Are you ready for some football? Are you ready for some controversy? Are you ready for the non-stop Tim Tebow mania?
Ready or not, here it comes.
Mark Sanchez, not Tebow, will lead his New York Jets against the Buffalo Bills in the season opener on Sunday. How long will he lead the Jets? Only he will determine his fate with his play on the field.
Here is everything you need to know for Sunday's game:
When: Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. ET
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
Spread: Jets -3 (via Vegas Insider)
Over/Under: 39 (via Vegas Insider)
Injury Report (via CBS Sports)
Bills: WR Steve Johnson (questionable, groin) and WR Brad Smith (questionable, groin).
Jets: DE Mike DeVito, TE Dustin Keller, S LaRon Landry, DT Sione Po'uha, S Eric Smith and LB Bryan Thomas are all questionable for Sunday's games. Eight other Jets are probable.
Player to Watch from Bills
Johnson is going to have the difficult task of matching up against the secondary of the New York Jets. Darrelle Revis will be his counterpart for the majority of the game, and we all know what happens when wide receivers go to Revis Island, right?
Johnson going up against Revis and the rest of the Jets secondary is always fantastic theater, but we also have to remember that Johnson is questionable with a groin injury. If he's not on the field, Buffalo's chances of moving the ball against a stingy defense are worsened.
Players to Watch from Jets
When you know who is fresh on his tail and with the crowd potentially screaming for Tebow if Sanchez struggles early, there is no question that Sanchez is the guy fans must watch during Sunday's game.
Will Sanchez feel the pressure from Tebow and/or the fans? Will he allow that pressure to dictate his performance on the field? Stay tuned.
It's almost a given that we would have to add Tebow to the list of players to watch. Whether you like him or hate him, he is fantastic television. We all can say we don't care about Tebow but what's the first thing that will pop in your head when the Jets and Bills play in Week 1?
I bet it involves Tebow in some way.
The Jets will play Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Houston and New England during the first seven weeks of the 2012 season. Indianapolis and Miami are sandwiched in between with Buffalo opening out the season.
Winning games like Week 1 not only will determine the future of Sanchez in the quarterback battle, but they will determine how the Jets finish in the 2012 NFL campaign.
Jets 13, Bills 10.
Sanchez plays the majority of the game while Tebow runs 10-to-15 plays to throw off the rhythm of the defense. New York uses a complete team effort to slide by the Bills in its home opener.
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