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Jets-Bills: Second Half

Posted by Randy Lange on November 2, 2008 – 2:50 pm

Marshawn Lynch returns after the third quarter gets under way, but the Bills featured back still isn’t ready to return to action. He jogs with a dark green towel over his head to the stationary bike and starts to pedal as the Bills try to move the ball on the second half.

The Bills try some fakery that, in a similar form, worked well for the Raiders two weeks ago. Facing fourth-and-4 at their 24, Buffalo punter Brian Moorman takes off on a run. On the play, newly activated Jason Trusnik is mauled by Buffalo’s Bryan Scott, and the flag is thrown for holding.

But a long delay ensues when ref Ron Winter’s crew rules that Moorman didn’t even gain the first down and it’s Jets ball at the B-24. Coach Dick Jauron challenges the spot and Winter finally rules that Moorman did get the first down, but the Bills have to repunt because of the penalty. Moorman shanks that kick and the Jets take over at their 47.

Again the Jets move into the Buffalo red zone but not across the goal line. Brett Favre finds Dustin Keller on a nice second-and-11 completion for a first-and-goal just inside the 10, but three plays get only to the 2, so Jay Feely comes on for his fourth field goal try and makes his third, from 20 yards out, to increase the Jets’ lead to 16-7 with 8:55 left in the third quarter.

The Lindell kickoff looks like trouble — it’s almost out of bounds but stays in bounds. But the rule isn’t like a third baseman waiting for a ball to roll foul that never does, Leon Washington makes a great play that is rarely seen. He gets his foot out of bounds and fields the kick inbounds. That makes it an out-of-bounds kick and the Jets get the ball at their 40 instead of their 8. Great move, Leon, Mike Westhoff and Kevin O’Dea.

That provides the platform for the Jets to knife through the previously impenetrable Bills defense for the offense’s first touchdown of the game. The key play is Favre’s slant to Jerricho Cotchery, who catches the ball in traffic and almost accelerates for a TD.

It is reminiscent of J-Co’s 77-yard TD catch-and-run at New England in the 2006 playoffs. The difference is that this doesn’t go for a TD. But it goes for 35 yards to first-and-goal at the Buffalo 7.

On the next play, Thomas Jones strides through the middle of the line for the 7-yard touchdown. The 60-yard drive to seven gives the Jets a 23-10 lead with 1:07 to play in the period. I would say "commanding" lead but here at "the Ralph" commanding leads don’t happen until later in the game.

Fourth Quarter

But commanding gets a little closer when Kris Jenkins gets his second sack on a three-man rush and C.J. Mosley gets his first sack of the season. And Rian Lindell, who hit from 53 yards last quarter, misses from 43 with 11:05 to play.

Then commanding goes away as Favre, under pressure up the gut from LB Paul Posluszny, throws another pick-six. This one he tried to get up for Jerricho Cotchery on an out to the left side but when his arm is hit, the ball flutters to Jabari Greer, who juggles it slightly but takes it 42 yards the other way to put the Bills right back into it. The Jets’ lead is cut to 23-17, with 10:53 to play.

But the Jets don’t let it shake them. Favre, who may have invented the "five-second rule" before Eric Mangini came up with it, leads the Jets from their 22 all the way to the Buffalo red zone. The big plays: a third-and-1 flip for 1-yard to Thomas Jones, followed by a 23-yard run by Jones to the Bills 32 behind big blocks by Alan Faneca, who pulls and blocks S Bryan Scott twice on the play, and FB Tony Richardson.

The Jets are in range of making it a two-score game with two minutes or less left for the Bills to get those two scores. With 3:10 to play, the Bills call their second timeout.

And then their third timeout after a Washington 5-yard run makes it third-and-3 at the 13.

One more run, the clock runs down to 2:16, then the Jets call their own timeout to set up Jay Feely’s 31-yard field goal. The James Dearth snap is uncharacteristically high, but holder Reggie Hodges snags it, gets the ball down and Feely converts to give the Jets a 26-17 edge with 2:12 to play.

The Bills, with no timeouts left, have no margin for error and only one time stoppage at the two-minute warning. McKelvin takes the kickoff to the Buffalo 37 and the Bills get to work. Edwards hits TE Robert Royal for 20 yards and the clock is stopped with 1:59 to play.

