Mark Sanchez put together quite the performance in their opener at home against a Bills team that looked overmatched on both sides of the ball.
All facets of the game equaled complete domination by a motivated Jets team that still has the talent to compete with the majority of the teams in the AFC.
The main issue will be consistency since they will be playing without their top defensive player, Darrelle Revis (concussion).
With Revis being out the Pittsburgh Steelers will rely on both Antonio Brown and Mike Wallace to go bonkers in this critical AFC matchup that may decide both of these teams 2012 fates despite playing just Week 2.
This is just the second weekend of the season, but the expectations for both of these teams needs to be lowered a bit since they are competing with arguably the two most complete teams in all of football in their own division.
Baltimore and New England are as good as it gets and it will be key for both defenses to play in this early Sunday evening contest.
Without Revis, more of a leadership role will be put on Antonio Cromartie and David Harris. Harris is one of the more complete linebackers in the game, and Cromartie showed last week he still has plenty of explosiveness left in the tank.
His pick six off Ryan Fitzpatrick secured an early blowout victory over the Bills in a game that some (myself included) would come down to the wire. New York proved the Bills at the moment are still those laughable Bills, but this matchup on the road will go a long way for Sanchez and the offense.
Shonn Greene got it rolling on the ground against a Bills defense that was put out on the field way too much in the first half. Taking care of the ball was a must coming into the season and outside of a silly flip by Sanchez, the Jets famous signal-caller looks as if he found a few successful weapons.
Although it was against Buffalo’s secondary, Stephen Hill and Jeremy Kerley looked legit. Kerley brought back a punt and showed why he was once considered the most electrfying man in college football (TCU).
Losing tight end Dustin Keller could be a tough loss, although James Harrison (knee, Polamalu will be game-time decision with calf issue) is expected to miss this game as well.
Ben Roethlisberger has so much poise in the pocket and is considered a future Hall of Famer for a reason, he finds ways every season to get the job done no matter the odds. He will have his work cut out for him with a suspect offensive line and a running game that gets bottled up far too easily, but the guy is still a proven winner.
Power Rankings: PITT (14) NYJ (9)
Network: CBS (715)
Time: 4:25 p.m. Eastern
Experts Pick: Steelers by 5
Danny V’s Pick: Steelers 21, Jets 19