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New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills Pick & Prediction SEP 13TH 2020

FinishedTV: CBSRalph Wilson Stadium Orchard Park

457New York Jets
458Buffalo Bills

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40
-5.5
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40.5o -110
-6.5 +100
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-175
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The Buffalo Bills will begin their quest for an AFC East division title when they host the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon in the season opener for both teams.

 

Buffalo has not finished in first place since 1995, when Marv Levy was head coach and Jim Kelly was under center. But the Bills are coming off a 10-win season for the first time in two decades, and they are looking to take the next step after their 2019 campaign ended with a 22-19 playoff loss to the Houston Texans in an AFC wild-card game.

 

"Until we win the AFC East, I'm not going to feel like we're on track," Bills general manager Brandon Beane recently said to reporters. "That's a big hurdle that we need to do here. ...

 

"We haven't won the division and, to me, that's the goal we have to do because we need to host playoff games here in Orchard Park, and the only way we get a chance to do that is if we win the division. We haven't been able to take down the Patriots yet. Nobody has since we've been here. That's still the team we're chasing."

 

The New York Jets feel the same way.

 

As the Jets travel upstate to begin the season on the road, they are looking to break a string of four consecutive losing seasons. Last season saw New York finish 7-9 in its first season with Adam Gase at the helm.

 

Gase has projected confidence throughout the preseason, but a slow start by the Jets could increase questions about his job security. His relationship with star running back Le'Veon Bell also could be in the spotlight after the two publicly disagreed in August about whether the player was dealing with a tight hamstring.

 

Bell, 28, insists there is nothing to worry about between him and his coach. He is looking to bounce back after a disappointing season in which he averaged only 3.2 yards per carry and scored three rushing touchdowns in 15 games.

 

"We've had positive talks ever since I got here," Bell recently said to reporters. "I don't understand why everyone is trying to put me and Coach Gase against each other. We're not against each other. I understand how hard it is to believe that, but we actually like each other. We understand it comes with the territory."

 

Both clubs feature third-year quarterbacks looking to improve.

 

Josh Allen completed 58.8 percent of his passes while throwing for 3,089 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions last season with Buffalo. His Jets counterpart, Sam Darnold, completed 61.9 percent of his passes for 3,024 yards, 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions during his sophomore campaign.

 

Neither side is dealing with significant injuries, although the Jets had linebacker C.J. Mosley opt out of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Starting wide receivers Breshad Perriman (knee) and Denzel Mims (hamstring) missed time during the preseason but returned to full participation in practice this week.

 

Left guard Alex Lewis (shoulder) was limited Wednesday and is questionable for Sunday. Starting linebackers Tarell Basham (ankle) and Avery Williamson (hamstring) and safety Marcus Maye (calf) were limited, too.

 

For Buffalo, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei and cornerback E.J. Gaines opted out because of the pandemic. Cornerback Josh Norman (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday and starting defensive tackle Vernon Butler (hamstring) was limited.

 

The most prominent arrival in Buffalo is wideout Stefon Diggs, who will make his team debut after spending the past five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.

 

The Bills and Jets split last season's series in a pair of hard-fought, low-scoring games. Buffalo squeaked out a 17-16 victory in Week 1 on the road, and New York returned the favor with a 13-6 road win in Week 17.

 

--Field Level Media

 

