The Jets traveled up to Buffalo for a critical mid-season match-up this past week. With two straight wins the Jets would take over soul position of first place. Well, they started off on the right foot with their most dominant defensive performance in quite a long time. Every one pitched in on defense with Sione Pouha having one of the best games of his career. The secondary was dominant throughout the afternoon. Obviously Revis was untouched but so were Cro and Kyle Wilson. The most important think I have seen from the defense the last few weeks is the improvement in Wilson. He has been extremely effective covering slot receivers and is one of the best tacklers on the field at all times. The emergence of the former first round pick could be the key to the Jets defense taking the next step to a championship caliber unit this season.
The offense was once again inconsistent and frustrating. In the first half, they should have scored at least two different times. The first drive of the game was as efficient as I have seen the offense this season. But, the drive was stopped by an unacceptable Sanchez interception thrown in the back of the endzone. I am not sure who he was looking at on this play, nor am I sure whether he knows who he was looking at. It was just a terrible throw and in his third year in the league it is inexcusable at this point. It was a disappointing and sloppy first half but they were able to make up for it in the second. Plaxico Burress showed what he can do on Sunday. If Sanchez and Burress can get on the some page week after week this offense has the potential to be one of the best in the league.
I think the Jets showed how good they can be in this last game. We will see if they can keep it up this week at home in what is going to be quite the scene at metlife stadium. The Patriots travel to East Rutherford for a crucial AFC East matchup. The winner takes sole possession of first place. With the Patriots coming into the game reeling, I see New York prevailing 31-20.