By Jordan Aaron
Well, it’s finally here. The end of this gut wrenching, disgusting, putrid, depressing disaster of a season is near. We can now say, “It’s Sunday” and not be afraid of the impending doom that is to come.
Week 17’s matchup against the Bills shouldn’t be too difficult a matchup. Gang Green has had continuous success against Buffalo in the past i.e. week 1 when the final score was 48-28. Well boy have things changed since then? Sanchez had 3 touchdowns.
Shonn Greene had 94 yards and a touchdown. And Stephen Hill held on to a ball. 7 receivers were thrown to that day. Today, we would be thankful to have 7 good receivers to throw to. But ranting time is over.
This week should be entertaining. Two mediocre teams – if that will get to play each other. Regardless of these passed few weeks, and not having a passing touchdown in 3 weeks, the Jets have a new quarterback. His name is Jeremy Kerly. I would like to see more of that wildcat from last week. Did anyone else see that bomb to Clyde Gates? Wow! That could be the little trick that gets us by the Bills.
I would also like to see better ball protection by Mark Sanchez. Sanchez has obviously been a turnover machine. The defense has to continue to show its dominance. It has been amazing these last few weeks, but again, the offense has to give these guys a rest. They need time to relax in between possessions. This means no more 3 and outs every other possession.
The Bills are a decent team. They are more or less a punching bag for better teams – not that I am saying the Jets are too much better. Ryan Fitzpatrick is not terrible, but he can be a tad sporadic when it comes to making big plays.
The defense needs to use this to their advantage. C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson can pose as threats in the run game, so the Jets need to keep their eyes on the running game. C.J. Spiller specifically needs to be watched with his back-to-back 100-yard games and his 169-yard game in Week 1 against the Jets.
My Pick: The Jets 14-11. I hate picking the Jets every week because they fail me, and it makes me feel like a sellout. But the truth is that the Jets have been playing teams that they could easily beat. The Bills are not a good team, but the Jets haven’t been playing much better. Get ready for a messy game.
Player to watch: Jeremy Kerly. He has done some really good things this year. Keep your eyes pealed for him today because he may do more than make a few nice catches. He might be a huge playmaker out of the wildcat.