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New York Jets

Buffalo Bills

Player Position Lineup
Bless Austin primary: Cornerback Starter
Tarell Basham primary: Left Outside Linebacker Starter
Le'Veon Bell primary: Runningback Starter
Blake Cashman primary: Right Inside Linebacker Starter
Jamison Crowder primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Sam Darnold primary: Quarterback Starter
Chris Herndon primary: Tight End Starter
Marcus Maye primary: Safety Starter
Steve McLendon primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Quinnen Williams primary: Right Defensive End Starter
Jordan Jenkins primary: Left Outside Linebacker Starter
Alex Lewis primary: Left Guard Starter
Brian Poole primary: Safety Starter
Neville Hewitt primary: Left Inside Linebacker Starter
Connor McGovern primary: Center Starter
Breshad Perriman primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Pierre Desir primary: Cornerback Starter
Greg Van Roten primary: Right Guard Starter
George Fant primary: Right Tackle Starter
Mekhi Becton primary: Left Tackle Starter
Frank Gore primary: Runningback Starter
Bradley McDougald primary: Defensive Back Starter
Josh Adams primary: Runningback Substitution
Henry Anderson primary: Defensive End Substitution
Braxton Berrios primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Folorunso Fatukasi primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Sam Ficken primary: Kicker Substitution
Ryan Griffin primary: Tight End Substitution
Nate Hairston primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Thomas Hennessy primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Harvey Langi primary: Linebacker Substitution
Frankie Luvu primary: Linebacker Substitution
Josh Malone primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Conor McDermott primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Kyle Phillips primary: Defensive End Substitution
Nathan Shepherd primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Trevon Wesco primary: Tight End Substitution
Jordan Willis primary: Defensive End Substitution
Ashtyn Davis primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Braden Mann primary: Punter Substitution
Quincy Wilson primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Arthur Maulet primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Chris Hogan primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Josh Andrews primary: Guard Substitution
Daniel Brown primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Matthias Farley primary: Safety Substitution
Chuma Edoga primary: Offensive Tackle Did not play
John Franklin-Myers primary: Defensive End Not active
Avery Williamson primary: Linebacker Not active
Mike White primary: Quarterback Did not play
Denzel Mims primary: Wide Receiver Not active
La'Mical Perine primary: Runningback Not active
James Morgan primary: Quarterback Not active
Bryce Huff primary: Defensive End Not active
Joe Flacco primary: Quarterback Not active
Player PositionLineup
Josh Allen primary: Quarterback Starter
Cole Beasley primary: Wide Receiver Starter
John Brown primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Dion Dawkins primary: Left Tackle Starter
Tremaine Edmunds primary: Middle Linebacker Starter
Cody Ford primary: Right Guard Starter
Jerry Hughes primary: Right Defensive End Starter
Micah Hyde primary: Defensive Back Starter
Taron Johnson primary: Defensive Back Starter
Matt Milano primary: Strong Linebacker Starter
Mitch Morse primary: Center Starter
Trent Murphy primary: Left Defensive End Starter
Ed Oliver primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Jordan Poyer primary: Defensive Back Starter
Devin Singletary primary: Runningback Starter
Quinton Spain primary: Left Guard Starter
Levi Wallace primary: Defensive Back Starter
Tre'Davious White primary: Defensive Back Starter
Stefon Diggs primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Quinton Jefferson primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Daryl Williams primary: Right Tackle Starter
Gabriel Davis primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Ryan Bates primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Corey Bojorquez primary: Punter Substitution
Reid Ferguson primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Darryl Johnson primary: Defensive End Substitution
Jaquan Johnson primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Dawson Knox primary: Tight End Substitution
Tyler Kroft primary: Tight End Substitution
Siran Neal primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Ty Nsekhe primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Harrison Phillips primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Del'Shawn Phillips primary: Linebacker Substitution
Cam Lewis primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Tyrel Dodson primary: Linebacker Substitution
Isaiah McKenzie primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Taiwan Jones primary: Runningback Substitution
Zack Moss primary: Runningback Substitution
Tyler Bass primary: Kicker Substitution
Reggie Gilliam primary: Fullback Substitution
Tyler Matakevich primary: Linebacker Substitution
A.J. Klein primary: Linebacker Substitution
Mario Addison primary: Defensive End Substitution
Brian Winters primary: Guard Substitution
Justin Zimmer primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Andre Roberts primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Dean Marlowe primary: Strong Safety Substitution
Matt Barkley primary: Quarterback Did not play
Ike Boettger primary: Guard Not active
Lee Smith primary: Tight End Not active
T.J. Yeldon primary: Runningback Not active
A.J. Epenesa primary: Defensive End Not active
Jake Fromm primary: Quarterback Not active
Vernon Butler primary: Defensive Tackle Not active

New York Jets

Buffalo Bills

  • Match Start
  • Period 1
  • MIN 2
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 4 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Tyler Bass
    • Passer: Josh Allen
    • Pass Receiver: Zack Moss
  • MIN 5
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 2 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Tyler Bass
    • Rusher: Josh Allen
  • Period 2
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 31 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Sam Ficken
  • MIN 6
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 17 Yards
    • Passer: Josh Allen
    • Conv Kicker: Tyler Bass
    • Pass Receiver: John Brown
  • Period 3
  • MIN 5
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 69 Yards
    • Passer: Sam Darnold
    • Pass Receiver: Jamison Crowder
    • Conv Kicker: Sam Ficken
  • Period 4
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 2 Yards
    • Rusher: Josh Adams
    • Conv Kicker: Sam Ficken
  • MIN 3
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 19 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Tyler Bass
  • MIN 10
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 22 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Tyler Bass
  • Match End

GAMES

Last 10

W 20% L 80%
2 8
  • @New England L 14 - 28
  • Cleveland W 16 - 23
  • @L.A. Rams W 23 - 20
  • @Seattle L 3 - 40
  • Las Vegas L 31 - 28
  • Miami L 20 - 3
  • @L.A. Chargers L 28 - 34
  • New England L 30 - 27
  • @Kansas City L 9 - 35
  • Buffalo L 18 - 10
W 80% L 20%
8 2
  • @Kansas City L 24 - 38
  • Baltimore W 3 - 17
  • Indianapolis W 24 - 27
  • Miami W 26 - 56
  • @New England W 38 - 9
  • @Denver W 48 - 19
  • Pittsburgh W 15 - 26
  • @San Francisco W 34 - 24
  • L.A. Chargers W 17 - 27
  • @Arizona L 30 - 32

