Overreaction Monday Week 8: Mike White, Derrick Henry, Jaguars

  • Is Mike White the new full-time starter for the New York Jets?
  • Can the Tennessee Titans survive the season without Derrick Henry?
  • Are the Jacksonville Jaguars the worst team in the NFL?

NEW YORK – The New York Jets may have a new starting quarterback, the Tennessee Titans may now struggle to make the playoffs and the Jacksonville Jaguars are right up there with the worst teams in the NFL.

Zach Wilson Out, Mike White In?

The New York Jets took the field on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals tied as the biggest underdogs of the week.

It made sense as the Jets were 1-5 with a backup quarterback in the game and were playing the No. 1 seed in the AFC. NFL betting sites had to have been surprised to see New York get the win.

Jets vs Bengals Moneyline Odds

  • New York Jets +425
  • Cincinnati Bengals -550

Mike White, the backup QB, threw for 405 yards on 37-45 passing (82.2%) and added three touchdowns through the air. Zach Wilson’s season highs were 297 yards, 61.8% completion and two touchdowns.

In one start White had a significantly better game than Wilson has had this season. The question looms, will White be the full-time starter for the Jets?

New York’s head coach, Robert Saleh, hasn’t ruled out giving White the job, but the Jets also have to ask themselves if winning is something they want to do. Their playoff chances are extremely low and it might be time to tank for a higher pick in the draft.

Derrick Henry’s Injury Will Ruin Titans

The news just recently broke that Derrick Henry may miss the rest of the season with a foot injury. The Tennessee Titans are so reliant on Henry (47.36% rush play) that they may not survive to make the playoffs without him.

Titans vs Rams Spread Odds

  • Tennessee Titans +7.5 -110
  • Los Angeles Rams -7.5 -110

The Titans were sitting at +3.0 prior to Henry’s injury news and have already moved to become 4.5-point bigger underdogs on online NFL sportsbooks in just a few hours.

Henry is leading the NFL in rushing yards, attempts and touchdowns, and all by a significant margin (+288 rushing yards, +82 attempts, +2 touchdowns). When one player is the entire team’s identity it’s going to be tough to replace.

Jaguars Should Fall Victim To NFL Relegation

Teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars are lucky that there is no relegation in the NFL because they’ve been so bad for so long and yet still get to compete every Sunday. It’s tough to imagine that a team can get worse after a 1-15 season but that very well may be the case for Jacksonville.

The Jaguars faced a Geno Smith-led Seahawks team that has scored just 15 points per game with him under center. Naturally, the Jags allowed 31 points. Not only is the defense bad, but the offense was only able to put seven points on the board which lowered their season average to 17.6 points per game.

The only remaining games on the Jaguars’ schedule that they may be able to win are the Houston Texans, who’ve already beat them by 16 points, and the Jets. Luckily for them, the winless Detroit Lions are taking a lot of eyes off of them, but Jacksonville is right there with the worst of them.

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