Obviously the Bills have struggled this season but as shown here, they are still very capable of taking advantage of great field position and taking advantage of their redzone trips. The call to Brad Smith was a great and creative play call in the redzone that is to be commended. The Jets usually are guilty of getting fooled with smart creative plays and the Bills have nothing to lose, so look for them to hit the Jets with every thing they have.
How Do The Jets Attack That Bills Defense and Contain Their Offense?
Mark Sanchez is the Jets starting QB this week so things may get interesting very fast for the Jets and Bills and what that means? I’m NOT sure seeing as though this Jets team has looked immensely different every week this entire season. The Jets will be without WR Stephen Hill who went off for 3 TDs in the week 1 meeting with the Bills and will most likely be without TE Dustin Keller who actually missed the first meeting. Keller is suffering from a high ankle sprain that has kept him out the last 2 weeks. Newly re- aquired WR Braylon Edwards who made his Jets debut AGAIN on Monday night vs the Titans saw limited action vs the Chargers and is suffering from a hamstring injury that has kept him from practicing and his status is currently questionable for the Bills game. So it looks like the Jets will once again be down to minimal weapons, nothing new for Sanchez but of course not good for Sanchez considering he’ll be looking to redeem himself in anyway possible to give management SOMETHING to ponder on with this last start of the season.
So for the purpose of simplicity we’ll assume that the Jets WRs will be the same corp that Sanchez has had to struggle with the entire season, a corp that’s led by talented WR Jeremy Kerley. Bills have a solid pass defense led by talented Safety Jarius Byrd. The Bills come into the game ranked a respectable 13th vs the pass, so I’d would imagine that it may be difficult for the Jets to find rhythm through the air. Not impossible but difficult nonetheless.
Last week vs the Dolphins, the Bills pass defense surrendered 2 passing TDs, BOTH to RB Reggie Bush and both catches were good passes but great catches by an immensely talented RB. So its hard to get on the Bills pass defense TOO much for giving up the TD passes but gotta call a spade a spade right? The Bills also come into this game ranked 32nd, yep DEAD last vs the run, so it’s not really hard to see how the Jets will attack them. Expect a heavy dose of Shonn Greene and Blial Powell on Sunday as the film suggests that the Bills struggles vs the run aren’t just a mis-leading statistical numbers thing but in fact a legit problem that consist of consistent miss tackles by defensive backs who also seem to find themselves out of position more times than not.
Jets will go heavy with the run game vs the Bills which will open the passing game up for Mark Sanchez and the passing offense, whether Sanchez and the passing game take advantage of it is a story all on its own.
The Jets defense, though struggled at times this season, has been somewhat very consistent in their solid play. The pass defense has been one of the bright spots of the team, along with the recent stellar play of Defensive Tackles/Defensive End Quinton Coples and Muhammad Wilkerson,who have both been on a tear as of late. Week one saw Darrelle Revis matched up vs Stevie Johnson, this week Johnson will command the attention of another Pro-Bowl CB in Antonio Cromartie who has been playing on another level all season. Look for Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to test the entire Jets secondary considering this is the last game of the season and they have nothing to lose.
Jets will have to contain RB CJ Spiller who is capable of breaking one at any given moment and did so vs the Jets week 1. Look for the Bills to go heavy with their talented RB in Spiller and take CONSISTENT shots vs the Jets pass defense.