Kevin C. Cox
The Jets are trying to find a way to make their football team work, and the Arizona Cardinals have a good opportunity to make sure that doesn't happen.
The Arizona Cardinals and the New York Jets meet in Week 13, with both teams struggling significantly. Arizona has lost seven straight games, while the Jets have lost four of their last five. Arizona defensive coordinator Ray Horton sees the similarities between the two teams, Arizona Sports reports. Horton says the Jets are "kind of a mirror image of us."
Among the issues facing the Jets that Horton says he hopes to take advantage of are the offensive line and the receiving corps. The Jets have given up 27 sacks this season, placing them 22nd in the league. The pass rush has been a strength of the Arizona defense, with their 30 sacks tying them for fifth in the league. Arizona is also 5th in interceptions, something that has been a big issue for Mark Sanchez. Having lost his No. 1 receiver to injury, Sanchez has struggled to make a connection with rookie Stephen Hill.
The Cardinals haven't had much going for them since Week 4, but facing the Jets presents a number of opportunities. If the team can take advantage they have a chance to turn things around before the end of the season.