By Tyson Rauch

The New York Jets enter Monday night’s game against the Buffalo Bills as a rested team coming off of a bye week. The time off helped strengthen the Jets as several players on offense are back to full speed including wide receivers Eric Decker and Greg Salas along with running back Chris Ivory.

The key for Gang Green will be to maximize their resources on the offensive side of the football as they face a formidable Buffalo defense. The Bills are ranked 7th against the pass, 9th against the run, and 6th in total yards.

Starts with the line

In order for the New York Jets to have any type of success Monday night, the offensive line must perform at a very high level. Left guard Oday Aboushi cannot get overwhelmed run blocking while the right side of the line must remain consistent against the pass rush. If the Jets line can control the battles in the trenches they can then try to establish the running game and the intermediate passing attack.

Spread the ball around

With a healthy Eric Decker in the mix the Jets will have a full arsenal of weapons to attack the Bills defense with. Look for Michael Vick to try and establish Decker early on which will open up plays for Percy Harvin, Jeremy Kerley, and Jace Amaro. Vick should take advantage of Harvin’s speed vertically and Kerley’s ability to make plays out of the slot position.


OL Oday Aboushi (shoulder)

WR Eric Decker (hamstring)

WR Greg Salas (wrist)

RB Chris Ivory (shoulder)

RB Chris Johnson (knee)

WR T.J. Graham (neck)

OL Willie Colon (knee)

C Nick Mangold (shoulder)

LB Antwan Barnes (knee)

DB Darrin Walls (calf)

DB Jaiquawn Jarrett (calf)

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Tyson Rauch is a freelance writer covering all things NFL. His work can be found on


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