The Jets haven’t played a regular season game since Jan.1, but that is going to change Sunday when the Buffalo Bills make a visit to MetLife Stadium. There are many people who hold the belief that the Jets took a step backward in the offseason and we’ll see soon enough.
The facts tell you the Jets have won 32 games the past three seasons. What if you were told on Jan. 2, 2012 that the Jets were going to make a major deal, shipping WR Plaxico Burress, RB LaDainian Tomlinson, S Jim Leonhard and RT Wayne Hunter in exchange for QB/Specialist
Somebody has to help me out with this whole problem that the Jets did not run the Wildcat attack in the summer. Maybe we just selfishly wanted to see it all in game action, but why in the world would you do that? Shoot maybe somebody in here could make a PDF of the playbook and make it available online for everyone to take a look.
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about the keys to the game:
Control the Fearsome Bills Front 4
Don’t just focus on the expected matchup of LDE Mario Williams vs. RT
Can Sanchez Exploit Green Corners
It goes without saying that the Jets have to establish the run game, but can they make the Bills corners pay on the outside? We have heard nothing but glowing reports about Stephon Gilmore out of Buffalo and it will be interesting to see if the Bills first round pick can stick with
Continue Defensive Dominance
The Jets have won the past five in this series and they’ve been physically dominant in those meetings. Frankly the Jets have been a tougher team than the Bills and they’ve improved in the physicality department with the safety pair of LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell. I have a sneaky feeling
Force a Special Teams Stalemate
The Jets might not have many kickoff return opportunities because John Potter is B-Lo’s kickoff specialist and he had an 85% touchback rate in the preseason.
Potential Jets X Factors
QB/Specialist Tim Tebow, CB/WR/KR
Potential Bills X Factors
WR T.J. Graham, OLB Nick Barnett and S Jarius Byrd