Three Things to Watch Sunday Night

Will Gang Green finally get on the scoreboard Sunday night?

1. How is Howard?

With the Jets thrusting Austin Howard into the starting right tackle role, keep a close eye on how the third-year lineman performs under the bright lights. Howard started in place of Hunter during the New York's first preseason contest against the Cincinnati Benglas, so he should be able to shake the first half jitters. It remains to be seen whether Howard is the Jets long-term solution at right tackle.

2. What a Catch

With wide receivers Santonio Holmes and Jeremy Kerley expected to be back in the mix follow a return from injury, quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow will have two potent playmakers at their disposal. While both wideouts are slated for 10-12 plays, look for Tony Sparano to target them early and often on Gang Green's opening drive.

3. Kick back

Look for punter T.J. Conley to bounce back from a nightmarish performance last Saturday night. In his second season with the Jets, Conley has showed flashes of brilliance, but been much too inconsistent for special teams coach Mike Westhoff's liking.

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