2006_08_sjetslogo.jpgAfter not smiling on the Jets for the first two weeks of the season, the schedule gods dealt an easier hand for Weeks 3 and 4. First came the Dolphins at home, and the Jets cashed in for their first win of the season. Next is a game at Buffalo against the 0-3 Bills. If there is an adjective to describe this game stronger than "winnable" in NFL jargon, it should be applied. "Gimme" works.

Why should the Jets be so confident? Buffalo is 0-3 and hasn't looked good doing it. They have Marshawn Lynch and his talented running skills, but they also have to deal with rookie Trent Edwards calling signals in lieu of J.P. Losman. Coach Eric Mangini will see if he can make Edwards' life miserable like his mentor, Bill Belichick, did last week in New England's romp over Buffalo.

When the Jets have the ball, a healthy Chad Pennington will look out over an anything-but-healthy Bills defense. Dick Jauron, the Bills' head coach, has said, "Defensively, we struggle." No kidding. They've been outscored 64-10 in the last two games. Look for a steady diet of Thomas Jones as the Jets try to exploit a weakened linebacker corps. A win here and the season doesn't look bleak at all.