The New York Jets and the league’s best defense head to Buffalo to take on a Bills team scrapping for a playoff spot.
The initial game of this series was packed with emotions. On Sept. 11, fans held a moment of silence for the events that occurred 22 years prior. Fans turned their mourning into pure excitement when future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers took the field for the first time as a Jet. Four plays later, Rogers tore his Achilles tendon, crushing Jets and football fans around the world.
In true teammate fashion, the Jets took their emotion and played their hearts out to overcome the loss. The Jets’ defense took three interceptions from Josh Allen and Breece Hall ripped off big runs and passes, helping to battle back late in the game. Rookie wide receiver Xavier Gipson would cause a borderline earthquake in the Meadowlands, returning a punt 65 yards to end the game in overtime.
The Jets will need to repeat this sort of game to get another win against the Bills. Both teams are now very different than they were in Week 1. The Bills have lost multiple starters for their season, including Tre’Davious White, Matt Milano, and DaQuan Jones, while the Jets have taken massive hits on the offensive line, losing Alijah Vera-Tucker, Duane Brown, Billy Turner, and Wes Schweitzer to injured reserve.
Notably, Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey was fired on Tuesday following an ugly loss to the Denver Broncos. Joe Brady is taking over as the offensive coordinator.
To steal the show, the Jets will need to lean on Hall and Garrett Wilson, two rising stars in the NFL. In particular, hammering the run game may be New York’s best bet. The Bills’ defense hasn’t been good at all against the run this season, ranking 25th in the league in Run Defense Grade, per Pro Football Focus. This already tracks with how the Jets have played without Aaron Rodgers: leaning on the run and getting the ball to Wilson.
The Bills last 3 Games vs the Jets:
38.5% 3rd Down, 0% 4th Down
63.7 Passer Rating
4 FMB (1 lost)
— Stefan Stelling (@li_jets) November 18, 2023
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Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Start time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Orchard Park, New York
Stadium: Highmark Stadium
TV Info: Fubo, NFL+, Paramount+, YouTube Primetime, YouTube TV (NFL Sunday Ticket)
Odds courtesy of DraftKings.
Point Spread: NYJ +7 (-108), BUF -7 (-112)
Moneyline: NYJ (+260), BUF (-325)
Over/Under: O/U 39.5 (-110)
The under for this game looks to be the most enticing bet. The Jets’ defense is one of the best in the NFL, and with Zach Wilson at the helm, the offense averages 19.1 points per game.
What To Watch For
Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, and rookie Dalton Kincaid will be must-watch TV against what is the best defense in the NFL, according to PFF. Allen fought hard and lost out to this unit in Week 1, but if the Bills want to make the playoffs, they will have to take down New York this time.
Updated AFC East odds per FanDuel
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