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Marker The Jets were favored — think the Bills knew that? [1:33 AM]
New York Post reports: 'Charles said Marrone “just put that in our minds’’ about the point spread. “But, we already knew,’’ he said. “A lot of guys in this locker room have been underdogs, so we feed off that stuff. We’re going to make all the naysayers eat their words at the end of the year, because I don’t think we’ve gotten any respect that we’ve deserved. We’re going to stay grounded and keep proving these people wrong.’’'

Marker Monday's New York Coverage [1:32 AM] reports:
Somehow, the Jets Take a Turn for the Worse (New York Times)
Geno Smith, Jets hit new low as QB benched early for Michael Vick in 43-23 blowout loss to Bills (New York Daily News)
Defense doesn't do NY Jets any favors in loss to Bills (New York Daily News)
NY Jets Rex Ryan will probably be fired, but GM John Idzik should follow him out the door (New York Daily News)
Time has come for Geno Smith to turn over NY Jets quarterback job (New York Daily News)
Percy Harvin has tough time catching on in NY Jets debut (New York Daily News)
NY Jets QB Geno Smith may have hurt right shoulder (New York Daily News)
Photo gallery (New York Daily News)
Geno, Jets hit new low in disastrous 6-turnover loss to Bills (New York Post)
Vick replaces Geno Smith after hideous, 3-INT quarter (New York Post)
Jets’ defense can’t overcome horrific offensive (New York Post)
From Super Bowl champ to this — how does Harvin like the Jets? (New York Post)
Bills trash Geno after rout: ‘We were bummed’ he was pulled (New York Post)
The Jets were favored — think the Bills knew that? (New York Post)
Contrary to reports, Seahawks miss Harvin (New York Post)
Enough’s enough: It’s time to fire Rex (New York Post)
Vick at QB is Jets’ only choice (New York Post)
Geno Smith has X-ray on shoulder (New York Post)
Rattled Geno lets down offense (New York Post)
Inept. Embarrassing. Atrocious. (New York Post)
Geno Smith, Michael Vick commit three turnovers each as Jets drop seventh in row (Newsday)
Geno Smith's three interceptions send Jets spiraling (Newsday)
Saalim Hakim's tackle of Sammy Watkins a highlight for Jets (Newsday)
Percy Harvin looks ahead after getting plenty of touches (Newsday)
How bad is it getting for Jets? Flashbacks of the Rich Kotite era (Newsday)
Jets Q&A: Now what? (Newsday)
Poor marks all around (Newsday)
Photo gallery (Newsday)
With Geno Smith a bust, what will Jets do at QB in 2015? (Newark Star Ledger)
Jets' Rex Ryan after seventh straight loss: 'It can't get a whole hell of a lot worse.' It can't? (Newark Star Ledger)
Does Jets' Sheldon Richardson still believe in Geno Smith? 'He got benched today' (Newark Star Ledger)
After benching, Jets' Geno Smith says, 'I do see myself as the starting quarterback' (Newark Star Ledger)
Eric Decker has theory on why Jets are 1-7, and it's not because they're 'a bad football team' (Newark Star Ledger)
Why does Jets coach Rex Ryan continue to praise Geno Smith? (Newark Star Ledger)
How did Percy Harvin do in his first game for Jets? (Newark Star Ledger)
Jets general manager John Idzik has a tire fire on his hands (Newark Star Ledger)
Geno Smith injures throwing shoulder in Jets' loss to Buffalo Bills (Newark Star Ledger)
Photo gallery (Newark Star Ledger)
Bills rout Jets, 43-23, as Geno Smith gets benched (Bergen Record)
Percy Harvin hits the ground running for Jets (Bergen Record)
Jets must call QB audible to move on (Bergen Record)
Michael Vick 'would love to start' (Bergen Record)
Jets replay vs. Bills (Bergen Record)
Photo gallery (Bergen Record)
Geno benched again as Bills embarrass Jets, 43-23 (White Plains Journal News)
Jets pleased with Percy Harvin's debut (White Plains Journal News)
Jets should go with Vick at QB (Middletown Times Herald Record)
Barring miracle, Rex's tenure with Jets coming to an end (Middletown Times Herald Record)
Jets spiraling towards historic lows (Asbury Park Press)
Jets’ season-long debacle continues with 7th straight loss (Trenton Trentonian)
Ryan has QB decision to make (Trenton Trentonian)
‘Atrocious’ Day for Geno Smith and the Jets (Wall Street Journal)
The Jets Historic Skid—And That’s Saying Something (Wall Street Journal)
Jets must bench Geno Smith for good (ESPN New York)
Geno Smith benched after 3 INTs (ESPN New York)
Johnson: We must 'win some games' (ESPN New York)
Sloppy, Frustrated Jets Hit Rock Bottom Against Bills (WFAN-AM)
Jets’ Rex Will Go Out A Fool If He Doesn’t Make Switch (WFAN-AM)
Jets Quarterbacks Both Seeking That Spark (
6 Failed Tries to Pull Out a Jets Victory (
Photo gallery (
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)
Photo gallery (Rochester D&C)
Photo gallery (Syracuse Post-Standard)

Marker Orton tosses 4 TDs as Bills rout sloppy Jets 43-23 [1:29 AM]
AP reports: 'Orton finished 10 of 17 for 238 yards, and Watkins had three catches for 157 yards — but was embarrassed when he was caught from behind while celebrating early on what appeared would be a long TD.'

