FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets' offensive line has watched plenty of film of Mario Williams the past few days.
The Buffalo Bills' star defensive end had 4 1/2 sacks against Carolina last Sunday, looking very much like the Super Mario of the past. The No. 1 task of the Jets' line will be to try to protect rookie quarterback Geno Smith from the Bills' sackmaster this Sunday.
Right tackle Austin Howard will likely draw much of that assignment, although the Bills move Williams all around the line. Howard, who did a solid job against Williams last season, says the Bills star is the rare defensive end who is both a speed and power player.
Right guard Willie Colon says the Jets need to set a physical tone from the opening snap.
---
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

Recent NFL Discussions

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Panthers vs. Seahawks Pick Will the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Panthers and Seahawks this week sail over the betting total?
Thumbnail Bucs vs. Chargers Pick Will Jameis Winston and Philip Rivers light up the scoreboard when the Chargers host the Buccaneers at 4:25PM ET on Sunday?
Thumbnail Giants vs. Steelers Pick Will the Giants and Steelers matchup on Sunday be low-scoring at 4:25PM ET in Pittsburgh?
Thumbnail Redskins vs. Cardinals Pick Is the total set too high in Sunday's matchup between the Redskins and Cardinals at 4:25PM ET?
Thumbnail Jaguars vs. Broncos Pick With a backup QB set to star for the Denver Broncos, can they find a way to cover on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at...
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages