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For the Jets, the situation is dire. ?On a short week against their long-time divisional rivals, the Jets need a win more than ever and this game is their biggest hurdle between now and the end of the season.

Can they get the win? ?If they do, then the "p-word" will still be bandied around, but one more loss will most likely remove the Jets from any talk of January according to Brian Costello in the Post.

If the Jets lose to the rival Patriots tonight, you basically can forget about the playoffs. That is why the Jets are approaching this game like it?s a do-or-die game.

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. ? The game of football has been compared to many things, most often being called a battle. But never, never in the history of the NFL has anyone compared any part of the game to cellular respiration.

Eric Smith runs back interception against Rams

That is, until one talks with Eric Smith.

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It was good for the Jets to open the season with a dominating win. The Bills, despite Sunday's 48-28 loss, are a good measuring stick for where the Jets stand as they are just in the very start of their hunt for a postseason bid.

Here's some of what?occurred?to us in the aftermath of Week One:

1) ?Ground and pound ain't dead yet -- Don't despair at the notion that the Jets only gained 118 yards on 36 carries (a 3.3 YPC average) just yet. ?The Bills were selling out against the run much of the game and that left players like Stephen Hill in single coverage. ?Hill was able to get open in multiple ways, be it with his speed or physicality. ?Now starts the game of NFL cat-and-mouse. ?Teams will start to dial back the eight-in-the-box stuff and that will only help the Jets running game benefit from the softer defensive front they'll see.

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In case you might be concerned about just how the new starting Jets safeties will play tomorrow, according to Connor Orr of the Star-Ledger, they have been working hard all summer to be ready for the season so that they can be as effective as Mike Pettine and Dennis Thurman expect them to be this season.

?LaRon and Yeremiah have been doing a great job of communicating between them,? secondary coach Dennis Thurman said. ?We don?t think it?s going to be a problem. We have two new guys who learned the system, and they understand what they need to do within each call.?

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The Jets have issued their injury report and while it looks like Eric Smith won't be playing this weekend, LaRon Landry was off the field today as well, getting listed as "Did Not Participate" after fully participating yesterday. ?Landry's absence has raised some eyebrows, and some in Buffalo have taken this as a sign of Landry being unable to play this weekend -- that's just not the case at all.

The Jets are still going slow with Landry, as he recovers from his injury and as a precaution are planning on sitting him at least one practice a week to prevent aggravating his achilles heel. ?There's no story here.

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There aren't many receivers who get the best of Revis, but with a Week One matchup looming between Darrelle Revis and Stevie Johnson, the question is getting raised. ?James Walker asks on ESPN whether or not Stevie Johnson has Revis' number.

Johnson doesn't have elite speed, but he is a solid route-runner who can make tough catches. Several of his receptions against Revis last year were in tight coverage.

Some Bills fans in the AFC East blog have gone as far to say "Johnson owns Revis." That's a stretch. But Johnson has done relatively well against Revis compared to other receivers. Hearing this, expect Revis to be very motivated to shut down Johnson.

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Three Redskins players who will have an impact on Sunday's season opener:

1. Tim Hightower

Mike Shannahan loves to establish the run, and Hightower has been the Redskins' most effective player this pre-season. He is by no means an elite player, but he has shown flashes of starter-caliber talent in the past, and on the current Redskins roster, that is enough to set oneself apart. Especially with Jonathan Goff out and rookie Greg Jones starting at middle linebacker, stopping Hightower will be key for the defense.

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