After all of the media hype throughout the offseason and the run out of the tunnel carrying the American flag in the introductions, Jets fans witnessed the worst case scenario early in the first quarter when New York Jets' quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sacked by Leonard Floyd, and would suffer an ankle injury that caused him to leave the game.
On the Jets' first drive, the offense was driving after a 26 yard run by Breece Hall before being stalled due to pressure in the pocket and eventually the sack by Floyd that would send Rodgers to the locker room.
With Rodgers' status currently unknown, quarterback Zach Wilson is now in as the starting quarterback which could easily change the Jets' gameplan. Rather than seeing a passing attack that was expected to come, the running game between Hall and Dalvin Cook could start to take the lead in the Jets' offense.
How does this affect the Buffalo Bills?
For Sean McDermott and the Bills' defense, it will be time to adjust on the go and see what the Jets decide to put together without Rodgers behind center. The Jets already showed that they can get the run game going but now it could be the main offensive attack for the rest of the night. The Bills run defense will have to find a way to limit the running attack and make Wilson throw the ball to beat the defense.
As far as who is in the middle of the defensive line, this is where a player like Poona Ford can step up and take on the double teams to open up the holes for the linebackers in Matt Milano and Terrel Bernard to fly in and make a play.
While the status of Rodgers remains uncertain, the Bills will have to find a way to capitalize on the weakness at quarterback and get up early to put the pressure on Wilson and the offense if Rodgers is not able to return.