The Rex Hex is Finally Over for Fitz
What is better than having Thursday Night Football host two New York teams and let them battle it out on prime time television? Not much. The New York Jets soared to victory this past Thursday Night defeating the Buffalo Bills in a shoot-out 37-31 win. Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was 24-34 and throw for 374 yards, one of his best performances ever.
Some of the Jets’ notable performances:
- Brandon Marshall 6 catches for 1201 yards
- Quincy Enunwa 6 catches for 92 yards
- Matt Forte rushed for 100 yards with 3 TDs
- Eric Decker 6 catches for 126 yards and 1 TD
The Bill’s coach Rex Ryan admitted losing to the Jets hurts, badly.
Losing sucks, losing to the former team you used to coach sucks even more. Rex was not shy in admitting his team got beat up pretty badly by his old team. The Jets dominated all categories of the game and pretty much ran the tempo of the game. The only time the team should have been worried was after halftime when the Bills came out and scored two quick touchdowns on the Jets.
A scary point in the game happen when Brandon Marshall went down and got hurt in the game. Marshall appeared to be writhing in pain after failing awkwardly on his knee battling for the ball against the Bills corner-back Stephon Gilmore. Gilmore illegally grabbed Marshall’s face mask causing him to twist and land right on his knee. Marshall walked off the field on his own power, but a few minutes later took a walk down the tunnel to the locker-room. Ten minutes later a sigh of relief from Jets Fans all over the world.
Check out the scary moment here:
Ironically, the Jets’ offense was the strongest part of their game against the Bills, when it is normally their weakest. The Jets know they need to work on their defense. The Bills and the Bengals from week 1 both reveled flaws that should be easy fixes for the notorious defensive crew. Revis Island was extremely busy and Revis admitted he was not as good as he usually is. Many long balls were beating him and his fellow safeties. Special teams can also tighten up and get back to their normal dominant personas.
Overall, the Jets should be very happy with that all-around team win. Their offense was an incredible weapon on Thursday, especially for a team that often struggles staying consistent with having a strong offensive performance. Fitzpatrick has to be pleased that his arsenal is growing additions like Quincy Enunwa in the air and Matt Forte on the ground. Head Coach Todd Bowles and the rest of the coaching staff hope that the confident Fitzpatrick is here to stay for the rest of the year. But for now, the Jets can sit back and watch the rest of the league battle it out this weekend. Their next game is next Sunday the 25th against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are a forced to be reckoned with, so Gang Green better be ready.
LETS GO JETS!!!