Sunday, September 22, 2013

Jets Outlast Bills: Sloppy Play On Both Sides Of The Ball

EJ Under Pressure All Day!  Photo Courtesy of
It was another divisional matchup.  The Bills were on the road.  EJ Manuel's first game in hostile territory.  There were many questions going in, many of them were answered by the end of the first half.  The Jets rookie QB, Geno Smith was also a question.  Does Geno have what it takes?  Can he win?  Is Geno better than EJ?  There are many other questions but lets focus on where the Bills go from here.

The Bills started out by losing a close game to the Patriots in week 1.  Then in week 2 they pull out a close win against the Panthers.  Can they do the same against the Jets?  The answer to this question is no.  The Jets pretty much kept the Bills in the game.  They managed a franchise record 18 penalties.  But, at the same time the Bills Defense kept the game close.  But, the secondary also got burned on a few big plays.  They need to tighten this up or its going to be another long season for the fans.

The offense never really got going.  Yes, they managed a pretty good looking drive in the 4th but by then it was a bit too late.  EJ was under pressure all day, getting sacked 8 times.  The play calling looked very predictable and conservative.  Many fans are feeling that they should have opened it up and let EJ learn a bit.  The running game was lack luster except a big run by Fred Jackson, who just may be the Bills starter with CJ Spiller suffering a knee injury.

Now its time to get ready for the Superbowl champions.  The Ravens come to to town next week after blowing out the Houston Texans.  The Bills Defense needs to play better and tighter.  The offense needs to be less predictable.  They also need to protect EJ Manuel.  This kid can not throw the ball if he is laying down.  Here is the key to beating Joe Flacco, pressure him and stop the run.  If you make Joe Flacco beat you with his arm, then you have half the game won.

One final word!  Go Bills!  #BillsMafia

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