A breakdown of another chapter in fierce Jets-Bills rivalry
Sunday October 18
Giants Stadium, E. Rutherford, NJ
Keys to Victory:
1. Make Edwards the main target- The Jets went out and got Braylon Edwards for a reason. Now, with Jerricho Cotchery hobbled by a hamstring injury, that reason becomes even bigger now. Instead of being a complementary target, Edwards will need to be utilized constantly as a possession receiver whom Mark Sanchez will depend upon to keep the chains moving. He presents a good mismatch size-wise against the Bills cornerbacks and the Jets need to exploit that.
2. Take deep shots- With Cotchery out, speedster David Clowney gets pushed into the limelight now. Fortunately, he has the skills and speed to present problems for the Bills' defensive backfield. The Jets will need to loosen up coverage by presenting him as a threat.
1. Shut down Lynch- Marshawn Lynch appears to have reclaimed his role as the Bills' leading rusher and the Jets need to be cognizant of him as he has had some big games against them in the past. NT Kris Jenkins will be actively involved in clogging the rushing lanes to stunt his movement. The linebackers will also need to play off the dge of the line to prevent him from breaking a big run.
2. Concentrate on Evans- The Jets have perhaps the best shutdown cornerback in the league in Darrelle Revis, so he'll take care of Terrell Owens. However, Lee Evans can still present a huge problem for them and they need to recognize that. Expect them to occasionally roll a safety Evans way to close the trap.
Notes: Dustin Keller should get more looks with Cotchery out…..Bills coach Dick Jauron might be coaching his final game if the Bills don't win.
Jets 27, Bills 10
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