Originally posted on Buffalo Wins  |  Last updated 11/5/11


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, still rings in my head (44% completion and only 128 yards). However, I think things are different. I think this will be a slugfest. I think the key for this game is Fred Jackson. With the Jets having the 25th ranked run defense and me not being confident about Stevie going 1-on-1 with Revis, Jackson needs a huge game. Look for a ton of screen plays to slow down the Jets pass rush. It will be close. BTW, F#$K THE JETS! I'm so ready for this game. I'm at the point that if we win, I may go outside of my apartment with a F#$K J-E-T-S shirt and see if I can pick a fight.

Brandon: Bills, 23-20. This is a really tough one for me to call and I'm going against my gut feeling here, but I'll pick the Bills to win it at home this week. The keyword there for me is home. Without home-field advantage, I don't think the Bills win simply because the Jets' defense has the ability to completely shut down the Bills' offense. But at home, I expect the crowd will play a huge factor, especially with this whole "white out" promotion. It'll be essential for the Bills to establish a lead early and force Mark Sanchez into making a few bad turnovers. I expect Freddy Jackson to have a big game. Fitzpatrick threw for under 150 yards in the game against them last year so the ground game will be important with Revis in the Jets' secondary. Stevie Johnson will be locked down so David Nelson and Scott Chandler will need to come up big. Tim Graham was saying the other day how the Jets defense is designed so that it forces the opposing team to throw towards Revis, even if they don't want to. I found that particularly intriguing and is why I think Jackson will have to have a big game for the Bills to win. Ultimately, I think they will. Sanchez just simply isn't that good and the game will come down to whoever wins the turnover battle. I have the Bills winning it on a field goal. We're in for a treat in what is without a doubt the biggest game to date for this team.

 

Mark: Bills, 21-14: Biggest game at The Ralph in many years and our plucky, lovable boys will pull out a huge win. Jets have a good defense so we won't pile on the points, but their offense isn't terribly impressive so I think our D will fare okay against them. A close one until the end with the Bills winning on a late Fitz to Stevie TD. This is going to be fun!

Mike: Bills, 20-17.  What a performance by the defense last week - did the coaching staff figure a few things out during the bye week? Was it moving Marcell Dareus to nose tackle?  Are the Redskins simply that terrible?  Probably a combination of all three, I suppose.  The Jets are not what I would consider a top-notch offense, so the Bills have a great opportunity to build on what they were able to do last week.  On the other side of the ball, the Jets have struggled to stop the run at times and the Bills have Fred Jackson, who is playing the best football of his career.  I rather like that match-up.

Shelby: Bills, 31-20. I think it's going to be a whole lot of offensive and a hot mess on the defensive side for both teams, but the Bills will come out on top.

Something you can tell your buddies at the bar or a girl who you are trying to keep interested in the game:

  • The last time the Bills beat the Jets in Buffalo was 2007. It was also Trent Edwards first career start.
  • The last time the Bills wore home whites was opening day against the Jets in 1986. It was also Jim Kelly's first start. (Note: Look for CBS to air footage of this.)
  • The last time a Bills QB went over 300 yards against the Jets was week 3 during the 2006 season (JP).
  • In the two games they played last year, who was the Bills leading rusher? Ryan Fitzpatrick. 
  • David Nelson caught 4 passes for 75 yards last year in the first meeting against NY.
  • The Bills have the 2nd most interceptions in the NFL against Mark Sanchez (5), which all came in one game.
  • Dareus vs. Mangold. We will see how #99 fairs against an elite interior presence.
  • Aaron Maybin only needs two more sacks to eclipse Erik Flowers' career total.
  • The most yards Fred Jackson rushed for in a game against the Jets was 52 yards.
  • Frank Reich is the only QB to start for the Bills and Jets
  • Mark Sanchez has been on the cover of 32 magazines. (Alright, I made that up)

 

-Can you imagine if this guy was our QB in Buffalo?-

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