Sept. 9, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) celebrates with quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Jets Vs. Bills: Good, Bad, And Ugly Of Jets' 48-28 Rout Of Buffalo

The Jets opened their season with divisional rival Buffalo, defeating the Bills easily, 48-28, behind three touchdown passes by Mark Sanchez and three interceptions by the defense.

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Mark Sanchez Nominated For Week 1 'Never Say Never' Moment

The New York Jets' offense performance Sunday against the Buffalo Bills has helped quarterback Mark Sanchez earn a nomination for the NFL's "never say never' moment of Week 1. Sanchez, who threw for three touchdowns passes in the dominating 48-28 victory over the Bills, joined Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo as nominees.

Sanchez's nomination stems from the Jets' lousy preseason, which featured New York scoring its first offensive touchdown on its 37th drive of the preseason. It was expected that the Jets' offense would struggle against the Bills' new-and-improved defensive line, but that didn't happen as New York scored 48 points in its season-opener.

Overall, Sanchez finished the game 19 of 26 for 266 passing yards.

For a recap of the Jets victory over the Bills, check out this SB Nation New York StoryStream. Meanwhile, SB Nation's Bleeding Green Nation is all about the Jets.

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Stephen Hill Nominated For NFL Rookie Of The Week

After compiling five receptions for 89 receiving yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 48-28 victory over the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill has been nominated for NFL Rookie of the Week. The honor, which also features Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, New England Patriots defense end Chandler Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin and Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh as nominees, will be handed out Friday.

Hill, the Jets' second-round NFL Draft pick from Georgia Tech, scored New York's second touchdown -- a 33-yard reception from quarterback Mark Sanchez -- that helped give the home team a 14-0 lead with 14 minutes, 53 seconds to go in the first half and added a 17-yard TD catch midway through the third quarter.

In his debut, Hill averaged 17.8 yards per catch and helped Sanchez finish the game 19 of 27 for 266 yards and three touchdowns.

For more on the Jets, please be sure to check out our blog Gang Green Nation and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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Darrelle Revis Injury Update: Jets' Cornerback Has 'Mild Concussion'

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis suffered a mild concussion in a Week 1 win over the Buffalo Bills. Revis was accidentally kicked in the head during the Jets' 20-point win over their division rival, and initial reports indicated that he did not suffer a concussion. But head coach Rex Ryan confirmed that his star cornerback did suffer what he called a mild concussion:

I just watch the tests. I understand it's a mild concussion. He seems to be feeling good. Whatever those scores are, apparently that's low, but again, I'll lean on the doctors and trainers, and we'll see how he progresses during the week.

Ryan confirmed that Revis is not required to sit out the Jets' Week 2 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but said he'll continue to follow doctors' orders as the week moves along. The Jets' head coach reiterated that he would err on the side of caution.

For more on the Jets, please be sure to check out our blog Gang Green Nation and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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NFL Injury Report: Jets Are Without Many Health Issues

The New York Jets came out swinging on Sunday after being kicked around for the entire preseason, handing the Buffalo Bills a 48-28 defeat at MetLife Stadium.

Another positive was the apparent lack of any serious injuries. The most serious: Darrelle Revis was inadvertently kicked in the head, and the All-Pro corner's status is uncertain at this point.

Other injuries include a pair of hamstring issues. Both wide receiver Patrick Turner and linebacker Bryan Thomas limped off the field with ailments and never returned.

Turner wouldn't be a huge blow to the Jets considering he's one of the last options in the passing game. However, Thomas missing any extended time would definitely impact the defense.

Sione Pouha missed the opener but could return for Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On the positive side of things, Santonio Holmes played the whole game without complaint after being banged up for much of the preseason.

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Bills Vs. Jets Final Score: New York Wins, 48-28

The New York Jets defeated the Buffalo Bills, 41-28, on Sunday at Metlife Stadium.

The Jets offense looked unstoppable on Sunday after an underwhelming preseason. A Jeremy Kerley touchdown reception from Mark Sanchez gave the Jets a 7-0 lead after the first quarter. Then, the Jets exploded for 20 points in the second quarter and 14 more in the third quarter while the Bills scored just 14 total points over the same stretch. The Bills had 14 points in the fourth quarter but a Jets' touchdown pushed the lead back to 20 points.

