The Jets (5-5) became the NFL’s first team to alternate wins and losses through the first 10 games of the season.
Neither cares to be drawn into discussions regarding which of the first two quarterbacks selected in the draft is off to a better start.
Certainly it is a comfortable situation, Ed Reed is reunited with Rex Ryan and Dennis Thurman from their days together in Baltimore, and Reed in a defense in which he fits like a glove.
Gang Green should return to their ground and pound ways against the Buffalo Bills.
Ugly. Sloppy. And, Rex Ryan will take it.
On Sunday, the attention will again be on the first two quarterbacks drafted, when the Bills (1-1) and Jets (1-1) square off. It’s the 106th game in the series, and the first featuring a pair of rookie starting QBs.
The battle between Jets rookie Geno Smith and first-year Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel has garnered most of the headlines. But for New York, this game will be all about stopping Mario Williams.
Who will win the shootout between E.J. Manuel and Geno Smith? Will Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine get revenge against his former team?
Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel called in to talk some football this morning and ended up settling an in-house fantasy baseball dispute that our boy Tommy Lugauer wishes didn’t make it to the air.
Dominated by linemen and defensive players, the draft lacked the name recognition and flair that skill position players bring. That doesn’t mean this year’s rookie quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, and tight ends won’t make an impact.
Will the Jets consider a quarterback such as West Virginia’s Geno Smith or Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib so high in the first round? Or with an eye on the future, might they consider Mike Glennon or Florida State’s EJ Manuel in the second round?
As crazy as it sounds – although I did predict it in my season preview – the University of Connecticut has won the Big East conference and clinched their first ever BCS bowl berth.
The Virginia Tech Hokies turned their season around with 11 straight victories, culminating in Tyrod Taylor’s four-touchdown performance Saturday night as No. 12 Virginia Tech beat No. 20 Florida State 44-33 for its third Atlantic Coast Conference title in four years.