It wasn’t the result they wanted. With the NY Jets falling to the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 45-30 on Thursday Night Football this past week, the Jets look to rebound with a difficult opponent in the Buffalo Bills set to fly south to East Rutherford.
The Bills, who just recently lost to the now 2-6 Jacksonville Jaguars, are not going to be happy campers when trotting down to MetLife Stadium to take on the Jets this coming Sunday.
This is a game where the Jets traditionally lay down and take a classic beating from a team that was beaten down even more the week before. But, as we’ve seen with this Robert Saleh-coached squad, it may be hard to get the Jets to willingly tap out.
As we’ve seen time and time again throughout this season, the Jets tend to stick around with the more worthy opponents (Tennessee, Cincinnati). Against the lesser opponents, well, let’s just say they couldn’t make it to the field that day (Broncos, Patriots).
The Jets were able to be up a solid first-half performance against Buffalo, dating back to Week 7 of last year. The final score of 18-10 was indicative of how well the Jets performed throughout the contest.
As long as New York can contain Josh Allen to the pocket, this one may be closer than many are anticipating.
The NY Jets have a chance to beat one of the AFC's best teams in Week 10
The Bills, who are considered one of the ‘juggernauts’ of the AFC this season, are set to waltz into New Jersey with a revitalized attitude.
After dropping their Week 9 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Bills are in need of a bounce-back victory against a Jets team that is in need of any sense of victory at all.
The Bills' defense hosts the likes of Pro-Bowl cornerback Tre’Davious White, along with an established safety tandem in Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde.
Fourth-year quarterback Josh Allen has taken the league by storm ever since demonstrating his ability to lead the Bills to two playoff appearances in back-to-back seasons since entering the league back in 2018.
With seventh-year All-Pro wide receiver Stefon Diggs in Allen’s arsenal, the Jets’ secondary will certainly need to be on their feet when facing a Bills’ offense that has the ability to expose opposing secondary's.
The Jets should look to establish a run game early and often against a Bills’ pass-rush that could potentially be caught off-guard by the untimely rushing attack.
With first-year running back Michael Carter coming into his own over these past few weeks, the Jets may have no choice but to get Carter more involved on both running and passing downs moving forward.
It’ll be intriguing to see how the Jets match up against a team like the Bills, as we said before, this is a game where the Jets traditionally roll over and take a classic beating.
But it isn’t without mentioning that the Jets have been able to stick around with some of the best competition that the league has to offer through 10 weeks of the season.
It’ll be “so Jets” if New York were to head out at home and put on a show for the green and white faithful.
Only time will tell if Robert Saleh and his staff can right ship that is the Jets’ organization, but beating a Bills team that has the reputation of being an AFC powerhouse through their first four years with Allen at the helm would be a solid start.