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Gang Green finally conquers red demon

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Aug 13, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan on the field before a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 13, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan on the field before a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
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In the Jets vs Bills Thursday Night Football matchup, Gang Green finally conquered a red demon that’s been bothering them since 2015 to the tune of 37-31.

It was back in Week 17 of 2015 that the New York Jets were closing in on ending their NFL Playoff drought. The chips were placed where all the Jets had to do was defeat their AFC East rival Buffalo Bills and they’d have a golden ticket to the postseason. As we all know, the Jets lost that day, as were all hopes of them making some serious noise in a season no one expected them to end at 10-6. In the Week 2 Jets vs Bills matchup, it was a game that Gang Green had to win to bring back hope that they were meant to do something meaningful this season and boy, did they deliver.

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In one of the best games so far of the season, the Jets vs Bills game brought a little bit of everything, including of course a ton of frustration as Gang Green almost let this one slip away from them again like last week.

The Jets showed their character and resilience and fought hard to earn their first win of the season to the tune of 37-31. It wasn’t easy and the Jets had some injury scares but at the end of the day, they are back on track to continue the task at hand.

That’s right Jets Nation, they finally conquered a certain red demon that has been plaguing them since last season. It wasn’t easy to get swept by former head coach Rex Ryan who treated every game as if it was a Super Bowl against his ex-employer. He undoubtedly got into the head of his old team and brought the pressure every single opportunity he could. But to start things off in 2016, the Jets finally got the upper hand.

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It’s no secret that to beat Ryan and his Bills sends a loud message to the rest of the NFL.

Sure, the Jets looked sloppy in their season-opener against the Cincinnati Bengals but it doesn’t matter how hard you fall but how fast you get up.

And rise the Jets did. They had an excellent offensive night that could just be a small preview of what awaits throughout the rest of the season.

Beating the Bills proves that not only did they finally get one on Ryan but that it doesn’t matter what team is in front of them, they will fight and do whatever it takes to win.

While their schedule in 2016 is indeed a brutal one, it’s games like this that prove anything is possible, even when you’re seemingly down and out after a tough loss.

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Overall, victory is sweet, especially when it involves finally putting to rest that Ryan and his Bills have the Jets’ number. Now that the Jets have their first win of the season under their belts, it’s time to enjoy this victory but also understand, there is still plenty of football left to play. It’s all about taking this season one game at a time.

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