Everyone has either watched or seen the advertisement for Ugly Betty. America Ferrera with her glasses and braces is like watching a football game with turnovers and mistakes — not the greatest thing for your stomach.
Remove it all and you have a beautiful actress and a team that can win any football game.
The Jets allowed Kansas City to believe that they could win the game with three turnovers by Brett Favre and a defense that made Tyler Thigpen think he was back at Coastal Carolina throwing one completion after another. Sometimes when you play a bad team, which Kansas City is, you play down a level and forget to take advantage of their weakness … rush defense.
Kansas City came into yesterday’s game last in the NFL in rush defense, allowing over 200 yards per game. While the Jets finished the game with over 100 yards rushing on the afternoon, they only ran the ball nine times in the first half for 80 yards. And one of those runs was a 60-yard touchdown run by Leon Washington. Thank God for Leon Washington, he was outstanding.
Bottom line, it’s hard to win in the NFL. The Jets did in Ugly Betty style, but getting ready for Buffalo, you’d better take the costume off, put your mouthpiece in and buckle your chinstrap. You might even want to do all that on the flight to Buffalo — if you wait for the game to start, that might be too late.
You thought Oakland was a hard place to play? Buffalo is even harder. The fans are loud and they’re right on top of you and they do not like the Jets. The Bills are a physical team, so be ready. You’re right in the mix of the AFC East at 4-3. A lot is riding on this game. Borrowing a line from the movie "Water Boy," "You can do it."
Buffalo is the last game of the first half of the ’08 season, and 5-3 would be nice. Stop the Ugly Betty turnovers, protect the quarterback and believe that you can win. Believe …
Talk to you next week. Until then, live, love, laugh and be happy.
Tags: Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Leon Washington
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