Another completion to Lee Evans to the Jets 30, but with G Jason Whittle needing injury attention, the Bills have in effect called their fourth timeout, which requires a 10-second runoff to 1:29 to go. Another completion to Evans going out of bounds — he has a quiet four catches today.

And then Darrelle Revis steps up with another big play, even bigger than his strip-sack and recovery in the first half. Edwards tries to find James Hardy at the goal line, but Revis is with him step for step and has the position. The second-year corner comes down with the end zone interception in front of the rookie WR and the Jets have posted the upset.

Favre kneels and the Jets have come away with a crucial, hard-fought, hard-earned 26-17 victory at Buffalo to catch the Bills at 5-3 in the AFC East standings. A loss by New England at Indianapolis tonight would create a three-way tie in the division.

We’ll have Eric Allen’s game story, my postgame Radar entry and a feature by Tim Carlson in the coming hours as we recognize one of the biggest road wins of recent Jets history.

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71 Responses to “Jets-Bills: Second Half”

  1. By magoo on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    whats up with the play calling,..3 runs in a row,.in the red zone,..never count on feely for 3,..this could cost us the game!!!

  2. By ScottinAfghanistan on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Impressive drive in the 4th quarter ate a lot of clock. We only got 3 out of it, but gave us a two score lead with less than 2 1/2 minutes left. Great job offense. That is how you finish games. With a lead, you eat 8 1/2 minutes of clock and score. This game sure hasn’t been pretty, but it is exciting. J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS

  3. By Xavion on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Ill say it again Darrelle Revis

  4. By Ray on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Now what you got to say??? MANGENIOUS!!! You all thought we should let them kick the field goal, huh? But he, being all knowing takes the penalty and we end up with a pick six baby!!! Hahahaha all you MANGENIOUS haters!!! Actually, I’m being sarcastic, I wanted to kick Mangini in the head for that one, but Elam bailed him out. That was probably the dumbest decision I’ve ever seen a HC make.

  5. By supercooljetfan on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    we made a big statement today jenkins and jones are definately the players of the game.Simms and Nantz shouldnt be allowed to do Jet games nomore they are so anti Jet its sickening.

  6. By Xavion on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Hey Randy You didnt post My Comment that said Just “Darrelle Revis” That was an intentional Post to show the Greatness of Just Darrelle. but I assume you thought it was a Mistake. I forgive you Randy!! go jets 5-3 Bring on the Rams and the Division.

  7. By Drew on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Couldnt have played out any better for a true Mangini supporter. He controlled Favre (almost) and played his boring grind it out style to beat a better Bills team on the road. His 3-4 defense can stop the run when they have a legit NT. Jenkins is a beast best player on the field….. Revis, Leon, Ellis played great. Nice job by the “awful” OL on the last drive huh?? Frank, Mike EX Jet etc… What??

  8. By Drew on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Schotty/Favre tried to blow this game. They both redeemed themselves on the last drive. Great call giving T-Rich the ball on 3rd down….The Leon KO play out of bounds was absolutely a great coaching job by Mangini’s staff. Tangini and the coaches get an A for this game.This is why we got this man to run our team. All FA’s played a part in this win. How great is Kris Jenkins??

  9. By Xavion on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    How amazing is that play by Leon On that Kickoff where he left his foot out of bounds? That was pure Genius That is why Leon is a leader on this team and an MVP

  10. By Drew on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Hey Frank…..I know you were probably “bored”out of your mind watching Mangini ball. This is how you win games in Buffalo not by having Favre play reckless for your enjoyment. Every Mangini hater should keep thier trap shut for at least one week. His gameplan and coaches won this game…End of story!!

  11. By jak,ex packer fan new jet fan on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    well favre fan here ,and i was aghast at the int he threw, [midwest no tv coverage] but upon reading the article of randys bretts arm was hit as he threw , so dont blame brett ,too much. 5-3 alright. also would of loved to see the leon w , catch half in and out of bounds . brilliant play. to mike ex jet fan ..its getting better. good job jets, coaches , ect.they try every week.

