The first three passes the Bills completed were in the direction of Drew Coleman as opponents continue to pick on the Jets lack of size in the secondary. The Jets cornerback has struggled against big, physical receivers and has consistently been targeted…err exploited…by other teams throughout this year. Coleman gave up passes of nine yards, 33 yards and 15 yards to start the game. While he had a strip fumble sack in the fourth quarter, Coleman struggled with his pass protection but was helped with the ineptness of Buffalo's passing game.
2. Ho-Hum –
With the Jets having clinched the playoffs last week and with nothing to gain from this week, the regular season finale was merely playing out the string for New York. Sanchez, tight end Dustin Keller and center Nick Mangold were out after the first series. New York raced out to a 17-0 halftime lead, meaning that the stadium began to empty out as they players headed for the locker rooms.
3. It Meant Nothing -
Sure it was a feel good game and a chance to finish with 11 wins for just the fourth time in franchise history, but it still seemed tainted by the "Same Old Jets" syndrome. From the late arriving crowd to the fact that the game meant nothing in the standings, the Jets should have done much better. "The season had ups and downs but we were happy to end with a win heading into the playoffs," Coleman said. After a 9-2 start, this should not have been a Wild Card team.