Jets-Bengals: 7 Players That Must Excel For The New York

January 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the New York Jets to advance to the divisional round of the AFC playoffs, seven players must bring their "A" game to Cincinnati come Sunday:
1. Nick Mangold

The Jets All-Pro center and anchor of the offensive line needs to ensure pass protection as well as big holes for Thomas Jones and company. If the Bengals rattle Mark Sanchez in passing downs due to a lack of protection and time, the Jets will lose and lose badly.
2. Alan Faneca
Another Jet All-Pro that needs to bring his best stuff to Cincinnati, especially on passing downs.
If Faneca starts opening huge holes that leads Thomas Jones to the open field, it could be a long day for the Bengals. His play along the offensive line is critical. Sanchez cannot be harassed in the pocket and the running game needs to be firmly established in the first series of downs.
3. Jay Feely

The usually reliable Jet's place kicker needs to ensure the team converts all possible...

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