Jets facing tougher defensive challenge this time Dan Leberfeld

In the Jets’ 27-20 win over Buffalo in September, the Bills were ravaged in the secondary.

Cornerback Stephon Gilmore was out. The teams other starting cornerback, Leodis McKelvin, was hurt on the first series of the game and never returned. Also, nickel back Ron Brooks and safety Jairus Bryd were out.

So the Bills secondary was ravaged in that game.

All those players are back now.

So the Jets’ passing game will face a stiffer challenge this time around.

“It is a lot different,” said Bills safety Jim Leonhard. “(Our last game versus the Jets) was a little chaotic with having Leodis (McKelvin) go down on top of not having a couple of guys who were inactive for the game.

“We feel like we’re coming together. We are gelling. If you would have looked back at the beginning of the season the guys that they expected to start, we finally got everybody back. It is definitely exciting to have the secondary working at full strength.”

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