Without Jackson, the Redskins have not had many explosive plays, ranking 24th in the NFL with only 13 pass plays of 20 yards or more, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Last year, Jackson led the NFL with 13 catches of at least 40 yards.
You can't underestimate left tackle Trent Williams' loss because of the way he moves and can block in space. The Redskins ran a screen last week in which they faked to one side, then threw back to the other and Williams threw a key block. Few tackles could have made that play.
Washington's defense also will try to post three or more sacks for three consecutive games for the first time since doing so six straight games in Weeks 4-10 of the 2009 season. The unit will also try to notch multiple takeaways in three consecutive contests for the first time since Weeks 15-17 of the 2013 season.
The defense is largely intact with the exception of CB Chris Culliver. The pressure will be on the defense to get the job done. DE Jason Hatcher and NT Terrance Knighton said during the week that they were looking forward to going up against the straight-ahead power running scheme of the Jets after chasing Devonta Freeman in the zone stretch against the Falcons last week. If they can do their part and bottle up Chris Ivory it will be tough for Ryan Fitzpatrick to beat them.