For the Jaguars: They need to continue the tremendous momentum gained from a win over the Indianapolis Colts last weekend. With about 5,000 tickets left to sell for next Monday night's game against the Tennessee Titans, the Colts win would mean less without a follow-up at winless Buffalo.
For the Bills: They need a win. Having started the season 0-4, Buffalo traded RB Marshawn Lynch and taken apart its offense in hopes another look works.
CB David Jones vs. WR Lee Evans: Jones' side of the field has been picked on often by quarterbacks. Peyton Manning threw to receiver Reggie Wayne 19 times and Wayne made a franchise record 15 catches for 196 yards, most against Jones. Jaguars coaches have faith in Jones. He took over as the starter after Derek Cox struggled in game one. He kept the position by impressing coaches on the field with tight coverage and by not allowing too many explosive plays. Although the Bills passing offense is the worst in the NFL, Evans is a potentially dangerous foe.
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The Jaguars are 4-5 against the Bills. The last three meetings were in Jacksonville, including last year's 18-15 Jaguars' victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
Number of times Maurice Jones-Drew has had back-to-back 100-yard rushing games in his career. Jones-Drew had 105 rushing yards last week against the Colts.
David Garrard's passer rating against the AFC East. He's had ratings of 96.2, 62.4 and 87.5 against the Bills.
Number of NFL teams that are 2-2, just like the Jaguars.
Bills: LB Keith Ellison (knee), CB Terrence McGee (back), LB Arthur Moats (elbow) and S Bryan Scott (knee) are out. TE Shawn Nelson (groin) and CB Ashton Youboty (hamstring) are questionable. LB Andra Davis (shoulder) and DE Marcus Stroud (ankle) are probable.
The Jaguars have gone 63 games without giving up a punt return for a touchdown. The last player to do it was Buffalo's Roscoe Parrish in 2006.
The Bills ended a streak of 26 sold-out home games, the team's first TV blackout since 2006.
TODAY ON TV
Jaguars at Bills 1 p.m. (CBS)
Saints at Cardinals 4:05 p.m. (Fox)
Titans at Cowboys 4:15 p.m. (CBS)
Eagles at 49ers 8:20 p.m. (NBC)