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New York Jets (6-9) at Buffalo Bills (5-10)
Aside from this being a divisional matchup, this is a completely meaningless game for these two teams. Both are out of the playoffs by a long shot and both could easily have new Head Coaches and starting quarterbacks next season. I don’t like to make big plays on games involving two teams completely out of the playoff race. There’s just no way to predict what kind of energy either side of going to come out with. Meaningless games should be completely meaningless to bettors. However, if I had to pick a side, I would take the Jets.
The first reason is that I think they’re a better team, but this line doesn’t show it. In fact, at -3.5, it says the Bills are slightly better which isn’t true. The Jets rank 26th in net points per drive, 25th in DVOA, and 25th in weighted DVOA, while the Bills rank 28th, 24th, and 24th respectively. At best, these two teams are even, but we’re getting line value with the Jets using the net points per drive method...
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JETS DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD PREPARED TO SET SAIL TO HONOLULU FOR PRO BOWL. The Jets defensive backfield was well represented when the AFC announced their Pro Bowl roster Wednesday. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie and safety LaRon Landry were named as Pro Bowl reserves after helping the Jets defense rank second in the league against the pass.Cromartie's stellar play as the team'...
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Bills defensive lineman Mario Williams has donated a truck to Marine veterans Sgt. Justin Hunter and his wife, Staff Sgt. Cherie Hunter, through a nonprofit group.
According to the Buffalo News, there have rumors floating around that the Bills will not only fire head coach Chan Gailey, but also part ways with general manager Buddy Nix. Rumors were swirling in NFL circles Saturday that the Buffalo Bills would clean house and fire not only head coach Chan Gailey but General Manager Buddy Nix as well. However, high ranking Bills sources insisted...
With all the importance places on head injuries and concussions in sports over the past few years, all the safety measures in the world don’t help if players aren’t honest about their suffering.
Greg McElroy was sacked 11 times in the Jets’ loss to the Chargers on Sunday, and at some point during the game suffered a concussion — it’s not exactly clear when. McElroy reportedly...
Buffalo Bills defensive end Mark Anderson has been ruled out for Sunday's regular-season finale against the New York Jets.
There were slim hopes the defender would suit up for the first time since injuring his knee during the 45-3 loss to the 49ers in San Francisco in week five, but coach Chan Gailey announced after practice Friday that Anderson would not play.
Rex Ryan’s bravado may have finally got the best of him. The New York Jets head coach has always been extremely confident, in fact, cocky. According to those in the know, if team owner won’t make the changes Rex wants, he should fire Rex. See, Rex isn’t stupid, either. He didn’t say my way or [...]
The Race for Steak continues. Considering how in flux the lines are this week, we are going straight (PK) for week 17. The picks will continue into the playoffs next week as well.
1. Rob Celletti (129-104-7)
2. Chris Gross (121-112-7)
3. Mike Donnelly (118-117-5)
4. Chris Celletti (117-117-6)
5. Joe Caporoso (102-131-7)
Last Week (6-9-1)
Even with a recent report that Jets quarterback Tim Tebow could end up with the Jacksonville Jaguars next season, Arthur Arkush of ProFootballWeekly.com says it’s probably a stretch to believe that he’ll be a Jaguar in 2013.
After doing a little digging, we hear that categorizing his arrival in Jacksonville after the season as imminent is a major stretch.
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If you needed a video to sum up how New York Jets fans feel about their team this season, the below clip should be exhibit A.
Check out this cell phone footage of a Jets fan puking during last weekend's San Diego Chargers game:
(Courtesy of Busted Coverage)
As 2012 comes to an end, I look at the Buffalo Bills season as one that was lost. Their schedule was more challenging than expected, but the team still had the potential to win 9-10 games. Unfortunately poor coaching and quarterback play, as well as an inconsistent defense cost the Bills any chance they had of returning to the postseason.
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