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With the season seemingly on the line, the New York Jets played their best game in nearly two months. Ryan Fitzpatrick was very efficient, throwing for 277 yards and four touchdowns while Chris Ivory looked explosive for the first time in nearly a month. Fitzpatrick hit the ‘trifecta’ by throwing a touchdown pass to each of his starting wide receivers. While Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall regularly hit pay dirt, Devin Smith scored his first touchdown right before halftime. With just seconds remaining, Smith ran a tight post route and Fitzpatrick delivered a strike for a 16-yard touchdown. This scoring play gave New York a 14-0 halftime lead, but more importantly, Fitzpatrick showed a lot of trust in the rookie by targeting him in a high leverage situation. After weeks of drops and poorly run routes, it was encouraging to see Smith haul in this touchdown pass.

Sans Darrelle Revis, New York’s defense completely dominated Miami’s offense, allowing just one third down conversion in the first three quarters. Miami’s offense lost Rishard Matthews and Mike Pouncey to injuries early in the game, but Ryan Tannehill was once again befuddled by New York’s blitz schemes.

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Today NY SOS will profile center/guard, Mike Pouncey, from my Florida Gators. Mike’s brother Maurkice Pouncey, who also attended Florida, was an all-pro center for the Pittsburgh Steelers last season as a rookie. The Giants passed on Maurkice in last year’s draft, and if this year’s Pouncey brother is available when the clock strikes pick no. 19, it will be difficult for the Giants to pass on him.

Mike fills the positions where the Giants have the biggest holes on offense – guard and center. Center Shaun O’Hara and guard Rich Seubert are both question marks due to both age and injury. Thus, fortifying the interior of the offensive line is critical for the Giants in the Draft.

Scouting reports after the jump.
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