The Jets Got. It. Done.
The day started off a little shaky. Mark Sanchez began the game with a “trying to do too much” sporadic pass that ended up being intercepted. Time to hit the panic button, it looks like the Sanchez of old is still here…But wait, out of nowhere something suddenly clicked.
Sanchez and the offense, which included a mix of Tim Tebow, were able to score at will and routed the Buffalo Bills 48-28. Rookie Stephen Hill had a great debut catching five balls for 89 yards and two touchdowns and Jeremy Kerley caught Sanchez’s other TD pass to go along with his 68-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Although Tebow didn’t complete a pass, he was on the field a good amount and ran the ball five times for 11 yards.
But it wasn’t all about the offense on Sunday. The entire unit was flying around the field right from the start. They just looked hungry. With pressure in his face Ryan Fitzpatrick was forced to make some subpar throws and the Jet’s defensive backs made great plays on the ball. Darrelle Revis, Kyle Wilson, and Antonio Cromartie each had an interception. With a 40-yard return Cromartie was able to take his to the house.
In addition, C.J. Spiller coughed up a ball that the Jets were able to recover. On the scoreboard it may say they gave up 28 points, but in reality the final 3 TDs were scored when the game was well out of reach.
After a question filled preseason in which the first team offense didn’t score a single touchdown they came out and silenced a lot of critics. It’s only one game, but as of right now the New York Jets are leading the NFL in points scored.
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Written by Matt Brody