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Bills-Jets report card

>Grading the Bills

RUNNING GAME

F : Jets stacked the box and limited Bills to pathetic 2.1 yards a rush on 18 carries. Longest run was 6 yards. Jackson finished well short of 1,000 yards.

PASSING GAME

F : Brohm, under siege all day, was miserable in first action of season (and maybe his last as a Bill). He and Brown combined for 130 yards, four interceptions.

RUN DEFENSE

F : League's worst unit gashed for 276 yards by Jets' backups. Reserve running backs should send cabs to make sure Buffalo defenders get to games on time.

PASS DEFENSE

C : Allowed Brunell to throw his first TD passes in four years. Byrd had first pick of the season and returned it for TD. He was also late on both TD passes.

SPECIAL TEAMS

C : Spiller had two decent punt returns late. But he's become a little conservative of late. Bills didn't draft him ninth overall to signal for fair catches.

COACHING

D : Brutal performance for second week in a row. Jets had virtually nothing to play for, but Ryan's crew seemed like the more emotionally involved squad.

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>Grading the Jets

RUNNING GAME

A : We should simply copy and paste this item twice a year. Jets ran for 276 yards. They ran for 273 in September and averaged 283.5 in two games in '09.

PASSING GAME

C : Didn't attempt a pass until late in first drive. Brunell threw for two TDS. Made bad decision on Byrd's pick six, but hey, the guy is 40 years old.

RUN DEFENSE

A : Ryan played his front seven a bunch, seemingly determined to get his defense back on track. Mission accomplished. They suffocated Bills' run game.

PASS DEFENSE

A : Pass rush harried Brohm into making some regrettable throws. Not difficult to pick off passes when they're floating straight down into your arms.

SPECIAL TEAMS

A : Weatherford showed why he's tops in the NFL in dropping punts inside the 20. Did it four times Sunday, making life worse for feeble Bills' offense.

COACHING

A : Give Ryan credit. Jets didn't have much to play for, but he had them emotionally ready. He promised McKnight a heavy workload and the rookie responded.

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