I ran across an article that repeated a claim I had heard during New Jersey's 3rd preseason game:
The Jets (No. 17 in the AP Pro32) are the first team since the 1977 Atlanta Falcons, according to NBC, to go without a touchdown in its first three preseason games. That’s a span of 12 quarters, 35 drives and 174 plays.
Now here is where the bad news comes in. Should the Jets' offensive futility continue through the last preseason game, it will become the focal point for the game. Why does that matter? Well, the Buffalo Bills are (world?) famous for helping teams overcome adversity. Teddy Bruschi had his miraculous come back from his stroke (?) against....Buffalo. Tom Brady had his miraculous come back from his injury against.....Buffalo. Need to end some miserable streak of road game losses? Come to Buffalo and the Bills will help you out. Have some personal demons to slay? Buffalo is seemingly always here for you. Need an improbable collapse against 3rd stringers to allow you to back into the playoffs? Buffalo has you covered.
Why the Bills continually provide Festivus Miracles for other teams remains a mystery but the song remains the same regardless of front offices, head coaches, and players. As a result, I, for one, will be hoping that New Jersey's starting unit scores a TD in the final preseason game. Otherwise, we can count on the Jets scoring some ridiculous number of TDs against Buffalo.....just so the sportscasters can talk about how playing Buffalo is the way to cure what ails you.