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Mike White’s impact, Von Miller’s void, and more questions ahead of the Jets vs. Bills


AFC East is expanding. as good as buffalo bill (9-3) was, they only had two games ahead New York Jets (7-5). If New York wins, it could wipe out Buffalo. With those wins in hand, all the Jets needed to do to overtake the Bills was have an equal or better track record.

So this match means a lot to the AFC and AFC East standings. The four AFC East teams are all among the top eight AFC teams. It was a tight race for each of them. A match like this is a golden opportunity for both teams.

So let’s dive into the conundrums for this week’s game.

Invoices may contain Garrett Wilson?

White Mike will start in midfield, but whoever is at the heart of the Jets, Garrett Wilson has managed to put in the big numbers. Last week, he made eight catches from 162 yards. He is the team’s number 1 attack plan. They want the ball in his hand. And the Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier took note.

“Well, he really stands out,” Frazier said Monday. “He’s someone they’re definitely going to aim for and get the ball in their hands. He’s making things happen. He’s going to be a really good player. He’s a good player. His future is very bright. We’re going to try our best to compete with him, but he’s someone they’re in the spotlight.”

The Bills gave Tre’Davious White more opportunities as he recovered from an ACL injury. He’s back in the mix with Xavier Rhodes, Denmark Jackson, Christian Benford and Kaiir Elam — all five DBs contributed. It will be interesting to see how far they can limit Wilson and which full-back gets most of Willson’s coverage.

Does Mike White Make a Difference for the Jet – or for the Bill?

The Jets won this game in Week 9 with Zach Wilson below center. And I made the case that White is the better quarterback. Now, this isn’t a one-on-one comparison between this game and the one in Week 9. But if White wants to make a claim that he’s equal to – or more capable than – Wilson, then so be it. he needs to win on Sunday.

Of course, the Bills are hoping White makes the difference in the sense that he delivers the win for Buffalo. Buffalo couldn’t let Wilson make a game-changing mistake. Perhaps the Bills can tie up one of the Whites, who are on a 1-1 run as this season’s starters.

Zach Wilson didn’t figure out how to lead the Jets

Retired NFL quarterback Mike Simms takes on The Carton Show to talk about his former team, the New York Jets, and their QB dilemma. Mike White has joined the Jets field with Zach Wilson sidelined, and Simms offers some advice for Wilson.

How do Bills compensate for by Von Miller absent?

According to multiple reports, Von Miller underwent exploratory knee surgery and doctors found the outside supporter needed ACL surgery. That means he has to be out of action for the rest of the year after the team originally expected him to return. It’s time Shaq Lawson, Greg Rousseau, AJ Epenesa and Boogie Basham step forward, progress; strengthen, strengthen. Epenesa reflected last Thursday – before knowing Miller would miss the year – on what the unit would have to do in Miller’s absence.

“The time has come,” said AJ Epenesa. “All four of us are in a hurry – this is our moment in the season, it’s time for us to take this opportunity to do plays. I know the four of us will take advantage of it. maximum chance. So we’re looking forward to the next few weeks.”

Against patriotline of defense placed Mac Jones on the run. He faced 21 pressurisations, 17 rushes, 3 midfield hits and one cover. That was pretty good, especially as Jones finished the game with 61.1% of his passes for 195 yards and a touchdown. The stats don’t show how out of the ordinary he looks. He is a mess. Buffalo needs to have the same effect on White – except those who flock to the Bills inevitably hope they’ll come home for a few more sacks.

Which players support the Bills? (It can’t be just Josh Allen and Peach Stefon)

The Bills seem interested in conducting a trial where their offense extends beyond Josh Allen – as runner and passerby – and Stefon Diggs. They are becoming one-sided and that was most evident in the loss to the New York Jets.

Just as the Jets had to compare their offensive state under White and Wilson to the same defense, the Bills had to test their evolving offensive state with a new focus on attracting every skill player. participation. But it’s not easy to beat this Jets defense, which boasts one of the best defenses in the NFL. That would be a great test for Buffalo’s modified offense.

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Prior to joining FOX Sports as an AFC East correspondent, Henry McKenna spent seven years covering patriots for USA TODAY Sports Media Corporation and Boston Globe Media. Follow him on Twitter at @McKennAnalytics.


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