Jets Rumors & News
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Bernard Pollard never thought he would be the talk of week 1 at the start of the 2008 football season. Though it was Pollard who helped end reigning MVP Tom Brady’s season, incidentally tearing his ACL and most likely having to miss the rest of this season. This is some of the most shocking news ever to come out of a week 1 game. The Patriots, who were believed to be able to cruise into another Super Bowl, are now going to struggle to find an offensive rhythm. 

What does this mean for the rest of the AFC East? It means that this may be the only year in the next 3 or 4 seasons that the division may be up for grabs (Except for the Dolphins).While Matt Cassel filled in decently for Brady, The Pats were clearly not the same team that they were last year. Randy Moss had zero catches in the 2nd half, which should never happen for 2 simple reasons. Firstly, Moss is too good to not be thrown to enough that he doesn’t come down with 1 ball, and secondly, the longer he doesn’t get the ball, the more likely he may open that massive mouth of his, causing some unneccessary drama in Foxborough.

Outside of Massechussetts, the buzz around both upstate and lower New York is getting louder and louder by the hour. Both the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills are ready to try and knock the Patriots off of their unnaturally high pedestal. The Jets and Bills are coming off of week 1 wins, and the Jets will get to test the new look Pats next week in the Meadowlands.

While the Jets looked shaky in their 20-14 victory over the Fins, they still had some very bright moments. Brett Favre threw a beautiful touchdown pass to Jerricho Cotchery to set the tone for the Jets offense. When was the last time you saw the Jets air it out as much as yesterday? It was exciting to see a diff type of play calling, and not the usual 5 yard passes to the running backs or the tight ends. One negative that was noticeable during the game was the lack of timing and chemistry between Favre and Laveranues Coles. Hopefully, in the upcoming weeks, that will change.

The Bills, on the other hand, looked dominant against a solid Seattle Seahawks team. In their 34-10 victory, the Bills shutdown both the rushing and passing offense of the Seahawks and even controlled the special teams matchup. Roscoe Parrish had a punt return for a TD which was one of the best returns you may see all year, and Brian Moorman threw a TD pass on a fake Field Goal. Marshawn Lynch and Trent Edwards both looked solid and the Bills may be the favorites in the AFC East to beat the Patriots for the top spot in the division.

While the injury to Brady is a very sad event for NFL fans who love watching him throw strikes to Moss and Wes Welker, it is a blessing for Jets and Bills fans. While no one should ever wish injury upon another player, this injury in particular opens the door for some competition not only in the AFC East, but in the entire conference. Many Pats fans will be mourning the loss of their All-World Quarterback, and they should, but they can’t deny that the season will be more exciting for them and that they are heading into a season of the unknown.

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