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New York Jets Versus Buffalo Bills: 2014 Week Eight Wrap-Up

October 29th, 2014 at 7:11 PM
By Peter Schifani

The New York Jets came back home to MetLife Stadium after 10 days off to face another division rival, the Buffalo Bills. Unfortunately, Geno Smith threw three interceptions in the first quarter and Michael Vick fumbled twice while also throwing a pick of his own. The Jets played from behind all day long and lost 43 to 23.

First Quarter:

The Jets would go three and out on the first possession despite a nice return by Percy Harvin on the opening kick-off. When the Bills had gotten down to the Jets 11 yard line, both Calvin Pace and Quinton Coples combined for an unblocked sack of Kyle Orton. On the next play, though, the Bills would score first on an Orton pass to Woods over corner Antonio Allen. A few plays into their next drive, Geno Smith was picked by Stephon Gilmore on a pass meant for Harvin. The very next series would end the same way, as Preston Brown intercepted a pass in front of Jeff Cumberland. Aaron Williams picks Geno on a second down play on the next possession as he overthrew Eric Decker, but he made the touchdown saving tackle at the one yard line. Orton threw to Lee Smith for the touchdown one play later to put the Bills up 14 to 0. Michael Vick would come in on the ensuing drive and run for a first down on third down to keep a drive going beyond three plays. After a fumble by Chris Ivory and recovery by Vick, he found Jace Amaro to get down to the Bills 44 yard line. Two plays later, Vick targeted Decker for eight yards, then handed the ball to Ivory on a pitch. Ivory got the first down and then some to the 29 yard line. Jeremy Kerley got involved and caught a pass down to the 10 yard line to set them up in the red zone.

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Michael Vick to Start at Quarterback for New York Jets Against Kansas City Chiefs

October 27th, 2014 at 9:26 PM
By Mario Scipioni

After eight games, the New York Jets have decided that it is time for a change. Head coach Rex Ryan has announced that Michael Vick will be starting at quarterback this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

This decision comes as no surprise given Geno Smith's recent struggles. In eight starts this season, the second-year quarterback has completed 56.2 percent of his passes for 1,370 yards, seven touchdowns, and ten interceptions. Smith has also had five multi-turnover games so far in 2014. With poor performances occurring over and over again, the coaches have seen enough from Smith and want him to see the game from another perspective.

Vick has made a few appearances so far this season and will be making his first start in a year. It is clear that having a player of Vick's talent spices things up for the Jets and brings a spark to the team. His experience, speed, and ability to still pass the ball well should create more scoring opportunities for the Jets and give them better chances to win games. His familiarity with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg can only help.

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New York Jets Quarterbacks Foul up, Bleep, and Blunder Against the Buffalo Bills

October 27th, 2014 at 12:03 AM
By Andrew Goldstein

(sigh)

Look, there's really not a lot to say at this point. I mean, what would you say about the unadulterated embarrassment that took place this past Sunday if you were me? The New York Jets have certainly lost games before this one, and they'd already practically eliminated themselves from playoff contention. But even that didn't make their 43-23 loss to the Buffalo Bills any less of an affront to sound football than it was. Things were especially bad at the quarterback position, where Michael Vick and Geno Smith served as the Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels of Dumb And Dumber: Jets’ Edition. In fact, that's probably giving Smith and Vick more credit than they deserve; some of the stuff that these two pulled against the Bills might have even been too awful to be topped by a dramatization. Let me take you through some of the low points for the now 1-7 Jets before my scheduled midnight lobotomy hopefully wipes every one of them from my brain. We're gonna start with the lower of the two…..

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New York Jets Versus Buffalo Bills: 2014 Week Eight Injury Report

October 26th, 2014 at 11:55 AM
By Peter Schifani

The New York Jets are coming off six straight loses in the toughest stretch they have had in the Rex Ryan era. They are home today versus another division rival in the Buffalo Bills and will be wearing all green (jerseys and pants) in the hopes of breaking that losing streak.

New York Jets Inactives:

DT T.J. Barnes, OG Dakota Dozier, LB Ikemefuna Enemkpali, OL Wesley Johnson, WR Walter Powell, LB Trevor Reilly (knee), WR Greg Salas (wrist/ankle)

Probable: (75% or greater chance of playing)

LG Oday Aboushi (shoulder), CB Phillip Adams (groin), OLB Antwan Barnes (knee), RG Willie Colon (knee), WR Eric Decker (hamstring), ILB David Harris (shoulder), RB Chris Johnson (ankle), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), RB Bilal Powell (foot), CB Darrin Walls (knee)

Questionable: (50-50)

LB Trevor Reilly (knee), WR Greg Salas (wrist/ankle)

Doubtful: (25% or less chance of playing)

none

We shall see how much the new "toy" on offense and special teams, Percy Harvin, will be used in this game, especially with Walter Powell inactive. Hopefully, he can create some matchup issues to allow other receivers to get open. Perhaps the running game can benefit from the addition of Harvin as well.

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New York Jets’ Jeremy Kerley Believes in Geno Smith, Thinks Percy Harvin Will Make Him Better

October 24th, 2014 at 3:33 PM
By Mario Scipioni

Jeremy Kerley is certainly a fan favorite among New York Jets fans. He made his fans very happy by signing a four-year extension with the team this week. What he said to the press about his new deal and his new teammate should make them even prouder.

When asked why he got his new deal done now instead of testing free agency, Kerley responded with four words that will really make a statement to Jets fans. "I like Geno [Smith]," said the four-year veteran. Good chemistry between a quarterback and a wide receiver is a very important part of having a winning football team. The fact that Kerley believes in Geno Smith despite the ridicule he receives on a weekly basis speaks volumes.

There is no doubt that having Percy Harvin on the team will make an immediate impact. Kerley addressed the signing and thinks he can benefit from Harvin's presence. He said he believes that having Harvin on the team will free him up more, which should give him more opportunities to be effective. To that end, Kerley added that he does not care how many times the ball comes his way. Once again, such statements have to make a great impression on the fanbase.

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