Sep 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) stands up after a hard hit against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Early Week 3 Prediction: New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills


So far through the first two games the Jets have held opposing offenses of Tampa Bay and New England in check, while being dominant at times. This coming Sunday the Jets will face a test of Buffalo, who is building confidence coming off a late game come-from-behind win over Carolina. The good news is that historically through the Rex Ryan era, the Jets have pretty much dominated the Bills. The Bills new coaching staff and quarterback will try to see things change. I see things returning to the old Jets trouncing Buffalo that we’ve usually seen the last four years.

Everyone will be back from injury excluding Mark Sanchez. This will be the first time through the preseason that was missing Santonio, that we will see the full Jets team on display. Jeremy Kerley should be back from his concussion on Sunday giving the Jets three solid wide receivers to play with for the first time since last season. Stephen Hill, even with his drops has 10 catches through two games, and I look for the Jets to spread the ball and the field with Hill, Holmes, and the reliable Jeremy Kerley. This will also open up the underneath and seam routes for Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Winslow Jr. All in all, of any game this year, I would look for this to be the coming out party for the new Marty Mornhinweg passing attack. If there is a three touchdown, 300 yard game, this should be it for Geno Smith.

Also, if you haven’t heard the news already Quinton Coples is back and practicing this week. This will be his coming out game this season as well. Although they may try to limit his snaps in his first game back since an ankle fracture, he should easily play 30+ snaps rotating in and out with Antwan Barnes and Calvin Pace. If you consider how dominant the defensive line has been against the run already against the run, you must also consider how dominant it can be against the pass with Coples coming in on passing downs and getting a four man rush to put pressure on E.J. Manuel.

The one player that has given New York problems is C.J. Spiller, as his speed has led to some long runs against Jets defenses in the past. Although I will admit I am biased, I expect to see this game being out of reach by the second or third quarter in the Jets favor. Smith tosses touchdowns to Holmes, Hill, and Cumberland. For Buffalo, C.J. Spiller breaks a long touchdown run. Final score NY Jets 31 – Buffalo Bills 13.

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  • bills

    what a joke of an article… You would have been blown out by NE if any of their receivers caught the ball… oh and they had no amendola. Your an idiot

    • Vincent Hall

      As I stated to the other Bills fan, the the Jets have the Bills number. Even last year where the Jets imploded towards the end of the season, they began the season by putting up 48 points on the Bills. I think 31 is a reasonable assessment. A lot of short quick easy throws to start the game featuring Kerley and possibly Holmes, and then a lot of switching in and out of Ivory and Powell, and I think the time of possession much like the score will be in the Jets favor. Again, if you don’t believe me that is fine, just look at the 6 wins the Jets have over Buffalo the last 4 years.

      • nic

        Dude, you’re once again cherry picking your examples to make a biased point and are demonstrating that you’ve watched zero film on the opponent. We killed you guys at the Ralph in December — it was ugly. We now have a linebacker who can cover the flats. And no kidding you’ll win TOP — if you didn’t, that would be a problem for us. We have the fastest tempo offense in the league right now by design (which showed its effectiveness against Carolina by confusing the heck out of them). The fact you don’t even know that belays your ignorance.

    • Paul Newbold

      Hang in there pal. The Bills might have actually found a real quarter back for a change, and they have definitely improved their pass rush. I like your passion for your team, but there is no need to come onto this site and be abusive towards Jets fans and the author of the article. He is a passionate fan as well. Enjoy the game.

  • nic

    Yeah, you may be the only person (even in the deluded universe of Jets fans) that is predicting a blowout here. Hmmm…lets see. You guys gave up 4 sacks to NE, the Bills gave up zero. And the Bills have arguably one of the most aggressive front 7 in the league, which put Newton on his back 6 times last week. Meanwhile, Geno has shown he’s clueless under pressure. So, yeah, good luck with that prediction. I wouldn’t take it to Vegas if I were you.

    • Vincent Hall

      Well, I’m glad to see the Bills still have fans. I base my article on the 6-2 record the Jets have posted on Bills the last 4 years. Of 6 wins 3 have been by 20 or more, 1 by over 30. I will say the Bills are a better team then they were last year, but I don’t see this one being close.

      • nic

        Yeah, why actually put some real analysis into it that touches on any of the extremely valid points I posted above? Or the fact that we completely dominated you guys last time we faced off? You’re analysis is so one-dimensional that it’s not even worth debating anymore. It’s like saying “It rained out yesterday, so I predict thunderstorms today, tomorrow and every day, forever.”

    • Paul Newbold

      I agree the the Bills have been aggressive in their pass rush, I enjoyed watching them batter Brady as well. But Jet fans aren’t delusional, passionate yes, but not delusional. It’ll be an interesting game to watch, with two rookie quarterbacks, and some good match ups. The fact that Rex will be facing his old defensive coach will make it an interesting match up as well, they know each other quite well.

      • nic

        As a life long Bills fan, I can say that “deluded,” “delusional,” and “passionate” are all adjectives that can be applied to both of our fan bases from time to time. The sober assessment of Sunday’s game is this: Have some Xanax handy, as it’s probably going to be a low-scoring, sloppy offensive performance for both teams. I think you guys have some match-up issues, but Rex’s craftiness will likely balance that out. But for either side to predict a blow-out based solely on past performances (we could do the same — Jets fielded a JV performance at the Ralph last year) isn’t exactly sage analysis. I agree with you — will be a good match-up Sunday, and hopefully for years to come!

  • Piazza31nyj

    I think the jets will win but the score will be 20-17 or 17-14.
    The Bills won’t be able to pull off a victory with their awful secondary. The Jets will contain Spiller and force Manuel into 3rd and long. I do think Stevie Johnson will have 100 yards receiving as usual against the jets.

    • Vincent Hall

      It’s hard to contain Spiller when your defense gives a lot of zero looks, or one deep safety looks. If Spiller breaks a containment on even one run, he will be off to the races, which I think will happen at least once. Again, I don’t think this is a close game as the Jets defense is superior to anything the Bills have faced in games 1 or 2.

      • Taylor

        What leads you to believe that the Jets can score 31 on the Bills?

  • Paul Newbold

    I believe the Jets can pull this one out, it’ll be a good test for Geno Smith. The Bills pass rush is much improved (they bounced Brady around like a ping pong ball). Its true their secondary is suspect, but a good pass rush can hide a weak secondary and they have been bringing that. The Jets Offensive line needs to improve to handle the rush and give Geno time. Manuel improved in Game 2, looking poised and confident, The Jets need to bring a rush after him, and our secondary needs to capitalize on his rookie mistakes. It should be an interesting game, one the Jets should win, but I’d be hesitant to say it’ll be a blow out. Go Jets!

    • nic

      Two things for you guys to watch on our end: 1) McKelvin – Dude has finally been playing like the CB1 we drafted him to be, but he can always revert back to his old self. 2) EJ has been a stud in the pocked and impossible to knock down, but I worry he is finally due to have a “rookie performance.” This could be the game it happens. Sunday is going to come down to how those two perform, whether you can contain CJ and if Geno stops making dumb plays under pressure. Agree it will be close and is anyone’s game.

  • nic

    I’m coming back to eat humble pie, although I don’t supposed I have to, as the score wasn’t a blow out. But it should have been, and your prediction was sadly right. I’m tired of this f-ing team laying eggs on your turf. My apologies for such a garbage performance. Hopefully one day our organization will pull it’s sh$# together and we’ll have a competitive AFC East again. Until then, let’s hope the Pat’s implode in week 1 of the playoffs this year.