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Jets At Bills Preview: When The Jets Have The Ball

(Sports Network) — The Jets have recently been successful in unfamiliar surroundings, going 6-3 in nine road games under Rex Ryan in two seasons and winning five straight with the 31-23 triumph at Miami. Mark Sanchez has been solid in both New Jersey and Florida over the past two weeks, completing 36-of-58 passes for 476 yards and a 122.5 passer rating. A three-TD effort against the Bills would be his third in a row. In the backfield, LaDainian Tomlinson scored his first rushing TD as a Jet last week and aims for a fourth straight game with at least one run of 20 yards. He’s averaged 94.4 yards in five games against Buffalo. On the outside, embattled receiver Braylon Edwards was benched for the first quarter before hauling in a 67-yard scoring pass last week and boosting his season totals to eight catches and 141 yards. Tight end Dustin Keller continued his own emergence as well, and is second in the league among tight ends with three TDs.

Since holding Miami to just 15 points in the opener, Buffalo has proceeded to allow 34 and 38 in successive weeks against Green Bay and New England – plummeting to a division-worst 87 points surrendered overall. Injuries haven’t helped, and no fewer than three players on the ball-stopping side are listed questionable, including linebacker Paul Posluszny (knee), linebacker Andra Davis (shoulder) and end Marcus Stroud (end). Posluszny was limited in practice Wednesday and both Davis and Stroud did not participate at all. Four players have racked up one sack apiece through three games, while Davis and safety Donte Whitner share the team lead with 21 tackles apiece. Overall, however, the Bills’ defense sacked Sanchez five times in their last meeting – including a career-best two from tackle Kyle Williams, who had his first of 2010 last week. Cornerback Terrence McGee has five career INTs against New York.