  12. By sal on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Credit the veterans for this win, reevis great game,coleman seemed like a bobblehead at times, favre bad pick, at a bad time,bad play call, great game cliching drive, thats what they got w/ him

  13. By Jeremy on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Huge W. But, some of the worst RedZone Playcalling again by Shotty. D couldn’t get any pressure on Edwards–he had 4,5,6+ sec to throw every play. Elam showed why he should be playing. TJ & Leon looked good. Horrendous decision to take the penalty and give Bills another 3rd down instead of 4th down. You never do that!! Coaching again was not good by any standards. SHOTTY & SUTTON need to GO!

  14. By nckid on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    overall i give my boyz a B we still need to work on our pass rush. we made great adjustment second half to lead to key victory.

  15. By jet jeff on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    defense did a great job, I was wrong for today, they save mangini from perhaps the biggest bone head decision of all time when he took the penalty over a forth down — great win & now I hope pats lose tonight

  16. By Upstate Mike on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply


  17. By Xavion on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Revis and Jenkins Will both be up for Dpow one of them Should Get it

  18. By Ed in Tucson on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    I loved the long drive near the end of 1st half. Even though we didn’t score, we used 15 plays to eat up 7:38 (more than half of the quarter) and kept the Bills’ O off the field while our D cooled their heels. I saw improvement in play calling, J-Co & B Smith had nice gains on end-arounds, then T Jones was able to pound the inside for time consuming yardage late in the game. Well done! Feels good!

  19. By Row on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    This was not an upset, we should have been favored by 7+. Jones needs more carries, he is running with a chip on his shoulder. Can’t say it enough, give the ball to Jones. It really seemed like Shotty took the ball out of Favre’s hands this week. I can’t say I was pleased with the red zone O, but at least we didn’t have a pick 6. Favre needs to get better.

  20. By CCY on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Leon Washington’s one foot out of bounds touch was the smartest special teams play I’ve seen since Lem Barney ran into a crowd of punt coverage folk (after an illegal touch) and scoop-shoveled the ball to a teammate for a long return (obviously I go back a ways).

  21. By Randy Lange on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Xavion, my mistake.

  22. By iowachick on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Revis to me is the DPOW. WOW

    I think Favre showed he is for the team, not out for glory. Many QB get one pick, so give him a pass on that. Defense hit his throwing arm. His personal stats were not so good but in the final quarter especially he managed the time clock and the ball like only a veteran could. Great win earned by the Jets.

  23. By mike ex jet fan on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Drew .. was a win finally but what happened in the 1st quarter sloppy D &Mangini tied Bretts hands today that’s why only field goals & no TDS .. That’s why we got these guys finally they showed me can win a big 1 don’t anoint them yet lets see how it plays out .. Jenkins is a beast he’s a class act on & off the field no doubt…… Remember ran 12 times & won the game last week 14 times & won

  24. By Drew on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Play calling was conservative for a reason. Favre has throw a ton of pics that last 2 weeks. Buffalo feeds on tunovers and field position. It’s called a gameplan that worked……1st quarter D Ex fan?? They were adjusting to having Bowens playing ILB. Just give Mangini credit and look for something to complain about next week. I’m sure you and the others will find something

  25. By Ray on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    I don’t remember who it was in here that said the Jenkins move was the worst, that Buff. made the best pick up and that everyone in Carolina was laughing at us. But now you can look them in the eye and ask them about that move now!! He makes our D so much better it is unreal. Looks like he truly was meant to play nose in the 3-4.

  26. By mike ex jet fan on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    I’m in agreement why is CBS letting Phill simms & Jim Nantz broadcast Jets games if there so anti Jets? Let them broadcast other games .. Unless CBS are anti Jets also.. Again poor officiating by the refs missed a call that the league needs to look into . Time to start fining them like the players, They miss at least 1 on us everyweek Enough is Enough

  27. By Frank on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Drew grow up already. Finally a great road win the best of Mangini’s tenure. There was nothing boring about the game the last drive was tremendous and hopefully season changing. Let’s hope this wasn’t a one game wonder. Give Mangini, the coaching staff and Jenkins a game ball although Elam needs to be on Mangini’s Christmas list.