Last Meetings

  • Bills @ Jets 18-10
  • Jets @ Bills 17-27
  • Jets @ Bills 13-6
  • Bills @ Jets 17-16
  • Jets @ Bills 27-23
  • Bills @ Jets 41-10
  • Bills @ Jets 21-34
  • Jets @ Bills 12-21
  • Bills @ Jets 10-30
  • Jets @ Bills 37-31

American Football Conference

AFC EastWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Buffalo Bills133 0.8130.00.00.0 7-16-29-0-1
Miami Dolphins106 0.6253.00.00.0 5-35-37-0-3
New England Patriots79 0.4386.00.00.0 5-32-65-0-5
New York Jets214 0.12511.00.00.0 1-71-72-0-8
AFC NorthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Pittsburgh Steelers124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-36-0-4
Baltimore Ravens115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Cleveland Browns115 0.6881.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Cincinnati Bengals411 1.2677.50.00.0 3-51-63-1-7
AFC SouthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Indianapolis Colts115 0.6880.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Tennessee Titans115 0.6880.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Houston Texans412 0.2507.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
Jacksonville Jaguars115 0.06310.00.00.0 1-70-81-0-10
AFC WestWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Kansas City Chiefs142 0.8750.00.00.0 6-28-09-0-1
Las Vegas Raiders88 0.5006.00.00.0 2-66-25-0-5
Los Angeles Chargers79 0.4387.00.00.0 4-43-55-0-5
Denver Broncos511 0.3139.00.00.0 2-63-53-0-7

National Football Conference

NFC EastWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Washington Football Team79 0.4380.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
New York Giants610 0.3751.00.00.0 3-53-55-0-5
Dallas Cowboys610 0.3751.00.00.0 4-42-64-0-6
Philadelphia Eagles411 1.2672.50.00.0 3-41-73-1-7
NFC NorthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Green Bay Packers133 0.8130.00.00.0 7-16-28-0-2
Chicago Bears88 0.5005.00.00.0 3-55-33-0-7
Minnesota Vikings79 0.4386.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
Detroit Lions511 0.3138.00.00.0 1-74-42-0-8
NFC SouthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
New Orleans Saints124 0.7500.00.00.0 6-26-28-0-2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-27-0-3
Carolina Panthers511 0.3137.00.00.0 2-63-52-0-8
Atlanta Falcons412 0.2508.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
NFC WestWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Seattle Seahawks124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-37-0-3
Los Angeles Rams106 0.6252.00.00.0 6-24-46-0-4
Arizona Cardinals88 0.5004.00.00.0 4-44-44-0-6
San Francisco 49ers610 0.3756.00.00.0 1-75-33-0-7

Last Injuries

New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen completed 33 of 46 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 57 yards and another touchdown, and the Buffalo Bills cruised to a 27-17 win over the visiting New York Jets on Sunday afternoon.

Zack Moss and John Brown each caught touchdown passes for Buffalo (1-0), which beat the Jets in Week 1 for the second year in a row. Stefon Diggs added a team-high eight catches for 86 yards in his Bills debut.

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold completed 21 of 35 passes for 215 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Jamison Crowder had seven catches for 115 yards and a touchdown for New York (0-1).

Jets running back Le'Veon Bell left with a hamstring injury and finished with only six carries for 14 yards, along with two receptions for 32 yards. New York also lost linebacker Blake Cashman because of a groin injury.

Buffalo's first possession ended with a fumble, but the Bills regrouped on their second drive to grab a 7-0 lead. Allen scored a 2-yard touchdown on a quarterback keeper to cap a seven-play, 55-yard drive.

The Bills increased their lead to 14-0 with 2:32 left in the first quarter. Allen connected with Moss for a 4-yard touchdown, providing a debut highlight for the speedy rookie running back taken in the third round out of Utah.

After the Jets' next drive ended with a punt, Buffalo scored again to make it 21-0 with 6:48 to go in the first half. Brown hauled in a 17-yard pass from Allen to begin his seventh NFL season with a receiving touchdown.

New York snapped its shutout when Sam Ficken drilled a 31-yard field goal just before halftime.

The Jets pulled within 21-10 with 5:10 left in the third quarter. Crowder turned a short pass into a 69-yard score, which marked the second-longest touchdown in the sixth-year veteran's career.

Buffalo made it 24-10 on a 22-yard field goal by rookie Tyler Bass with 10:42 left in the fourth quarter.

On the next possession, Bass connected again, this time from 19 yards, to increase the Bills' lead to 27-10.

The Jets cut the deficit to 27-17 on a two-yard rushing touchdown by running back Josh Adams with 54 seconds left.

--Field Level Media