If the Buffalo Bills can shut down New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith consistently, this will raise the odds of winning on the road greatly. Smith is nursing a slight ankle injury, which shouldn’t affect him too much, but might limit his options if the Bills rush him. While the Jets don’t have exactly the best receiver corps in the NFL, last season, they made the Bills look foolish in Week 1 by putting up 48 points on what was considered a better secondary by a side-by-side comparison.
Smith has only completed 53 percent of his passes this year so far for 470 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions, which could also provide the Bills with some confidence to pressure him early and often as well. With pressure, it can cause even more mistakes and if the Bills defense decides to take some chances due to the limited receiver corps, Smith could be in for an extremely long day and the final score will not be pretty at all.
One of the key defenders for the Bills will be rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso who has been looking nothing short of stellar in his first two games with his non-stop motion sideline to sideline. He also has excellent coverage skills as he baited Cam Newton into throwing his way and getting an interception and these trends could continue this week.
All and all, it should be interesting see what if anything Geno Smith can muster against this Buffalo Bills defense who is improving week in and week out.