Instant Reaction: 3 Up, 3 Down Jets Crush Bills, Keep Rolling Through AFC East

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Didn’t that feel a little too easy? After watching the Jets embarrass the Bills today, it doesn’t say much for Miami and New England that they beat them by one possession. Today was a completely one-sided statement from Jets, who avoided any threat of a trap game and are certainly looking like one of the elite teams in the NFL.

LaDainian Tomlinson was the primary story on offense, as he put on a show with 133 yards on 19 carries and 2 touchdowns, including a highlight reel move on a 26 yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter. I don’t think anybody expected Tomlinson to show this type of speed after the way he looked last year. Shonn Greene also finally got going with 117 yards on 22 carries, in a much needed confidence boosting performance.

Mark Sanchez has made it through 1/4 of the entire season without a single turnover. He put together an efficient performance with 166 yards and 2 more touchdowns, included a well executed double move 41 yard touchdown to Braylon Edwards. Without Santonio Holmes out the first four games, Edwards has stepped up with 3 touchdowns in 4 games.

The Bills offense is putrid, but the Jets still did the job they needed to. Shaun Ellis banged his knee up but is apparently fine. Antonio Cromartie completely took Lee Evans out of the game. Dwight Lowery and James Ihedigbo each had a sack. Bryan Thomas had a nice forced fumble. Nick Folk didn’t let us get too comfortable with him by missing a 30 yard field goal.

The most important thing is that the Jets are 3-0 in the division. Even better news, Santonio Holmes and Calvin Pace will be back next week, likely joined by Darrelle Revis. The Jets get a shot at Brett Favre and the Vikings on Monday night football and our stadium is going to be rocking. A victory is going to put all of that talk about the Jets difficult start to their schedule to rest.

Great teams beat the teams they are supposed to, and the Jets didn’t just beat Buffalo today they put an exclamation point on their first tour through the division marking themselves as the team to beat in the AFC East.

A few fun stats:

  • Dustin Keller is on pace for 20 touchdowns.
  • Mark Sanchez is on pace for 32 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.
  • LaDainian Tomlinson is on pace for over 1300 yards rushing.
  • Braylon Edwards is on pace for 12 touchdowns.

Jets vs. Bills Round 1: 12 Pack Of Predictions

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Jets vs. Bills Round 1: 12 Pack Of Predictions

1. The Jets pass rush is going to pick it up in a big way this week. Taking advantage of a weak offensive line, the Jets will drop Ryan Fitzpatrick at least four times.

2. Fitzpatrick will take his shots down the field and hit a few big plays against Drew Coleman or Kyle Wilson. However, he will turn the ball over with at least one fumble and one interception.

3. I know he has been off to a slow start, but Shonn Greene will have over 60 yards rushing this week. It isn’t anything to get that excited about, but it will be a step in the right direction.

4. Mark Sanchez will complete the first quarter of the 2010 season without a single turnover.

5. Lee Evans is going to score a touchdown, because he always scores a touchdown against the Jets.

6. Inactives – Jamaal Westerman, Wayne Hunter, Darrelle Revis, Kellen Clemens, Calvin Pace, Patrick Turner, Marcus Dixon, Jeff Cumberland

7. Joe McKnight will return a few punts and get 2-3 carries,  as he begins his climb out of the coach’s and fan’s doghouse.

8. I think the Jets will be more committed to the run than they have been the past few weeks. LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene will combine for 35-38 carries, while McKnight and Brad Smith chip in a few also.

9. Mark Sanchez will hit a big play or two down the field but for the most part will work in the short/intermediate passing game. He will throw for just under 200 yards.

10. Nick Folk will miss his first under 60 yard field goal of the year…I just think he is due for one and hopefully he gets it out of the way this week.

11. Trevor Pryce is going to record a sack and Rex Ryan will have some type of comment in his post-game press conference about how Baltimore is foolish for thinking he was done.

12. The Jets are going to avoid the trap game and win 24-13. Buffalo will keep this game interesting into the fourth quarter but will never be able to make the big play to pull ahead, as the Jets eventually put them away.

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  • Saints (-13.5) vs. Panthers
  • 49ers (+7) vs. Falcons
  • Rams (+2.5) vs. Seahawks
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  • Colts (-8.5) vs. Jags
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  • Redskins (+5.5) vs. Eagles
  • Bears (+3.5) vs. Giants
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