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First a few updates:
1. It sounds like there is a decent chance Calvin Pace could play this week and an outside chance Darrelle Revis could suit up. Personally, I think the Jets should be resting Revis until after the bye week. Give him the full six weeks to recover from the hamstring injury, so he is 100 percent for the second half of the season. He needs to be 100 percent for Green Bay and Detroit coming out of the bye. The Jets can survive against Buffalo, Minnesota, and Denver without him. All three teams lack a big time receiver and depth at the position…and yes, I do think Kyle Wilson will eventually learn to turn around when the ball is in the air.
2. Jamaal Westerman is also now banged up and could miss this week, which equals more Vernon Ghoslton at outside linebacker. Wayne Hunter will likely miss his second straight game.
Final Thoughts on Week 3:
Offensive MVP – Dustin Keller – Keller has been rolling since the playoffs started last year, if you count those games he has 6 touchdowns in his last 6 games. It sure looks like he will be the Jets leader in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns unless Santonio Holmes plays outside of his mind for 12 straight games.
Defensive MVP – Brodney Pool – He was quiet all night but made two huge plays in the final minute to clinch the Jets victory, by chasing down Brandon Marshall and reading Miami’s final play to knock the ball away from Anthony Fasano.
They Deserve Some Love Too – Mark Sanchez…The guy has looked like a legit franchise quarterback the past two weeks…LaDainian Tomlinson…Carrying the Jets running game and providing a viable receiving option out of the backfield…Braylon Edwards…On the football field, he blocked very well and made two huge catches…Eric Smith…The Jets best special teams player and currently leads the team in tackles…Brad Smith…Every time he touches the ball, it seems like the Jets get a big play.
Jets vs. Dolphins Round 1: First Look
The Opponent: Those poor, poor Buffalo Bills. The AFC East’s whipping boy is off to a 0-3 start and has already cut the quarterback who won their off-season competition. Regardless, the Bills tend to play above their talent level in AFC East games and were very much in their games against Miami and New England. Ryan Fitzpatrick will take shots down the field at quarterback and the Bills have a quality collection of running backs. We all remember what their secondary did to Mark Sanchez last year.
Buffalo Starters/Key Reserves
- Quarterback: Ryan Fitzpatrick – 20/28, 247 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs
- Running Back: Marshawn Lynch – 33 carries, 156 yards
- Running Back: Fred Jackson – 17 carries, 66 yards, 1 TD
- Running Back: CJ Spiller – 12 carries, 38 yards, 11 receptions, 41 yards, 1 TD
- Fullback: Corey McIntyre – 1 carry, 2 yards
- Wide Receiver: Lee Evans – 9 receptions, 88 yards
- Wide Receiver: Steve Johnson – 9 receptions, 137 yards, 1 TD
- Wide Receiver: Roscoe Parrish – 9 receptions, 152 yards, 1 TD
- Tight End: Jonathan Stupar – 5 receptions, 41 yards
- Tight End: David Nelson – 3 receptions, 22 yards
- Left Tackle: Demetrius Bell
- Left Guard: Andy Levitre
- Center: Geoff Hangartner
- Right Guard: Eric Wood
- Right Tackle: Cornell Green
- Defensive End: Marcus Stroud – 13 tackles
- Nose Tackle: Kyle Williams – 14 tackles, 1 sack
- Defensive End: Dwan Edwards – 15 tackles
- Outside Linebacker: Chris Kelsay – 19 tackles
- Inside Linebacker: Andra Davis – 21 tackles
- Inside Linebacker: Keith Ellison – 16 tackles
- Outside Linebacker: Akin Ayodele – 7 tackles
- Corner: Terrence McGee – 9 tackles
- Corner – Leodis McKlevin – 12 tackles
- Corner: Drayton Florence – 17 tackles
- Safety: Jairus Byrd – 11 tackles
- Safety: Donte Whitner – 21 tackles
- Safety: George Wilson – 9 tackles
- Safety: Bryan Scott – 14 tackles, 1 sack
- Kicker: Rian Lindell – 4/6 FGs
- Punter: Brian Moorman – 43.3 yards per punt
- Kick Return: CJ Spiller – 31.2 yards per return, 1 TD
- Punt Return: Roscoe Parrish – 6.6 per punt return
Key Players – Marshawn Lynch has been Buffalo’s most productive back. CJ Spiller is explosive on offense and special teams. Roscoe Parrish is a big play threat at receiver. Terrence McGee and Leodis McKlevin are athletic corners who can make big plays.
Injuries – Paul Posluszny has been banged up and could miss this game. Calvin Pace could suit up for the Jets and play a somewhat limited role. Darrelle Revis will likely be out for the second straight week, along with Wayne Hunter.
Key Storylines – Can the Jets avoid the trap game? Seeing if the secondary can play better against an average offense. Can Shonn Green finally get going? Calvin Pace’s potential return to the lineup.
Highlights of Bills week three loss
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