Buffalo Bills @ New York Jets – Sunday September 9, 2012 1:00PM EST
The sportsbook experts have noticed that nothing has come easy for the New York Jets this
year. But, at the same time, the Jets have caused all of their own drama and created their own distractions for this season. Between wide receiver Santonio Holmes publicly announcing his lack of faith in the offense to the quarterback mess that initially involved Peyton Manning but wound up with the signing of
Tim Tebow, the Jets have created a series of difficult problems for itself. The team's head coach retains his cocky attitude, but his team is not backing up the bold predictions that head coach Rex Ryan is so fond of making.
The Buffalo Bills shocked the football betting sites by making some of the most significant, and expensive, defensive roster moves of the off-season. The team signed former Houston Texans linebacker Mario
Williams to a $100 million contract, and then brought in former New England Patriots' pass rusher Mark Anderson. The Bills then chose cornerback Stephon Gilmore in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft to complete a complete
overhaul of the team's defense. The moves were welcomed by fans who are now
wondering when the Bills' offense will get its overhaul.
New York Jets
Tim Tebow has been seeing playing everything from a blocking lineman on the kick teams to a running back in the wildcat offense. While the Jets maintain that it knows exactly what it wants to do with Tebow, the
evidence suggests that the team has no idea where it really wants to play the backup quarterback. The bookmaker betting software did not see the improvements in starting quarterback Mark
Sanchez it needed to see to improve the Jets' chances of making the playoffs.
It looks like the Jets have created its own distractions and will now fall victim to those distractions as the season goes on.
The Bills' new defense did look effective in the preseason, but the defense lacks depth. As long as the starters stay healthy, the team should be ok. But no matter what the Buffalo
defense does, the team can only go as far as quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick can take it. A betonline review of last season shows that Fitzpatricks' play feel off immediately after he signed his big contract to be the starting quarterback. The team needs Fitzpatrick to regain the composure that won him the starting job or it could
be a long season in Buffalo.
The Bottom Line
This will be a very low scoring game as both of these offenses are struggling while these two defenses are two of the best in the league. In the end, the ineffectiveness of the Jets offense will be what costs the team a
win in its home opener for the 2012 season.
Click here for more information on the off-season moves that are disrupting the New York Jets.
Pick: Buffalo Bills