  28. By chekov on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    farve is still getting hit to much. I think he threw wild pass because he has no time to see the field. the win covers up the bad off. line play. Farve was again not allowed to play his style of football. I know he is not happy in new york. I think the coaching staff has to go or ny will never win. they are never balance and that makes the players inconsistant. great win, still need improvement

  29. By JP on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Defense helped us from 2nd qtr on, but I am still not happy with the offensive play calling. The best drive was the last one where we got the field goal. That missed field goal – BAD play calling! But Brett and TJ got us in final range. Thank God a win is a win but our Head Coach and Shott are not off the hook. As for Brett’s pick, he was hit – tough guy. Lets beat the Rams and win the div!

  30. By jet jeff on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    randy , do you know what mangini was thinking when he took that penalty & gave buffalo another shot and they got a first down,, did he think it would have been third down instead of forth???

  31. By BigEd on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Definitely big improvement today in every phase including coaching. Leon! Wow! MVP again! Jenkins is a PURE BEAST!!! Another PB for him! Looks like we’re starting to jell! Hope so. Keep it up guys! Great game all around!

  32. By newjetsfan on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Good Win! Favre isn’t a glory hound and he never has been. He’s a team player. He tries to win games, but sometimes he succumbs to the pressure to get the win and he takes risks. He’s won a lot of games too. Remember last year he won 13 of them. Just hope the coach doesn’t hamstring him.

  33. By Ray on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    I don’t care what anyone says, Favre’s shoulder is bothering him more than they are letting on. Watch his throwing motion, he rarely guns it in there anymore and even when he does it doesn’t look right. I’m hoping it will get better if he stops taking big hits, but somethings not right.

  34. By scjoe on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Well, we survived another Favre INT and yet another Feeley missed FG inside the forty. The usual suspects, so to speak. Randy, please tell me Nugent will be back soon. My heart is in my mouth when Feeley lines up for a FG, no matter how close in it is. Thank God for Leon and the D!

  35. By Moshe on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    I would agree with drew to give the coaching staff an A today, but that play call in the fourth quarter almost cost us the game. Sometimes you have to try to surprise the opposing teams, but that was not one of those times. Just for that play the Jets staff gets a B. PLAY SMART!

  36. By Moshe on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Huge statement win. Now on to st. louis, national TV against New Stinkland, and then to hand the Titans their first loss. LETS GO JETS!

  37. By sal cottone on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    i guess somebody forgot the pass play on first down, when your trying to run the clock out, almost a pick, favre and co. drive sealed the game, mangini has never won in buffalo, mangini shoty havnt called a grind it ouy game all season, who are you watching

  38. By Kyle on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Jenkins is by far the best player on this team. He almost singlehandedly stops the run. Now if Sutton can only figure out how to stop the pass. This team is still the worst pass defense in the league despite great play by Revis and Elam today.

  39. By joe b on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Kris Jenkins is animal. Best player on the field. Second best was Alan Faneca, if you watch some of the blocks he put in today 10-15 yards up field, he played his best game. No let down next week against the Rams.

  40. By fljetfan on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    congrats on win boys finally a win on road outside mia.! long time coming. go colts. miami on our heels with 3 straight home tilts coming. stunned with chads play. why we let him go to mia clearly a mistake. we must make this farve move work or its egg in our face. been killin genius lately,proved me wrong today.hopefully this staff turned the corner today.FANTASTIC WIN!!!!!

  41. By Brett Favre on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    hey randy you made a mistake! what is outpof-bounds?? and i think revis is coming to be a pro-bowl cornerback!!! do you think so Randy??
    Jay feely is horrible!!! when is mike nugent coming back??

  42. By sal on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    randy, dont know if last post was saved, here it again, colts win puts jets & pats tied for 1st halfway thru season, pats have no running game, (colts win) next big testwill be the Titans, gotta wear throwback uniforms keeping Jones & Wahington fresh will be key.

  43. By gjp on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    what was mangini thinking accepting that penalty, good thing elam and the defense saved him. all in all a good game, offense was a little conservative, but the defense played large and in charge in the running game, but we still give up to much in the air. it was a good win let’s enjoy it.

