Thursday Night – Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
Unfortunately, it’s that time of year again where the NFL is forcing us to watch the Bills and Jets. I know you don’t like it any more than I do, so let’s struggle through this together. The Bills are bad and the Jets are worse, but maybe they can still come up with some entertaining stuff for us to watch. There are still a few talented players on each squad that could break out with a big play here or there. I just wouldn’t bet on it.
Keys to the Game
Buffalo should use the old ground and pound technique until the clock reads all zeroes. The Jets lack any sense of offensive firepower, especially against what should be a decent Buffalo defense, and won’t be able to pull off any kind of comeback down the stretch. The Bills can establish an early lead here, heck maybe Sammy Watkins will do something (or maybe he’ll get hurt) and then LeSean McCoy and company can batter the New York front seven until they give up or time runs out. It’s just about that simple for Buffalo on Thursday night.
This is one of the more “winnable” games on New York’s schedule this year… if there is such a thing. We know all about the Jets’ struggles on both sides of the ball, but Buffalo has a history of being incredibly disappointing, making them the perfect victim for a Jets win. No matter who is lining up under center in New York at this point in the season, they won’t be much of a factor. It’s going to be all about giving Matt Forte and Bilal Powell room to succeed and hoping big Austin Seferian-Jenkins can make a big play. A turnover or two forced by some up and coming defenders (Jamal Adams?) would make this New York’s game to lose.