Marker Geno, Vick struggle as Jets routed by Bills 43-23 [1:28 AM]
AP reports: 'Ryan didn't immediately announce whether Smith or Vick would start next week at Kansas City. That's a change from the past, when Ryan has often said following games that Smith would be under center. "I have no idea," Ryan said. "We'll look at that later."'

Marker Geno Smith struggles and is benched for Vick after 3 interceptions [1:27 AM]
AP reports: 'Smith had played better last week in a 27-25 loss to the Patriots with 226 yards passing and no turnovers. But he struggled to find his accuracy against the Bills, and Vick started warming up after the third interception.'

Marker Dixon starts for Bills, Harvin to make Jets debut [1:26 AM]
AP reports: 'Kraig Urbik replaces rookie Cyril Richardson at left guard after Kyle Orton was sacked five times against Minnesota. Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) is out.'

Marker Buffalo 43, NY Jets 23 [1:25 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Orton completed 10-of-17 passes for 238 yards for the Bills (5-3), who forced six turnovers. Sammy Watkins caught three passes for 157 yards and a score.'

Marker Geno Smith benched after three first-quarter interceptions [1:24 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Smith completed just 2-of-8 passes before being benched for Michael Vick.'

Marker Bills' six takeaways seal Jets seventh straight L [1:23 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Orton was just 10 of 17 for 238 yards but avoided the types of mistakes that doomed Jets counterparts Geno Smith and Michael Vick, each of whom accounted for three turnovers.'

Marker Bills-Jets: What we learned [1:22 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"I had a lot of opportunities early on in my career and (then) the stretch of six, seven years not sniffing it," Orton said. "So they don't come around very often. When you've got a chance to be in it in the second half of the season, there's nothing more important than your preparation and your work. Do everything you can to give yourself the best chance."'

Marker Jets bench Smith for Vick [1:21 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The New York Jets benched quarterback Geno Smith after throwing three interceptions on four drives Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.'

Marker Bills Ground the Jets 43-23 [1:20 AM] reports: 'In the second half there was more of the same for the Jets, who turned the ball over again and again, but Buffalo's offense was stagnant and could only muster field goals.'

Marker Observations: Bills 43 - Jets 23 [1:19 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'They dominated the line of scrimmage, didn’t give the receivers an inch and held the Jets’ top two running backs to 50 yards on 16 carries. It was as suffocating an effort as the Bills have had defensively, and if it weren’t for a lack in preparation to contain backup Michael Vick from scrambling, the Bills would have had a perfect game on that side of the ball.'

Marker Cruise Control [1:18 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Here's what I know. These Bills have a good record halfway through the season and are set up to be in a playoff race. I'm signing up for that all day long back when this all began.'

Marker Bills get an important win [1:17 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The defense continues to be the strength of the 2014 Bills. Jim Schwartz' group had six takeaways, four sacks and shut down Jets running back Chris Ivory( 13 carries for 43 yards), They held the Jets without a first down on nine of their 15 possessions.'

Marker Bills in thick of playoff hunt [1:16 AM]
WROC-TV reports: 'Clearly, there are things to criticize about Sunday’s 20-point win vs. the Jets, but the good far outweighed the bad, and they find themselves in the thick of the hunt at the midway point.'

Marker Immediate Reactions: Buffalo Bills 43, New York Jets 23 [1:15 AM] reports: 'The big question: When your team gets you 7 turnovers, many in prime field position, should you win by more than 20? The bigger question: Is anyone buying into Orton as the second-coming of Rich Gannon?'

Marker Bills Took Control Early In 43-23 Win Over The Jets [1:14 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 't wasn't pretty as the Bills allowed a very bad Jets team to hang around much longer than they should have. The conservative play had Bills fans tearing the hair out of their heads as the Bills played into the strength of the Jets defense most of the game. For the second week in a row it wasn't very pretty but it was a win and this week they managed to put the hammer down and put the game away. Despite being conservative they did make two long plays in the passing game that kept the Jets from mounting a serious threat. It hasn't been easy, and it hasn't always been pretty but it has been a very successful first half to the season. The Bills have a new owner who is keeping the team in Buffalo and they are 5-3 at the bye a game out of first. It may not get any easier but it's nice to see this team in the hunt with something to look forward to in the second half of the season.'

Marker Defense Gets Six Takeaway Performance In Big Road Division Win [1:13 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Nathaniel Hackett got ripped all game long on twitter and rightfully so. They were way too conservative running the ball too much when the game was on the line, into the strength of the Jets defense instead of challenging the weak secondary more. They did challenge enough for two big plays to Watkins.'

