Slumping Jets want payback against Bills: 'It's personal'


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets can't erase three months of bad football in one afternoon, but a victory Sunday would provide a temporary reprieve from the ugliness. Revenge has that power. It can ease the pain for a few hours, maybe a few days.
The Jets want payback. Badly.
Four weeks ago, they suffered one of the worst defeats in franchise history, a 41-10 humiliation to the Buffalo Bills. The Jets were not competitive from the first play to the last, embarrassing themselves against fourth-string quarterback Matt Barkley.
If they have any pride -- if there's anything left in their heart after six straight defeats -- they will go up to Orchard Park, New York, and beat the equally dreadful Bills (4-8).
"Cut to the chase, man: It's personal," safety Jamal Adams said Wednesday. "They came in and they whupped us. They don't like us, we don't like them, so it's going to be a tough battle."
Players said coach Todd Bowles reminded them of the debacle when he spoke to them Monday. He brought it up again Wednesday. He might as well bang the redemption drums, because there's no other tangible motivation. The Jets (3-9) ruined their playoff chances several weeks ago and it's probably too late to save Bowles, who almost certainly will be a goner when the season ends.