A.J. McCarron is the most-used player in the NFL, and his presence at the position has allowed the Jets to stay in games without the threat of turnovers.
Here are the top five defensive teams that have the ability to stop a passing attack.
J: The B-Jax Report The Jets’ defense was one of the NFL’s worst last season, but they still managed to score enough points to keep the division race alive.
The Jets have played a handful of games without starting quarterback Connor Cook this season, and that may have been the biggest factor in the team’s struggles.
The team will play without the No. 1 overall pick and its best cornerback.
The New York Jets will play in front of an audience of 1,000 fans for the first time since 2005, which should give the fans a good idea of how good the Jets defense is.
The defense has struggled in the first half of games, and the Jets have allowed opponents to score 28 points or more just twice this season.
However, the Jets rank second in the league in total yards allowed per game (155.8) and third in total first downs (30).
B.C.: The Bizarro World With a number of new starters on the offensive side of the ball, the Seahawks have had some struggles with their pass protection.
Their defense is among the NFL leaders in interceptions, but it is also a bit shaky.
Russell Wilson has thrown just 10 touchdowns to only seven interceptions in his first two seasons.
Russell has been sacked just six times this season (and that was during the Seahawks first three games).
If Wilson is able to avoid the interceptions, the defense could be a force for Seattle in the NFC West.
Seattle is also one of only two teams in the Super Bowl era (the others being the Steelers and Packers) to have more than 100 points allowed.
This could be the year the Seahawks find themselves at the top of the division, and they will be without Russell Wilson.
The Seahawks are coming off a bye week, and if they can get back to that level of play, the offense should be a top-notch unit.
CAR: The Carolina Hurricanes defense has been a mess.
After getting off to a slow start, the Hurricanes have fallen apart in the second half of the season.
The Hurricanes allowed 27 points or less in each of the first five games and they are only averaging fewer than 18 points per game this season despite starting the year 3-5.
The offense has been so poor that the Hurricanes are tied for sixth in the ACC with just 13 points per contest.
The Panthers are still one of five teams in league history to reach the playoffs and the defense is likely to be one of them.
The top-ranked Panthers will have a chance to make a playoff push if they win their final three games.
CIN: The Bengals defense has had some issues, but the Bengals have been one of their best teams this season and will be looking to make up ground in the division.
With quarterback Andy Dalton coming off of a season-ending ACL injury, the Bengals will need to play better than they did against the Seahawks and Broncos to keep pace in the AFC North.
Cincinnati is tied for third in the conference in scoring and fourth in total points allowed per contest (135.8).
The Bengals are also tied for second in points allowed in the regular season (37.3) and have been shutout in six straight games (10-7) dating back to the Superdome.
The Bengals will look to take advantage of a division that is currently tied with the Broncos and Steelers in the standings.
DEN: The Denver Broncos are one of a handful that have been able to stay healthy throughout the season and are looking to build off of the success they had a year ago.
The Broncos defense has played solid in a number a games, but there have been some issues.
The Denver defense has allowed just six touchdown passes in their last four games.
If the Broncos can continue to play as they have been this season while allowing fewer than 30 points per outing, they should be able to keep this defense afloat.
The most important thing for Denver to do to get back on track is to stop opposing quarterbacks from throwing deep and make them throw in the air.
Denver will also need to keep a clean pocket for quarterback Brock Osweiler and keep him upright to prevent him from throwing off the line of scrimmage.
This will help prevent Denver from falling behind in the scoring race.
NYJ: Injuries have taken a toll on the New York Giants offense, but their defense has proven to be a factor for the defense.
Eli Manning is the NFL MVP, but he is one of many players that have suffered injuries throughout the year.
There are some questions surrounding the Giants, but Eli Manning should be one to watch this week.
If Manning is able for the Giants to keep playing at the same level they did last season (36.3 points per play), they should have a