert Saleh era.

However, this game holds a completely different weight, and Mosley telling that to the media hints that it has been a strong message in the locker room this week.

The Jets Are Set up for Success

If the Jets beat the Packers in Lambeau to improve to 4-2 on the season, the entire dynamic of their short-term future changes dramatically.

All of a sudden the pipedreams of playoff chatter from the offseason become a very real possibility.

This is an imminently winnable game and there are a lot of factors you can look at that can make you feel good about that possibility.

The Packers have looked broken all season and only once all year have they beaten an opponent by more than one score. In that Week 2 matchup versus the Chicago Bears that they won 27-10, it was much closer than the final score indicated.

So at a minimum that makes you feel good about the current Vegas line of +7.5 (per Vegas Insider) for the green and white. Especially considering the Packers are coming off of a London trip and decided to forgo the bye week.

Even if the Jets lose, sitting at 3-3 the entire world is still in front of the team. The goal before the year was surviving the first half of the schedule that was littered with contenders and the entire AFC North.

That watermark floated at the 4-5 or 5-4 area, if the Jets got there you felt pretty confident about the team’s ability to play meaningful games late in the year.

That is something the Jets haven’t been able to do in a long time and it finally feels like times are changing in 2022.

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