The Jets defense gave up more points than they would have liked but the secondary had three interceptions on the day. All three interceptions set up a Jets touchdown, including one from a 40-yard return touchdown by Antonio Cromartie.

Sanchez finished the game 19-of-27 passing for 266 yards, 3 touchdowns and one interception. Tim Tebow did not attempt a pass for the Jets and only played on a limited number of snaps in the blowout. Running back C.J. Spiller was a bright spot for the Bills with a career-high 169 yards and a touchdown. Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis had to leave the game in the fourth quarter after attempting to tackle Spiller and getting kicked in the head by teammate Bart Scott. Revis intercepted Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on Buffalo's first drive.

The Jets will next play the Pittsburgh Steelers next Sunday at Heinz Field. The Bills will take on the Chiefs next Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

For more on the Jets, head over to Gang Green Nation, and stick to SB Nation New York for all the latest updates on the team throughout the course of the season. For more news and notes from around the NFL, head over to the SB Nation NFL Hub Page.

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Joe Namath: Mark Sanchez 'Can Win Big'

Joe Namath, the Hall of Famer and legendary former New York Jets quarterback, issued a strong endorsement of current Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez Friday morning during an appearance on ESPN Radio with Colin Cowherd.

"Yes, I do believe Mark can win big in this league. It's gonna be predicated on the rest of the team. I know he has good feet, I know he can move around, I know he can throw the ball," Namath said. "He's got three good years under his belt of learning, You've gotta have the entire team to be successful."

"I think Mark can be a championship quarterback, yes."

Sanchez, of course, is heavily scrutinized because of the shortcomings of the Jets offense and the presence of Tim Tebow as his backup.

Cowherd asked Namath about the reaction to some of his criticism of the Jets organization in the past. Namath did not apologize for it, and admitted there is some friction between himself and the Jets leadership.

"I don't work for the New York Jets. I am very respectful of our Jets fans, that's why I'm a real fan of the Jets. I want them to win, but I also will express my honest opinion of a situation, and that's not going to please everyone all the time," Namath said.

"I see things going on that I don't particularly like in the past and currently, and when I do express those opinions it does rub some people the wrong way."

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Tim Tebow, Jets Ready To Unleash The Wildcat

Though still shrouded in mystery, it is expected that the New York Jets will employ their version of the Wildcat offense with quarterback Tim Tebow at the controls beginning in Week 1 on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

As anticipation heightens for just how Tebow will be utilized, the quarterback says he will know when a Wildcat play is about to be implemented at the same time as everyone else.

"It's basically whenever Coach Sparano calls them. We have to have the capability to go out there and run it," Tebow said. "Maybe they'll let me know more of what they think by the end of this week. But as of right now, you just have to be ready. Whenever (they) feel we should do some of this, we'll do it. If it's one play, five plays, whatever it is, who knows.

"I just want to be able to help anyway I can. Hopefully, I'm able to do something to help this team win football games."

When asked if he knew, specifically, when he's expected to go in, Tebow said, "When they say, "Hey, go in."

Tebow was also asked about the relatively-low expectations hovering over the Jets heading into their season opener.

"We don't have to answer that with words. We just have to go out there and try to play a good game," Tebow said. "We're excited about it. It's our opener. We only get one a year, so we better make the most of it."

For more on the Jets, head over to Gang Green Nation, and stick to SB Nation New York for all the latest updates on the team throughout the course of the season.

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Rex Ryan, Woody Johnson: New York Jets Not A Circus

There has been curiously heavy media coverage -- even for the New York Jets -- following the Tim Tebow trade on Tebow himself and his ramifications for the offense and starting quarterback Mark Sanchez. Despite all of that, head coach Rex Ryan and owner Woody Johnson do not believe the Jets have reached a circus-like atmosphere.

Coach Ryan said:

"I just think we’re a better football team than people give us credit for. I also think our organization is a lot better than people give us credit for. The circus thing is kind of a little old for me, but if that’s the way it is, I think our record shows otherwise in the three years we’ve been together. I think we’ve done a tremendous job of drafting players (and) developing young talent," Ryan said. "I’m not afraid to say it, I think this is going to be an outstanding football team, the best team I’ve had since I’ve been here."

