Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/10/12

Buffalo Bills @ New York Jets

NYJ 48 BUF 28


The New York Jets offense looked down right awful in the preseason, so awful that the first team offense didn't score a single touchdown. Neither did the second string offense for that matter. This was not the case on Sunday afternoon as the offense put up 34 points with a touchdown coming on an interception return and another on a punt return. I guess the "vanilla" offense that the Jets said they were using in preseason isn't so far-fetched now. 

Mark Sanchez played well throwing for 266 yards and three touchdowns.Tim Tebow was a non-factor in his wildcat a.k.a. "wild-Tim" offense (5 rushes 11 yards 0 pass attempts).

Shonn Greene got plenty of carries as promised gaining 94 yards on 27 attempts and rushing it in for a touchdown. A game that could be warranted as a good start after giving you 15 points

The rookie wide receiver out of Georgia Tech, Stephen Hill, looked impressive in his debut hauling in five receptions for 89 yards and two touchdowns, shutting our mouth on the bad start tag. Santonio Holmes stayed with his middle of the road start putting up four receptions for 68 yards and no touchdowns. TCU's Jeremy Kerley  also had a strong showing catching four passes for 45 yards 1 touchdown, he also had a 68 yard punt return, making him relevant in return yardage leagues as well.

Dustin Keller seemed invisible only bringing in one catch for seven yards as the Jets operated more out of three-wide-sets than usual. 

Buffalo Bills were hit hard by the injury bug yet again on Sunday. Much like 2011 the Bills are already becoming short handed. The offense struggled early against a good New York Jet pass defense, throwing three interceptions in the game. With a banged-up no. 1 receiver and the youth of the rest of the group the Bills struggled in the passing game throughout.

Ryan Fitzpatrick was true to his bad start tag throwing for only 195 yards, three touchdowns to go along with three interceptions.

Fred Jackson went down early with a knee injury that is being called a sprained LCL and is out at least four weeks. A big blow to Jackson owners who didn't pick up Spiller. C.J. Spiller exploded after Jackson went down and took full advantage of his opportunity once again running wild for 169 yards on 14 attempts and a touchdown. He also caught two passes for 25 yards.

Stevie Johnson was clearly hampered by his lingering groin problem but was able to come up with a garbage time touchdown, catching four balls for 55 yards and one touchdown. David Nelson suffered an ACL tear and is out for the season, a big blow to the receiving core as he was their best slot man. Donald Jones will now likely be moved to the slot and had five receptions for 41 yard and a touchdown.

Scott Chandler did his best impression of last season where he started the season off popping up on everyone's radar after the first few weeks. Chandler hauled in four catches for 38 yards and that all important touchdown.



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