One injury can put a damper on an entire season.
That's what I wrote just moments after Bills running back Fred Jackson left the game with a knee injury. It appears Jackson's injury may have been less severe than the one sustained by Buffalo wide receiver David Nelson shortly thereafter.
"Fred doesn't look as bad as David," Bills coach Chan Gailey said, according to The Buffalo News. "We don't know how bad David is, but it doesn't look good right now."
Jackson's injury is believed to be a sprained LCL, but news was hard to come by regarding the status of Nelson's knee.
The Bills were off to a hot start in 2011 before injuries derailed their season, but it looks like things could come unraveled quickly if these injuries are serious. Buffalo sorely lacked threats in the passing game last year, and it could already be short two of its best weapons on offense. It doesn't help that wide receiver T.J. Graham was oddly inactive for this week's game.
Here is some more news and analysis from around the AFC East this morning.
Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Sportsradio gives his post-game thoughts, including insight into what happened following running back Fred Jackson's knee injury.
According to Tim Graham of The Buffalo News, Bills head coach Chan Gailey doesn't think you should kick the dirt on the Bills just yet.
Brian Costello of the New York Post says the Jets offense wasn't clowning around on Sunday as Gang Green took it to the Bills.
Mike Vorkunov of The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger writes that despite a late letup, the Jets defense put on an incredible show on Sunday.
Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe reminds us that the preseason doesn't mean anything and that the Patriots offensive line removed the concerns that have surrounded the unit throughout August.
Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post writes that Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who had trouble with tipped passes against the Texans, also had trouble with tipped passes at Texas A&M.
Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.
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