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On positive side, New York found success both running and passing the ball. While no one would ever accuse Buffalo of having the stingiest of defenses, the fact that Bilal Powell was able to rush for 149 yards gives credence to the notion that the Jets might be able to push some teams off the ball this year. They struggled UNCW iPhone 4s Casesmightily in this area a year ago, but for the second week in a row Jets' backs have had some success pounding the rock.
Takeaways: To say this was a pretty game would be a colossal understatement, as the Jets overcame a team-record 20 penalties to beat the Buffalo Bills 27-20.The Rex Watch: Week 3
Week 3 opponent: Buffalo Bills
Gang Green's defense looked even more formidable with the return of Quinton Coples to the lineup, recording eight sacks and hitting Manuel a total of 16 times. Buffalo's signal caller was forced to constantly be on the move in order to avoid pressure from the wave of defenders who were non-stop in their pursuit. C.J. Spiller, who torched the JetIowa iPhone 4s Casess last season, was a non-factor (9 yards on nine carries) before exiting with a knee injury. Currently ranked third in the NFL in total defense, if this group stays healthy they should only improve as the season progresses.
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Who's next: 09/29 at Tennessee
Rex Watch: Likely remaining wins needed to keep job - 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
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