Today the Jets are coming off of a bye on a winning streak. The problem is that the Jets have never won two straight games, nor have they lost two straight games. So, in order to keep that winning streak going, here’s what they can do.
1. Run the ball: I know I sound like a broken record but running the football has been key for this NY Jets football team. The Jets are going up against a 22nd ranked Bills rush defense. Get Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell moving. Last time these two running backs played the Bills, they ran for a total of 154yds.
2. Stop the run: The Buffalo Bills are ranked 7th in the league in rushing yards per game at 140.7, with Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller running through other defenses. However, the Jets are 1st in the league in rushing defense at 73.8 rushing yards per game allowed. If the Jets can stop CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson, they’ll be in good shape.
3. Ed Reed makes debut: After signing him off of free agency, the Jets look to have Ed Reed make an impact on their secondary. A secondary that Rex Ryan calls “troubles with the deep ball.” Ed Reed should lock down deep receivers, especially Scott Chandler. The Bills will be without WR Stevie Johnson and WR Robert Woods.
4. Geno and Santonio Holmes connection: Santonio Holmes is returning to the lineup after missing several games with his foot and his hamstring. Holmes has not played a game since week 4 so there may be signs of rust. In order to avoid this, Geno needs to shake off that inconsistency gameplay and look for Holmes down the field. The Bills are ranked 17th in the league in pass defense, so that is something to look out for.
The Jets are 1-3 coming off of the bye and are going against a Bills team who are on a three game losing streak. Jets WR Jeremy Kerley will not be playing due to an elbow injury.
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