( Karl Merton Ferron, The Baltimore Sun / September 15, 2013 )
The Bills' injury-riddled secondary, coached by former Ravens secondary coach Donnie Henderson, had a lot of problems last week with Jets wide receivers Stephen Hill and Santonio Holmes.
Justin Rogers got burnt for two long touchdown passes.
With top cornerback Stephon Gilmore sidelined with a broken hand, cornerback Leodis McKelvin questionable with a hamstring injury and Pro Bowl free safety Jairus Byrd still sidelined with a foot problem, the Bills are shorthanded for Sunday's game.
And that situation could set up well for quarterback Joe Flacco and wide receiver Torrey Smith, the former University of Maryland standout who caught a 48-yard pass against the Houston Texans last week in a 30-9 victory.
Smith and Flacco have been building their timing, connecting 16 times for 269 yards. Smith has yet to score a touchdown, but is averaging 16.8 yards per reception.
The biggest issue the Bills had last week was being able to keep up with the Jets' speed outside. It doesn't get any easier, and definitely not any slower against Smith.