  44. By Glen on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Drew, Mangini doesn’t ‘control’ his players in the traditional sense. He patiently teaches them, then turns them loose on the field, expecting them to think. Favre by choice went with high percentage passes because he believes in this offense and in Shotty. Tannenbaum and Mangini have brought in smart, gifted players. Today we saw some of that genius on the field on O, D, and ST. Great game!

  45. By Glen on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    jak, on the pick 6, the Jets had run this play several times during the game. Greer knew it was coming and matched JCo literally step for step on the route like their brains were connected. It looked like synchronized route running. Favre had been going high percentage, dumping off to the backs when the WOs were covered, but couldn’t this time because they had to stay in to pick up the blitz.

  46. By mike ex jet fan on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Drew as good a win today was If u think that conservative play calling is going to win every week, your in 4 a very big disappointment, tie Brett down every week there not making playoffs .. Explosive offence we lose field goals won’t get it done.. I’ll take a wait & see attitude & when mangini can game plan all types of offences .. I will give him his due But I will enjoy this 1

  47. By CEDRIC on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    The Best game they played all season, they faced a good team adversity & the y overcame. How about we give they other team some credit too, the INT was read perfectly by Grier, we complain about sloppy play, but sometimes the other teams defense have something to do with that, i mean they are trying to win too. Jenkins for MVP, Start ELAM, good job Oline, KISS Keep It Simple Schotty it worked well

  48. By mrtoastman on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Yeah man we still nee to be sharper in a lot of areas but this was a big win for us hope we can carry so momentum in upcoming games!

  49. By Randy Lange on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Thanks, “Brett,” for proofreading my stuff. I’ll try to find the error and fix it.

  50. By Randy Lange on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    I don’t know what Coach Mangini was thinking, jet jeff, but it was probably along the lines of rather than giving Bills K Rian Lindell a shot at a 43-yard field goal on fourth-and-11, his defense could force a better situation on third-and-16.

  51. By CFU on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    WOw Feely is making all of us miss Nugent, can’t wait till he comes back. D fence gets an A+ stoping the run is our bread and butter. Offense still needs a lot of work. T.Jones is the man please keep feeding this guy the ball. Good win Jets now lets carry this on against the Rams. Lets go Jets.

  52. By Howard on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    smart play by leon and the st coaches making sure the players know the rules.great drive to close the game esp after a pick 6 against us,d was ok need to tighten some coverages

  53. By Drew on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    Ill try and grow up Frank. It’s been hard being a Mangini supporter. This game did totally contradict your knowledgable pregame plan though. Great win and a win that puts the NFL on notice. Once Favre and the offense get going this team is scary…Ex fan The gameplan was game specific. It was conservative for the Bills and it worked. Try and enjoy the win guys. Maybe Favre can entertain next week

  54. By jet jeff on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    randy, do you think favre is hurt besides the usual bumps and bruises, the throws dont seem to have the same velocity as at the beginning of the year.

  55. By dave on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    where have these coaches been hiding? Not just good, but multiple excellent coaching decisions were made today. Wow.

  56. By Randy Lange on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    jet jeff, I can only tell you what Favre says and what’s on the injury report. He hasn’t been listed since Week 4 and that was with an ankle injury. We’ll see what this week’s I-report says beginning Wednesday.

  57. By Glen on Nov 3, 2008 | Reply

    chekov, Brett was a gunslinger in GB because he had to be. He carried the Pack for years because they didn’t have the total package that’s required for ball control offense. This year is the first year I’ve seen him confident enough in the O, D, ST, and coaching staff to play for field position instead of trying to force a TD every time. He’s believes in this program and is quite happy here.

  58. By Jimmer on Nov 3, 2008 | Reply

    Randy, has a DT/NT ever won the NFL MVP?

  59. By Kevin on Nov 3, 2008 | Reply

    Whoever said the Jets couldn’t get any pressure on Edwards is completely wrong we had 5 sacks and numerous hurries he was constantly having to get rid of the ball quickly and make fast and mostly bad decisions most of his completions were QUICK SHORT passes and we are the 2nd best sacking team in the NFL right now the Giants being first so I have to say we are playing very well

  60. By jak,ex packer fan new jet fan on Nov 3, 2008 | Reply

    glen . thanks [maybe i should get nfl ntwrk] i ve since seen the int replay.he didnt get to follow through as tackle took him down.bretts trying hard, he played well tday.[as did the team] .

    bills havent had too tough a schedule so far . [cards r tough] pats r still tough . think jets can beat em. rams r scarillly inconsistant.

