The St. Louis Rams will face a Jets team short on starters this Friday, in their preseason opener. Four of the Jets key starters will sit out this game. NT Kris Jenkins (strained calf, injured on the second day of camp), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), C Nick Mangold (knee), and RT Damien Woody (head) will all spend Friday's game on the sidelines.
Last season the Jets had one of the league's best running games - 5th best with a 15% DVOA according to Football Outsiders - evidenced by a 1300+ yard, 13 TD season from Thomas Jones. But let's face it, you and I might have had a 1,000 season running through lanes opened up by Mangold, G Alan Faneca and FB Tony Richardson. Richardson could also miss this game with a hip pointer.