As the NY Jets get set to take on the Buffalo Bills to close out the season, here are some Bills players to keep your eyes on.
1. #94 DE Mario Williams- If Williams plays (questionable with wrist injury) he is going to be a problem for the Jets to block. His 10.5 sacks number can increase significantly if the Jets offensive line plays as poorly as it did last week against the Chargers. Williams is physical and quick and can attack the passer in many different ways, and from many different stunts. He could make Mark Sanchez have a long day on his back if the Jets don’t double him at any opportunity they can.
2. #28 RB C.J. Spiller- Spiller is becoming one of the most dangerous all around running backs in the NFL. His balance of pass catching and total rushing attempts make him a difficult player to prepare for. He’s big and strong, but fast enough to run by defenders. In the pass game, the Jets linebackers don’t have the speed to stay with Spiller so the Jets will most likely use more safeties in passing downs to eliminate that risk. It’s evident that Spiller is the go-to guy for the Bills and the results of the game will all depend on the type of game he plays this Sunday.
3. #13 WR Steve Johnson- Johnson has 73 receptions for 935 yards and 6 scores this year. Without Revis, it’ll be hard to cover him one on one. As good as Antonio Cromartie has been this year, Johnson is a different type of receiver than any he has defended this year. The Jets will need to give Cromartie help at every opportunity. Johnson runs very good routes, and double moves. They use him in the slot, and the wide out and even out of the backfield to get him open. He’s a speedster that the Jets can’t afford to let beat them. If Johnson has a big day, the Jets could be looking at ending another season with a loss.
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