Marker Bills ride six takeaways to win over Jets [1:12 AM] reports: 'It was the first time the Bills had six takeaways in a game in five seasons, and the 43 points scored were the most since a 49-point outburst against Cincinnati on Nov. 21, 2010.'

Marker Bills takeaway tally key in victory [1:11 AM] reports: '“That’s something we wanted to focus on during the game,” said DE Jerry Hughes. “We wanted to find ways to force turnovers. That’s what we focused on during the offseason for us to put that together against a divisional opponent is huge. We can kind of start to build some momentum and start putting wins together. No more one and out, one and out—kind of just really get on a roll.”'

Marker What the Bills are saying about Buffalo's 43-23 win over the Jets [1:10 AM] reports: '“We had 20 points off of the turnovers and we all know, probably of all the statistics, that’s the one that really means the most. I was happy about that. We had the potential to get some other ones out there. I thought we did a good job on the offensive side of not turning the ball over. We haven’t been doing a very good job of that in these past couple of weeks, so we put a major emphasis on it. Not to say that that should get it done, obviously turnovers are so big, but I was happy to get out of there with no turnovers.”'

Marker Kraig Urbik named starting guard in gameday lineup changes [1:09 AM] reports: 'OL Kraig Urbik was inserted back into the starting lineup in the gameday lineup changes against the Jets.'

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October 26, 2014

Marker Kyle Orton – The Bills quiet warrior [1:13 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Anyone who has interacted with Orton on a significant level can attest he is a man of passionate convictions away from the field. He’s known as erudite, cultured and politically inspired. He’s an advocate for social causes and worker’s rights. He’s a deep thinker.'

Marker No time like now for Bills to beat the odds [1:12 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'eople aren’t taking them seriously as a playoff contender. Otherwise, they would be favored against a Jets team with a bad quarterback, a bad secondary, and a coach, Rex Ryan, who should be updating his resume as we speak.'

Marker Bills have to strike a balance between the run and the pass [1:11 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills 20, Jets 17.'

Marker Sammy Watkins driven toward greatness [1:10 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"I got better," Watkins said the other day. "What you put on film is who you are and I think I put a lot of great things on film to make other cornerbacks look at that and know, 'Man, I can't just go up there and push him around and be physical, I've got to respect his game.' The next go-around against Revis it'll be a great matchup."'

Marker Three and out [1:09 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Jets 19, Bills 17.'

Marker Buffalo Bills offensive coordiantor Nathaniel Hackett finding stability at quarterback with Kyle Ort [1:08 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"I think that we work really well together, which is great," Hackett said. "He's a professional. It's wonderful to work with a veteran that's a professional. I think it's all about me being able to adjust to him, him being able to adjust to me, and I think we've really meshed well, it's about getting better every week. How you play in December is all that matters. I think for us, just moving up, this is his offseason kind of. He never really had a training camp or anything, so every single thing we're doing is new, trying to get him reps, get him slowly molded in and figure it out together."'

Marker Sunday's New York Coverage [1:07 AM] reports:
A Game of Attrition Chews Up N.F.L. Players (New York Times)
Sunday’s Matchup: Bills (4-3) at Jets (1-6) (New York Times)
NY Jets can't seem to buy a takeaway as Rex Ryan's defense has only produced three turnovers in seven games (New York Daily News)
NY Jets offense happy to hop on Percy Harvin's back and run all over Buffalo Bills (New York Daily News)
Inside the Playbook - Buffalo Bills at NY Jets: Look for Gang Green's defense to control the action (New York Daily News)
NY Jets better off losing in order to get high pick in 2015 NFL Draft (New York Daily News)
Funny how all these stories leak out after Percy Harvin arrives to NY Jets from Seahawks (New York Daily News)
How historically ugly would a Jets loss be? (New York Post)
Jets rookie Jace Amaro’s drops come when he’s wide open (New York Post)
To save a season — and Rex Ryan — the Jets look to Percy Harvin (New York Post)
Jets' Geno Smith still has chance to show he belongs (Newsday)
Which Percy Harvin will show up in Jets debut? (Newsday)
Jets RB Chris Ivory says he doesn't think about what all those hits will do to him (Newsday)
Percy Harvin must stow away baggage if he wants to take off with Jets (Newsday)
3 Jets vs. Buffalo Bills matchups to watch, featuring Percy Harvin and Sammy Watkins (Newark Star Ledger)
Our staff picks for Sunday's game (Newark Star Ledger)
Q&A with Jets quarterback Matt Simms, on still living at home and why he doesn't want a TV career (Newark Star Ledger)
Win over Bills would go long way in locker room (Bergen Record)
Jets vs. Bills matchup (Bergen Record)
8 Best Week 8 Rex Bites (
The Picks Are In: Bills vs. Jets (
Clearing a Path for Harvin/Powell (

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