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Johnny G’s Week 13 Thursday Night Pick

December 3rd, 2009 by Johnny G | 21 Comments | Filed in Football, General

Thursday Night

After a Sunday split, my record now stands at 9-3 on the season. Picks for Sunday will be posted by Saturday Morning. Enjoy the game and the winnings.

Buffalo Bills (+3) over New York Jets/ 8:20 PM NFL Network

After stepping in for Trent Edwards, Harvard graduate Ryan Fitzpatrick has surprisingly thrived in the once stagnant Bills offense. After years and years of throwing his quarterbacks under the bus, what does Terrell Owens have to say about journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick? “He is allowing us to make plays that weren’t there before.” That’s some pretty high praise from a Wide Receiver who was not satisfied with Donovan Mcnabb, Tony Romo, or Jeff Garcia. After turning the offense over to Fitzpatrick and firing Head Coach Dick Jauron, the Bills have also replaced Marshawn Lynch as the starting tailback with the explosive and dynamic Fred Jackson. Now that Fitzpatrick has figured out a way to get Owens more involved in the offense, the offense is also much more dynamic. Coming off an impressive victory over the Miami Dolphins, where the Bills defense rattled Dolphins’ QB Chad Henne, the team is clicking on all cylinders and is looking as good as it has all season.

On the other hand you have a Jets team who comes in with rookie QB Mark Sanchez, who continues to struggle with turnovers and is single handedly holding his team back from competing week in and week out. Expect the Bills defense to follow the same script that each defense has used against Sanchez and the Jets all season. Blitz, blitz, and blitz some more. Each week Sanchez has looked more and more like a rookie and I don’t see the trend stopping this week. Just last week Sanchez was throwing late over the middle and off of his back foot against the blitz, which are both cardinal sins at the quarterback position.

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