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Rams 2024 opponent breakdown: New York Jets, Week 16

Our offseason opponent breakdown series on continues with us getting caught up on Los Angeles' Week 16 road opponent, the New York Jets (Dec. 22, 10 a.m. PT on CBS).

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On the fourth snap of their regular season opener, the Jets' 2023 fortunes would dramatically alter.

It was on that play that veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers' New York debut came to an abrupt and premature end by suffering a torn Achilles.

The Jets still managed to reach a winning record at one point in the season, getting to 4-3 with a 13-10 overtime win over the Giants, but a five-game losing streak followed and created too steep of a hole to climb out of. They went 3-2 over the final five weeks of the season for a 7-10 overall record.

One of the biggest reasons for those struggles was injuries to their offensive line, which led to that starting five constantly getting shuffled throughout the season. In total, the Jets used 13 different combinations.

Key changes

The Jets signed veteran offensive lineman and former Cowboys tackle Tyron Smith, as well as former Ravens and Raiders offensive guard John Simpson, as part of re-shaping that group.

They also signed former Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams, giving Rodgers another target in the passing game.

In the draft, the Jets further bolstered their offensive line by selecting Penn State offensive tackle Olu Fashanu 11th overall.

Head coach

Robert Saleh enters his fourth season as head coach of the Jets, compiling an 18-33 regular season record through his first three years.

What to watch for

What the Jets' Rodgers-led offense, and revamped offensive line, will look like by Week 16

The Jets' offensive line shuffling has been documented already, and it remains to be seen what their starting combination will look like in Week 1, let alone by Week 16.

Provided everyone stays healthy, Rodgers included, the Rams will likely be looking at a different Jets offense that finished second-to-last in total yards per game and fourth-to-last in points per game.

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