FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets’ offensive line will have its hands full this weekend at Washington.
It has been a rough season for the five guys usually recognized as one of the league’s best units and a major strength of the team. Next up is a big-time test against the Redskins and their sack-happy defense.
After not allowing Mark Sanchez to be sacked last week against Buffalo, the Jets’ offensive linemen are feeling pretty confident that they can keep things going Sunday — even against the team that ranks tied for third in the NFL with 33 sacks.
Left guard Matt Slauson says the Redskins’ front seven that includes linebackers Ryan Kerrigan and Bryan Orakpo is impressive, “but we’ve blocked better fronts,” so the Jets aren’t feeling any added pressure.