Found November 06, 2011 on Yahoo! Sports:
The New York Jets' back-to-basics formula -- smashmouth defense and running the ball -- has them firmly back in the AFC East playoff race at midseason. The Jets forced three turnovers, including Jim Leonhard's recovery of Fred Jackson's fumble that set up LaDainian Tomlinson's 1-yard plunge early in the second half of a 27-11 win over the Buffalo Bills.

Leonhard Knows the Jets Must Be Focused to Beat Wounded Patriots

With the Patriots reeling from two straight losses, Jim Leonhard was asked by the Star-Ledger’s Jenny Vrentas about their upcoming opponent, and their hard luck of late. “It happens. They’re not invincible,” safety Jim Leonhard said. “They’re a great football team, but they’ve got beat by some pretty good football teams, as well. So I don’t think they’re going to...

Transcript: Leonhard, Maybin, Mangold 11/7

New York Jets S Jim Leonhard, 11.7 On what this week is like knowing they are tied for first in the AFC East… We’ve known all along that it’s going to come down to November and December. We had our rough patch earlier this year, but we came out of it and now everything’s in front of us. We know we need to play well. They are who they are. They’re a great football team...

Leonhard Takes a Dig at Ryan’s Film Career

Jets safety Jim Leonhard gave Rex Ryan some gentle ribbing after learning about his role in an upcoming Adam Sandler movie: My reaction is that any time they put an amateur into a movie they just give him an easy role, something that’s natural to them. I think it’s pretty obvious over the last couple years he’s proven to be a big Patriots fan, a big Tom Brady fan and (Bill...

Jets' L.T. downplays Bills' revival before Sunday showdown

LaDainian Tomlinson is not impressed by the "same old" Buffalo Bills. "They try to play that pretty ball," he said. "We play physical."

L.T. calls Buffalo ‘Same Bills’

Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson usually has a pre-game speech for his teammates and did so again Sunday. In that speech he referred to their division rival as the ‘Same Bills’ indicating that they would handle them as they did in five of the past six meetings. Tomlinson explained what he meant to Newsday after the game. “The team we are, we felt like our matchup against them has...

Jets bury Bills in crucial division game

ORCHARD PARK — The Jets’ back-to-basics formula — smashmouth defense and running the ball — has them firmly back in the AFC East playoff race at midseason. The Jets forced three turnovers, including Jim Leonhard’s recovery of Fred Jackson’s fumble that set up LaDainian Tomlinson’s 1-yard plunge early in the...

Jets make a statement without running their mouths

LaDainian Tomlinson was still standing on the sidelines with the clock ticking toward 0:00 when he began thinking...

Staff Predictions: Bills vs. Jets

Joe: Bills, 17-14. I still worry about the Bills defense against the Jets offense. In the last four meetings, the Bills defense has allowed an average of 250 yards a game on the ground against the Jets. It didn't matter if it was LT, Thomas Jones, Joe McKnight, Greene or Blair Thomas. We sucked. Also, Fitz's struggles against the Jets in the first meeting last year...

TOJ Roundtable Week 9 – Jets/Bills Predictions

Joe Caporoso: Check the 12 Pack TJ Rosenthal: Jets Win If – They stop Fred Jackson. The Bills offense can be contained in the air for two reasons. First, their WR combo of Stevie Johnson and David Nelson won’t stand a chance to Darrelle Revis should the Jets choose to lock either one of them up. The Bills TE Scott Chandler has 6 TD’s but has been targeted just 18 times...

Midseason All-Pro for Fred & Wood

Bills RB Fred Jackson and C Eric Wood have both been selected for the Pro Football Weekly Midseason All-Pro team. Here is the team they’ve chosen. Those players with asterisks were unanimous selections for the Midseason All-Pro team. Offense QB Aaron Rodgers/Packers* RB Adrian Peterson/Vikings RB Fred Jackson/Bills FB Vonta Leach/Ravens* WR Steve Smith/Panthers WR Calvin Johnson...

NFL Week 9 Preview

                Season Record: 78-37 Season Against the Spread: 35-32 Some technical difficulties prevented us from getting our preview up, but here it is see how well we did. We also preview Monday Night Football. Can Vick and his Eagles crew continue their hot streak? We’ll see! Need fantasy help? Don’t know who to start, who to drop? Tweet me at @Reh_Lakhani Monday...
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