  61. By jak,ex packer fan new jet fan on Nov 3, 2008 | Reply

    to glen, uncle joe ,ect. thanks 4 tolerance of new midwest fans,like me.

    i saw a rply of jenkins ,man he dispatched 2 lineman an ran 5 lateral yrds to enveloply destroy a back. wow. hes a monster. revis,leon ,faneca ,coles jones ect this is a good team.hopefully the weekly battles can forge the jets into an elite team.sd ch defeated us wk 3 but couldnt handle bills . jets r improving.

  62. By Frank on Nov 3, 2008 | Reply

    Really and Drew and what was my knowledgable game plan?…I didn’t give one…so again stop acting like a child I give credit were credit is due. I really hope the loss to the worst team in footbal the Raiders doesn’t come back to haunt us. Play like this every week and we have a chance to do something special the Pats are done.

  63. By Ed in Tucson on Nov 3, 2008 | Reply

    Like I said in my earlier post, I saw improved play calling but I also saw things I didn’t like. Mainly the lack of balance between pass & run plays, especially early in the game. At one point there were 2 passes for every run. By the end there were 6 more passes, not too bad but vs Bills there should’ve been more runs than. Why was a long pass (the int) called when we’re trying to kill clock?

  64. By BP on Nov 3, 2008 | Reply

    Awesome game! They looked pretty solid all around. Hopefully they can keep it up and keep on improving. The offense really looks like it’s finding its identity.
    Keep on improving and we’ll be in the playoffs!

  65. By Randy Lange on Nov 3, 2008 | Reply

    Jimmer, the only DT (he was also a DE) to win AP’s NFL MVP award was the Minnesota Vikings’ Alan Page in 1971.

  66. By Brian on Nov 3, 2008 | Reply

    A good team has a Catalyst and for us, that person is Jenkins. He is the big tough playmaker that we have been waiting on. With him and Revis on D, we are a contender. Our Offense needs to capitalize on the oppts that the D is handing their way, As for Favre, he is who he is. Those silly Ints hurt, but he has the ability and confidence to put up the pts, and that is a huge asset.

  67. By Anthony on Nov 3, 2008 | Reply

    This is what I’m talking about the Jets played with emotion and look what happened. Their defense stepped up and played JETS football. I think Favre did great too. He held back alot and played alot of conservative ball. Does anyone realize he gets hit and throws the pick. They protected him fairly well this week keep it up Jets. Open up the run to get the pass flying

  68. By Vic T on Nov 3, 2008 | Reply

    Good game overall. Offense held the ball for a solid drive when they needed it. Brett has got to shake off the INT’s and throw some TD’s. Just look at the last offensive play before the half. He’s a gunslinger, let him throw. Finally, why does Thomas Jones only run 13 times??? We need better play calling.

  69. By Drew on Nov 3, 2008 | Reply

    Frank Said:Sat, November 1, 2008 – 8:51am EDT “I can tell you right now if Mangini trys to throttle Favre this weekend we will get killed. I said it earlier in the year I’d rather lose games with Favre throwing all over the place than watching the slow bleed we are used to under Mangini. The O-line is not very good and we will not win a boxing match in Buffalo. Sound familar buddy?????

  70. By Frank on Nov 3, 2008 | Reply

    Drew I do not see a game plan there but for arguments sake…since you live for one. I don’t know call me crazy or something but Favre threw 28 times and we ran the ball 25 times was Favre throttled? or did he make better decisions? It took Mangini 40 games to finally win a big meaningful game so excuse me for being a little cynical in my analysis. Finally the O-line played well I gave them kudos.

  71. By Drew on Nov 4, 2008 | Reply

    I love you buddy but Favre was clearly throttled down and should have been against this Bills defense. They thrived on turnovers and field position and Mangini’s gameplan clearly avoided those issues. Listen we are going to need Favre to air it out if we want to make a run but this game had true Mangini all over it. Just pouring the Kool Aid this week.

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