He continued by talking about the Jets' preparations for the future:

"How that reflects on our record, I’m not sure, but I think this team, this organization, is headed in the right direction and I don’t know if that’s the national perspective, but it’s my perspective," Ryan said.

Echoing Ryan's positive-thinking towards the upcoming season, Johnson was adamant that, for the Jets, it's all about winning:

"I think that is (the media). I certainly don’t feel that. We are deadly serious about what we do here, trying to win games and trying to represent our fans in a way that they expect us to represent them," Johnson said. "We learned this in third grade, sticks and stones and all this stuff about calling people names and all that, that is what that is. That is a way to sell papers but I don’t think that reflects us. I am not in this to create a circus environment or any other kind of environment other than a winning environment."

For more on the Jets, head over to Gang Green Nation, and stick to SB Nation New York for all the latest updates on the team throughout the course of the season.

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Tim Tebow/Mark Sanchez Music Parody

This is great stuff from THE NOC, using Maroon 5's song 'Payphone' to have a little fun at the expense of New York Jets quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez. The singer is in the end zone -- you know, that place Tebow and Sanchez don't know how to reach.

Maroon 5's "Payphone" - Tebow/Sanchez Music Parody (via NOC)


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Jets Vs. Bills, Wednesday Injury Report: Dustin Keller Doesn't Practice But Expects To Play

Wednesday's injury report for the season-opening contest between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills has been released, and tight end Dustin Keller and safety Eric Smith were the only two Jets' players that didn't practice. Keller, who admitted to reporters he did run routes and expects to play Sunday, is recovering from a hamstring injury, while Smith is battling a hip injury that he suffered in New York's preseason finale.

The only player listed as out for Sunday's game is offensive lineman Dennis Landolt (knee). Meanwhile, running back Joe McKnight (hamstring), linebackers Bryan Thomas (ankle) and Nick Bellore (shoulder), defensive linemen Sione Pouha (lower back) and Mike DeVito (calf) and offensive lineman Brandon Moore (hip) were all limited in practice.

Key players - wide receivers Santonio Holmes (ribs) and Chaz Schilens (ankle), and defensive backs Ellis Lankster (quad) and Laron Landry (heel) -- all had full participation in practice.

As for the Bills, they had only four players listed on their injury report. The biggest name was wide receiver Stevie Johnson (groin) who was limited in practice.

For more on the Jets, head over to Gang Green Nation, and stick to SB Nation New York for all the latest updates on the team throughout the course of the season.

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Jets Re-Sign Marcus Dixon, Tryout Two Former Bills

The New York Jets resigned defensive tackle Marcus Dixon Tuesday, three days after the organization announced his release, ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini is reporting. Oddly, Dixon took the roster spot of recently claimed defensive lineman Isaako Aaitui, who took Dixon's roster spot Saturday when he was claimed from the Miami Dolphins.

The move was one of a handful from the Jets, who also offered tryouts to two former Buffalo Bills players -- punter Shawn Powell and wide receiver Derek Hagan.

The tryouts could be an act of Week 1 gamesmanship that usually occurs with cut players of an upcoming opponent. Though, Powell was never expected to beat out Bills' starter Brian Moorman, and last season Hagan split time between the Bills and the Oakland Raiders mainly playing on special teams.

For more on the Jets, head over to Gang Green Nation, and stick to SB Nation New York for all the latest updates on the team throughout the course of the season.

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NFL Power Rankings: Jets Ranked No. 18

SB Nation released its preseason NFL Power Rankings Tuesday, and the New York Jets were ranked No. 18 by NFL editor Joel Thorman. The Jets are the eighth-highest ranked team in the AFC, which is headed by the No. 3 New England Patriots. The Green Bay Packers snagged the ranking's top spot, while the defending Super Bowl champions, New York Giants, came in at No. 2.

Here's what Thorman had to say about the Jets:

18. New York Jets (LW: 19): I can see two scenarios: 1.) A shutdown defense leading them to an 11-win season or 2.) a complete meltdown, five-win season. So we'll put them in the middle of the pack.

For those curious, New York's Week 1 opponent the Buffalo Bills were slotted just a spot ahead of Gang Green at No. 17.

17. Buffalo Bills (LW: 17): Second place in the AFC East looks possible. They will end up with a better record than the team right below them.

For more on the Jets, visit the SB Nation blog Gang Green Nation.

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